How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Have you ever tried making your own chocolate covered strawberries? Check out these easy steps and also my ultimate secret for making them absolutely perfect!

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite desserts especially because they are so simple to make on your own! These become super popular around Valentine’s Day and I’ve found that they sell out really quickly. Try preparing them yourself this year and I promise they will turn out better than in store. Most store bought packages don’t even use fresh strawberries and this effects the flavor in this dessert by a ton! Surprise your loved ones with this delicious dessert that will only includes 3 ingredients and takes about 10 minutes to prepare. 

Do you love chocolate as much as I do? Check out some of my other favorite chocolate filled dessert recipes!

  1. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  2. Thick and Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Double Chocolate Pudding Cookies
  4. Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Bites

 

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Strawberries, whole
  • Bag of milk chocolate melts
  • Bag of white chocolate melts

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate melts in a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl by following the directions on the back of the package.
  2. Wash and dry the strawberries.
  3. Next, dip them in the chocolate by holding the strawberry at the stem. Place them on a sheet of parchment paper and continue with all of the strawberries.
  4. Wait for them to dry completely.
  5. Then, melt down the white chocolate and place it in a pipping bag with a small circle tip. (or you can place in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny slit in the corner of the bag)
  6. Move the pipe back and forth along the strawberries to create the design of your choice.
  7. Let that chocolate dry and store in your fridge until you are ready to eat!

Ingredients

  • Strawberries, whole
  • Bag of milk chocolate melts
  • Bag of white chocolate melts

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate melts in a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl by following the directions on the back of the package.
  2. Wash and dry the strawberries.
  3. Next, dip them in the chocolate by holding the strawberry at the stem. Place them on a sheet of parchment paper and continue with all of the strawberries.
  4. Wait for them to dry completely.
  5. Then, melt down the white chocolate and place it in a pipping bag with a small circle tip. (or you can place in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny slit in the corner of the bag)
  6. Move the pipe back and forth along the strawberries to create the design of your choice.
  7. Let that chocolate dry and store in your fridge until you are ready to eat!

Pro Tips

  • There are tons of different chocolates you can use for dipping your strawberries like milk chocolate, semi-sweet, bittersweet, or white chocolate for dipping strawberries. The secret to perfect chocolate covered strawberries is to use tempering chocolate which contains high coco butter content! Ideally couverture chocolate is the best for coding and dipping strawberries because a third of the chocolate is coco butter.
  • Make sure to buy large and fresh strawberries! Try to avoid purchasing a small pack because it will make it easier to design them at the end and I’ve found larger strawberries turn out better.
  • Don’t skip out on properly washing your strawberries! This is super important and nobody wants to be eating dirty fruit.

Different Ways to Use Melted Chocolate

There are so many ways to use melted chocolate! After making my strawberries I love using the extra chocolate to dip some of these toppings:

  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Raw vegetables
  • Bananas
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Rice crispy treats
  • Other fruits

How to Store Your Strawberries

If you don’t finish your strawberries all in one sitting they can easily be saved and stored in the refrigerator! Place them in a container and separate them using parchment paper so they don’t get ruined. They will usually last between 3 to 5 days before the strawberries will get mushy!

I hope you loved this recipe and the secret tips I included! For more how to’s check out some of these to escalate your kitchen skills.

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