Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy, elegant treat when entertaining. This chocolate covered strawberries recipe you can make at home is simple and delicious!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
What’s not to love about them?
They make such elegant little additions to any party or when entertaining. But don’t let the decadence of these chocolate covered beauties fool you! They couldn’t be any easier to make if you tried! I guess that’s why I make chocolate covered strawberries as often as possible!
For my chocolate covered strawberries, I like to use absolutely the best tasting, juiciest, most delicious strawberries. It makes all the difference in the final result to me.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries make such a special handmade gift for someone you love. They are perfect for holidays such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, parties and showers and for giving to a close friend. They certainly make an impressive statement, yet they are so simple to make!
How to Prepare Strawberries for Dipping in Chocolate
You may wonder how do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries? The secret is in the prep of the strawberries. Once you wash your strawberries, make sure that you dry them very, very well. Any water on the strawberry will prevent the melted chocolate from sticking to the strawberry. I recommend drying the strawberries with paper towels and then placing them on a wire rack lined baking sheet to air dry completely.
Water is the enemy of chocolate as it will cause the chocolate to seize up and become grainy.
How to Melt Chocolate for Chocolate Covered Strawberries
If you are only making a few to enjoy or for a small party, you can simply use the microwave or cooktop for melting the chocolate for dipping the strawberries. This easy method is great for making these anytime you want them!
How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave
Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil (or butter or shortening) in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes on 50% power. Stir until smooth.
How to Melt Chocolate on the Stovetop
Fill a small saucepan halfway with water. Place on medium heat and bring to a low boil. Place an oven-proof glass or a metal bowl with the chocolate over the top of the saucepan to form a double boiler. Continuously stir the chocolate as it slowly melts. Remove from the heat as soon as it is melted to prevent it from overcooking.
But, if you are making a large quantity, I recommend using a fondue pot to make it easier on yourself. The fondue pot keeps the chocolate at the perfect temperature for dipping the strawberries so that you aren’t constantly heating and reheating the chocolate as you work. It’s a game changer for a routine chocolate dipper like me. These are also so much fun to make in the fondue pot with your family or a gathering of close friends!
How Far in Advance Can I Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
You will want to make a bit in advance to make sure that the chocolate has fully set before serving. I like to make them about 30 minutes to an hour in advance so that they completely dry.
They last the same amount of time in the refrigerator as other washed fresh strawberries. Generally, I recommend enjoying them within 48 hours.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Store in the refrigerator. If you are storing in layers, place parchment paper between each layer to prevent the chocolate from sticking.
Other Chocolate Dipped Treats
Here’s my Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe. I know you’ll love them!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil, butter or shortening
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, top with a wire rack set aside. Wash strawberries and then pat dry with paper towels and arrange on the wire rack to completely air dry to make sure chocolate adheres perfectly.
- Heat chocolate chips and coconut oil (or butter or shortening) in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes on 50%. Stir until smooth. Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, making sure the strawberry is covered almost to the stem. Place chocolate covered strawberry onto parchment lined baking sheet and place into the freezer for at least 15 minutes to set. Store in the refrigerator. Best enjoyed within 48 hours.