Chocolate Covered Strawberries

// Experience a burst of flavor with our gourmet chocolate coated strawberries. Easy steps, extraordinary taste!



Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a beloved confection cherished for their simplicity and sophistication. They are effortless to make and come together in just a few minutes.

With just a few handy ingredients and minimal effort, you can make these exquisite chocolate-dipped strawberry recipes that are sure to impress the palate of anyone who tastes them.

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Chocolate covered strawberries with decorative drizzle in paper cups on a pink plate beside a red flower

On this page, you will get a step-by-step guide for how to make EASY Chocolate Covered Strawberries, including a video recipe on ideas for a variety of toppings.

About Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These luscious and gourmet-looking Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are a beautiful blend of succulent strawberries and velvety chocolate. Not only do these delightful treats look adorable, but they are also incredibly simple and have a mingling of flavors.

Plus, making a large batch of chocolate-covered strawberries only takes about 20 minutes! They make a wonderful last-minute dessert for any party or special occasion.

This easy chocolate covered strawberry recipe blends the natural sweetness of ripe strawberries with the rich, decadent appeal of chocolate. The classic combination of chocolate and strawberry creates a sensory experience that is both elegant and irresistible.

Overhead view of a pink plate with assorted chocolate dipped strawberries and a lit candle

They have a charm to elevate any occasion, whether it’s a romantic evening, a festive gathering, or a simple treat to brighten your day.

No matter what fruit you dip into chocolate, everything looks exotic and tastes better when dipped into chocolate. Isn’t it?

I just can’t resist fruit and chocolate desserts; that’s why I have so many chocolate-dipped fruit recipes on my website. Be it  chocolate covered blueberries, chocolate banana bark, banana peanut butter chocolate bites, orange chocolate covered slices, chocolate covered grapes, chocolate covered kiwi, or chocolate pomegranate bites, they all look so adorable, taste so different, and so delicious in their own way.

Chocolate-coated strawberries might be one of the cheapest and easiest desserts to make. But they have that magnetism of being picked among other fancy bite-size desserts that everyone loves.

So make this easy chocolate treat for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day and wow them. Or serve these easy-to-make chocolate-covered strawberries at parties or get-togethers; they will definitely become a hit.

These Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Are quick and easy to make

  • Are an ideal last-minute dessert

  • Are perfect for spontaneous cravings

  • Are vegetarian & gluten-free

  • Can also be made vegan

  • Have a delightful contrast of textures

  • Are coated with the crispness of the chocolate shell

  • Are a guilt-free treat

  • Are packed with antioxidants & other nutrients

  • Can be served as versatile treats

  • Are suitable for any parties or romantic dinners

  • Are perfect for elegant soirées

  • Look so vibrant and impressive

  • Are a beautiful gift to express love

Close-up of a hand holding a chocolate covered strawberry with drizzled icing

Ingredient details about Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Strawberries: As the name suggests, strawberries are the key ingredient of this recipe. Make sure to use ripe, plump strawberries to get the best flavor, taste, and texture.

  • Chocolate: Use the best chocolate for strawberry dipping. It is because the premium chocolate has a luxurious chocolate coating. Whether it is milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, or chocolate chips, make sure it is high-quality.

  • Coconut oil: A little amount of coconut oil is used to thin out the chocolate. This step ensures smooth dipping and while also adding a smooth, shiny finish, add a hint of tropical flavor.

  • Optional: I have topped some strawberries with colorful sprinkles and others with melted chocolate drizzle. You can opt for any toppings you like, such as chopped nuts, toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, or for added variety and visual charm.

Decoration is entirely optional here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Variations

Plain Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Love dark chocolate-covered fruits? Then you choose just dark chocolate for dipping. Your delicious Dark Chocolate Coated Strawberries are ready. No need for any toppings or chocolate drizzle. Chocolate and strawberries are enough to make you drool.

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Instead of adding any sprinkles or chocolate drizzle, simply dip the chilled strawberries in melted chocolate. They give a sweeter flavor profile to this easy strawberry chocolate dessert.

