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An easy step by step guide for how to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

Chocolate covered treats are always some of my favorites. I have shared several chocolate covered and chocolate dipped desserts on my site previously – from peanut butter balls to Oreo truffles. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with chocolate! And chocolate covered strawberries are an absolute favorite!

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries make an elegant bite sized dessert that everyone loves. But don’t let the decadence of these chocolate covered beauties fool you! They couldn’t be any easier to make. With only three ingredients, it’s simple to create these iconic favorites.

For my chocolate covered strawberries, I like to use the best tasting, juiciest, most delicious strawberries. It makes all the difference in the final result to me.

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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!

Ingredients

This recipe just uses 3 ingredients!

  • fresh strawberries
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut oil

Step-by-step Instructions

  • Prep. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, top with a wire rack and set aside. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper to use for cooling the dipped strawberries. If using any optional toppings, place those onto individual small plates. 
  • Wash and Dry Strawberries. 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.
  • Melt Chocolate. Add chocolate to medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Repeat until the chocolate is all melted and smooth. Repeat with additional types of chocolate if making different types – white, dark chocolate, milk, etc. 
  • Dip Strawberries. Hold each strawberry by the stem and dip into the melted chocolate. Lift the strawberry out of the chocolate and slightly twist to allow any additional chocolate to run off back into the bowl of chocolate. If you are adding any optional toppings, dip the chocolate covered strawberry into the topping and then place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and for the chocolate to harden. 
  • Serve or store. Serve once the chocolate has hardened or store in the refrigerator. Best enjoyed within 48 hours.

What Chocolate Should You Use for Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

Since you are only using three ingredients for this recipe, the better the chocolate used the better the final results. I have found that higher quality baking chips or baking chocolate works best.

I tend to use Ghiradelli chocolate baking chips or Baker’s baking chocolate with good results.

I prefer to use a semi-sweet chocolate but you can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate if you prefer.

How to Prepare Strawberries for Dipping in Chocolate

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

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! If you are making large quantities, I have found that a small fondue pot works wonderfully, too.

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 (Double Boiler Method)

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.

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 in a single layer.

Other Chocolate Dipped Treats

Chocolate Dipped Pecans

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Bananas

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Here’s my Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe. I know you’ll love them!

5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Dessert 7 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Servings 8
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an easy, elegant treat when entertaining. Get this simple recipe for chocolate covered strawberries you can make at home.

Ingredients  

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 (10-ounce) package Ghiradelli Baking Chips semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, butter or shortening

Instructions 

  • Prep. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, top with a wire rack and set aside. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper to use for cooling the dipped strawberries. If using any optional toppings, place those onto individual small plates.
  • Wash and Dry Strawberries. 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.
  • Melt Chocolate. Add chocolate to medium microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Repeat until the chocolate is all melted and smooth. Repeat with additional types of chocolate if making different types – white, dark chocolate, milk, etc.
  • Dip Strawberries. Hold each strawberry by the stem and dip into the melted chocolate. Lift the strawberry out of the chocolate and slightly twist to allow any additional chocolate to run off back into the bowl of chocolate. If you are adding any optional toppings, dip the chocolate covered strawberry into the topping and then place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and for the chocolate to harden.
  • Serve or store. Serve once the chocolate has hardened or store in the refrigerator. Best enjoyed within 48 hours.

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Notes

For a large quantity, melt chocolate and coconut oil to an electric fondue pot, stirring until smooth. Keep chocolate warm while dipping all strawberries. Follow remaining directions for storing.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 34.9mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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