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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know to make easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

They are easy and fast to make but look elegant and impressive. You might like this melted chocolate idea, too. If you are a chocoholic, you should try this inside-out chocolate cake.

Dark chocolate covered strawberries with stripes of while chocolate
Dark chocolate-covered strawberries

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What Type of Chocolate to Use for Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The quality of chocolate is the largest factor in this recipe. A higher quality chocolate will taste better, create more visually appealing results, and be easier to work with.

An inexpensive bag of chocolate chips will not melt or taste as good. I recommend a high-quality baker’s chocolate. I like the results I get from Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. They always taste amazing and have a beautiful coat of chocolate on them.

You can use wafers, chips, or a bar of chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but you can use bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or white chocolate for Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Recipe ingredients on a conunter top
Dark chocolate and strawberries

What you need to make chocolate-covered strawberries:

Strawberries that are ripe with the green attached.

Chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and milk chocolate are used for melting.

Double boiler: A double boiler is the best method for melting chocolate.

Baking sheet: Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for your chocolates-dipped strawberries.

Parchment paper: Cut parchment paper the size of the baking sheet.

How to Melt Chocolate for Dipping Strawberries

You can melt chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave. I prefer the double boiler method. If you do not own a double boiler, it is super easy to make your own.

Place a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan with one inch of simmering water. Note: be sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.

Adding chocolate wafers into the double boiler
Chocolate in a double boiler

Tempering Chocolate

Remove a good handful of chocolate wafers and set aside for later.

Start to melt the wafers in the double boiler over a simmer while stirring constantly. You will want to turn off the heat when almost all the wafers have melted. Next, remove your double boiler to a heat-proof surface. Continue stirring the chocolate while you add the reserved wafers.

Melted chocolate next to unmelted chocolate in a bowl
Melted chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Remove your strawberries from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before dipping them in chocolate. While waiting for them to get to room temperature, you can prepare them by rinsing them in a colander with cold water. Allow them to drain on paper towels, then pat them dry with paper towels.

Dip strawberries in chocolate by holding the green. Another option is using a toothpick in the green’s center as a handle to dip strawberries.

Strawberry dipped in melted chocolate
Chocolate dipped strawberry

To cover the strawberries with chocolate, dip or swirl them in the top of your double boiler. I poured the melted chocolate into a bouillon bowl to make dipping easier. You can use a glass or bowl to make it easier to dunk the strawberries.

Place the chocolate-covered strawberries on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Allow them to set at room temperature.

Chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper
Chocolate covered strawberries

Topping Options

Top your chocolate-covered strawberries with chopped nuts, coconut flakes, sprinkles, etc., over wet chocolate. Or you can melt candy melts or more chocolate in a candy piping bag. Cut a small amount of the pointed end to create a hole to pipe chocolate.

dark chocolate covered strawberries with white chocolate stripes
Dark and white chocolate-covered strawberries
Dark chocolate covered strawberries with stripes of while chocolate

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Learn how to make chocolate-covered strawberries with this step-by-step guide. Add easy toppings, and you have an elegant dessert that took minutes to make.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Gheradeli Melting Wafers – dark, milk, and/or white chocolate
  • 2 pounds Fresh strawberries with stems

Equipment

Double boiler

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Can I Refrigerate Chocolate-Covered Strawberries?

The easy answer is yes. However, I recommend making them the day you plan to serve them. Leave them in a cool place (away from the oven) until they are served.

Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to three days.

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Saturday 10th of February 2024

Awesome Strawberries and chocolate

Marie

Monday 22nd of January 2024

These look so yummy! Pinning for all my special events like Valentine's Day, girl's nights, showers etc

Kippi

Thursday 8th of February 2024

@Marie, Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day!

Catharine Bradtke

Thursday 18th of January 2024

Succulent strawberries are covered with a layer of rich chocolate. This is the favorite dish of the children in my family, especially they also love the game online games.

Kippi

Monday 22nd of January 2024

@Catharine Bradtke, thank you for stopping by. Happy Valentine's Day, Kippi

Lynne

Tuesday 16th of January 2024

Yum! These chocolate covered strawberries look amazing and are such a perfect treat for Valentine's Day! Pinned!

Kippi

Monday 22nd of January 2024

@Lynne, thank you so much. I hope you will enjoy them too.

Esmé Slabbert

Monday 15th of January 2024

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Kippi

Tuesday 20th of February 2024

@Esmé Slabbert, I left you a 5-star rating and comment on your vanilla sponge cake.

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