Nut Coated Strawberries

For this variation, simply roll chocolate-dipped strawberries in crushed nuts of your choice. For an added crunch and flavors, you can go with toasted crushed almonds or toasted crushed hazelnuts.

Drizzled Chocolate Strawberries

Just like I drizzled the dipped strawberries, you can also go for contrasting chocolate drizzles. It gives a beautiful and more gourmet-like elegant finish to these chocolate-coated strawberries.

Sugar-Coated Strawberries

For an intense sugary treat and enhanced festive touch, you can also roll dipped strawberries with colored sugar sprinkles.

DIY Strawberry Bouquet

Instead of serving strawberries in cupcake liners, you can also make a beautiful and stunning bouquet by arranging dipped strawberries on skewers or sticks. Stud the bouquet with fresh flowers or for an exquisite edible arrangement.

Caramel Chocolate Covered Strawberries

For this recipe variation, heat caramel sauce to make it pourable. Bring it to a room temperature and then dip each strawberry in caramel sauce first, allowing excess to drip off. Place it on a parchment paper, and let it set.

Then dip it in the moöetd chocolate and allow it to set. 

Spiced Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

You can also make chocolate coated strawberries by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon, chai masala, cayenne pepper or even milk chili powder.

Storage Suggestions

Once set, you can store chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator. To store, simply place the chocolate-coated strawberries in a single layer on a parchment-lined plate or tray and refrigerate for up to three days.

Few chocolate coated strawberries on a pink plate with a pink marbled background

Serving Suggestions

Chocolate strawberries are one of the most classy looking desserts, and you can serve them in many ways. You can serve them chilled for a refreshing sweet treat, or let them come to room temperature if you prefer a softer texture.

You can also present them on a decorative platter for a stylish dessert spread, along with other chocolate or fruit desserts like orange chocolate covered slices, chocolate covered kiwi, Strawberry Yogurt bark, Chocolate Banana bark. You can also arrange them in gift boxes or arrange them in bouquets for a tasteful present.

How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Making homemade chocolate-coated strawberries is straightforward. Simply rinse and dry your strawberries. Place them on a freezer-safe plate and chill for 10 minutes. In the meanwhile, melt your chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and let it cool.

Line a baking tray with wax paper or parchment paper. Dip those strawberries into the melted chocolate and shake off excess chocolate.

Drizzle them with melted chocolate or roll them in your chosen toppings. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and let them chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets.

Professional tips & tricks to make the perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  1. Chocolate Melting Options: You have got two easy options for melting chocolate. You can either use the microwave or the double boiler method. When melting chocolate in the microwave, make sure to stir it every 30 seconds until it’s nice and smooth.

  2. Strawberries: Use ripe yet firm strawberries without bruises for the best texture and taste. Organic farm-picked ones are the best.

  3. Drying & chilling: Make sure the strawberries are completely dried and chilled before dipping. If they are not completely dry, the chocolate won’t stick properly.

  4. Chocolate: Always use high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and texture.

  5. Toppings: Feel free to experiment with different toppings and decorations to make unique chocolate-covered strawberries. For toppings, the sky’s the limit. You can have any toppings of your choice, for example, crushed nuts, crushed chocolate, edible sprinkles, edible glitters, crushed chocolate chip cookies, or cracker crumbs.

  6. Storage: These strawberries taste best when they are fresh. But if you are not planning to eat them right away, you can store the leftovers in the refrigerator. Freezing chocolate-covered strawberries is not recommended, as they will lose texture after thawing and you will not get a perfect chocolate coating.

A bitten strawberry covered in white chocolate and colorful sprinkles on a pink plate

FAQs

What type of chocolate is best for dipping strawberries?

High-quality chocolates are best for getting the best chocolatey flavor, smooth and rich coating. So the quality of chocolate really matters as it makes or breaks the taste. I have used real chocolate here, but you can also use baking chocolate or chocolate chips here.

Can I use frozen strawberries for chocolate dipping?

