Ever wonder how to make chocolate covered strawberries? We’ve got you covered with a recipe, steps and everything you need to know for making the easiest, most delicious treat!
Fresh, sweet, and perfect for any occasion, this is a lovely treat that’s incredibly easy to make. Check out these three amazing strawberry recipes too!
While many people associate chocolate-covered strawberries with the peak of luxury, this is actually an inexpensive and easy dessert to make. They’re also very tasty as the juicy, plum strawberries and chocolate are a perfect combination.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
If you don’t know how to make chocolate-covered strawberries, you might think it is a difficult recipe to master. In fact, this is a simple and cheap dessert that is also highly sophisticated.
Fresh Strawberries – Abundant in the summer, these juicy berries are known for their sweetness, texture and vibrant red color.
Chocolate Chips – Use any of these chocolate chips: Semisweet, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate
Wash & Dry – To make them, you want to wash and dry the strawberries. You can then prepare your desired toppings.
Prepare – Set up a workspace for yourself by preparing a parchment-lined baking tray.
Melt – Next, melt your chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler until smooth.
Dip – You can then dip the strawberries in the chocolate. This would also be the time to coat them in toppings if desired.
Set – Lay the strawberries on your baking sheet and wait until the chocolate has set.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Variations
There are endless variations for making chocolate-covered strawberries. Use a variety of chocolate for dipping and add fun ingredients to them. Here are some favorites:
- Colorful Sprinkles
- Crushed Walnuts, Pecans or Almonds
- Shredded Coconut
- White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Butterscotch Chips, Semisweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
- Candy Melts – To make all different colors
- Mini Morsels
- Crushed Cookies
- No Added Sugar Strawberries – Use chocolate morsels from Lilys.
When to Serve Chocolate Covered Strawberries
In our opinion, these juicy berries covered are underrated! If you haven’t had a chocolate covered strawberry in a while, they are so incredibly juicy and delicious! Strawberry and chocolate might be some of our favorite flavor combinations. They are also great for so many occasions such as:
Fun Facts About Strawberries
- Did you know that one serving of 8 strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange?
- They’re also low in Sugar and only 50 calories per cup!
- California is the nation’s leading producer of strawberries and they have a 12 month growing season.
- They also contain a good amount of fiber.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Chocolate to Melt?
When you are looking for melting chocolate, the easiest and best option is to buy chocolate that is labeled for candy making. The chocolates are designed to melt easily and are therefore an excellent choice for this purpose.
How Do You Get Chocolate to Stick to Strawberries?
One issue people commonly come across when making chocolate-covered strawberries is getting the chocolate to stick to the fruit.
The best method for ensuring that the chocolate will stick to the strawberries is to make sure that they are 100% dry. Moisture on your strawberries can make them not last as long and make the chocolate not stick well.
Are Chocolate Covered Strawberries Healthy?
While chocolate-covered strawberries might seem indulgent, they can be a healthy food depending on what kind of chocolate you use. It should be said that this is a tree, so you should consume them in moderation.
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and manganese, and also contain a decent amount of potassium and folate. There are also rich in antioxidants.
If you want to keep your chocolate-covered strawberries healthful, use high-quality dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is an ancient food that is a powerful source of antioxidants and is quite nutritious.
What Kind of Chocolate Is Good For Melting and Dipping?
As mentioned previously, candy-making chocolate is best for melting. Some of the brands that make the best chocolate for this purpose include Ghirardelli, Nestle, Callebaut, and Lily’s.
Looking to make something a bit more indulgent? Check out this chocolate pie recipe.
How Do You Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
The best way to store chocolate-covered strawberries is by storing them in an airtight container and covering them with wax paper. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to two days this way.
How Long Do Chocolate Covered Strawberries Last?
Properly stored, chocolate-covered strawberries can last in the refrigerator for up to two days. If you eat them all in one day, you can store them at room temperature covered with plastic wrap or foil.
More Recipes You’ll Love!
Making chocolate-covered strawberries is a fun and easy activity to do with your loved ones. Plus, when you use dark chocolate, you can revel in the fact that your delicious dessert is actually good for you!
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate will work too.
- 16 Strawberries, fresh
- Wash & Dry – To make them, you want to wash and dry the strawberries. You can then prepare your desired toppings.
- Prepare – Set up a workspace for yourself by preparing a parchment-lined baking tray.
- Melt – Next, melt your chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler until smooth.
- Dip – You can then dip the strawberries in the chocolate. This would also be the time to coat them in toppings if desired.
- Set – Lay the strawberries on your baking sheet and wait until the chocolate has set.