No, using frozen strawberries is not recommended for this recipe, as the frozen ones will lose the texture after thawing and you will end up with a big mess.

However, if fresh strawberries are not available, you can use dried strawberries or dehydrated chocolate strawberries for dipping, but the fresh ones give the BEST taste.

How long do chocolate-covered strawberries last?

Chocolate-covered strawberries are best served fresh or devoured within a couple of days to maintain the freshness, texture, and flavor. After 3 days, the chocolate might sweat a bit, so don’t wait too long to enjoy these beauties.

The right time to dig in is the day they are made!

Can I freeze chocolate-covered strawberries?

Freezing chocolate-coated strawberries is not advised. Due to the moisture in the strawberries, they may release moisture as they thaw. Soggy and wet strawberries would affect the texture of the chocolate coating.

How do I prevent chocolate-covered strawberries from sweating?

Make certain that you keep the chocolate-covered strawberries refrigerated until ready to serve. Also, avoid exposing them to temperature fluctuations; this step will prevent condensation on the chocolate.

How to melt chocolate in a double boiler?

Melting chocolate in a double boiler is very simple. Just fill a pan about a quarter of the way with water and bring it to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low, place a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan.

Add your chopped chocolate and stir constantly until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.


Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Make Chocolate covered strawberries

  1. Place the strawberries on a freezer-safe plate and chill for 10 minutes.
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  3. Meanwhile, melt the milk chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl using a double boiler or microwave until smooth. Set it aside to cool.
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  5. Next, melt the white chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl using a double boiler or microwave until smooth.
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  7. Insert a skewer into each strawberry and dip it into the melted milk chocolate, shaking off excess chocolate.
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  9. Swirl the skewer and drizzle with the melted white chocolate to create variation.
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  11. Alternatively, dip some strawberries in white chocolate first and then in milk chocolate. You can also roll the chocolate-coated strawberries in your favorite sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
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  13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the dipped strawberries onto the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate the chocolate-coated strawberries for 30 minutes or until firm.
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  15. Your customizable chocolate-covered strawberries with various chocolate coatings and colorful sprinkles are ready. Enjoy them chilled, or place them in a single layer on a plate lined with wax paper or baking paper to absorb any excess moisture. Store them for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or until serving. If you plan to serve the chocolate-covered strawberries at room temperature, remove them from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to allow them to come to room temperature gradually. This will help preserve the texture of the chocolate.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries [Recipe]

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Experience a burst of flavor with our gourmet chocolate coated strawberries. Easy steps, extraordinary taste!
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Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts American 15
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
70 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 500 grams fresh strawberries (washed and dried)
  • 300g milk chocolate
  • 300g white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • Colorful sprinkles (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Make Chocolate covered strawberries
  1. Place the strawberries on a freezer-safe plate and chill for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the milk chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl using a double boiler or microwave until smooth. Set it aside to cool.
  3. Next, melt the white chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl using a double boiler or microwave until smooth.
  4. Insert a skewer into each strawberry and dip it into the melted milk chocolate, shaking off excess chocolate.
  5. Swirl the skewer and drizzle with the melted white chocolate to create variation.
  6. Alternatively, dip some strawberries in white chocolate first and then in milk chocolate. You can also roll the chocolate-coated strawberries in your favorite sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the dipped strawberries onto the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate the chocolate-coated strawberries for 30 minutes or until firm.
  8. Your customizable chocolate-covered strawberries with various chocolate coatings and colorful sprinkles are ready. Enjoy them chilled, or place them in a single layer on a plate lined with wax paper or baking paper to absorb any excess moisture. Store them for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or until serving. If you plan to serve the chocolate-covered strawberries at room temperature, remove them from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to allow them to come to room temperature gradually. This will help preserve the texture of the chocolate.

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NOTES:

  1. Use ripe yet firm strawberries without bruises for the best texture and taste. Organic farm-picked ones are the best.
  2. Make sure the strawberries are completely dried and chilled before dipping. If they are not completely dry, the chocolate won't stick properly.


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