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Chocolate Covered Strawberries – Amira’s Pantry

Like anything chocolate covered, these chocolate covered strawberries will bring happiness to your day. Whether you are celebrating a special day or simply ending your meal. Satisfy your chocolate craving in the simplest form.

Chocolate covered strawberries are an easy treat for special occasions. Perfect homemade candy that will brighten anyone’s day.

chocolate covered strawberries on a white serving plate

Chocolate covered fruits are this sort of desserts that actually makes you feel good about yourself. Like these cute dates for example and these chocolate covered strawberries are no exception. Make them with dark, milk or white chocolate and decorate them with a variety of ways for the perfect dessert each time.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love It

  • Simple, no-cook recipe uses just the microwave and fridge.
  • Easy portioned treat for parties and get together.
  • Makes a great gift for any occasion.

📝 Ingredients

Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.

Chocolate covered strawberries ingredients on a white surface.

🥄 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

A collage of four images showing how to make chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Chop the chocolate bars and place in bowls with coconut oil. Melt in microwave or a double boiler.
  • Hold the strawberries by the stem and dip in the chocolate tilting the bowl if necessary to cover the whole strawberry.
  • Let it drip excess chocolate then scrape the bottom against the rim of the bowl.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes for the chocolate to set.
An images showing how to decorate chocolate strawberries.
  • Place any left over chocolate in a small sandwich bag snip the corner to make a very small opening. Drizzle the chocolate over the strawberries to decorate then refrigerate strawberries again for 10 minutes.

What comes to your mind when you first hear the word strawberries? I bet it is this luscious mouth watering and fulfilling sense of satisfaction. Actually strawberries do not last a day in my fridge, once they get washed they vanish!! It was really hard for me to hide these strawberries so I can finish the recipe.
Chocolate covered strawberries are most popular during Valentine’s day, but guess what? They are just as beautiful and tasty throughout the year! Fun and elegant dessert/gift for any occasion you might have.

💡Tips

  • You can use semi sweet, dark, milk or white chocolate.
  • Coconut oil is good for you but it might leave a hint of coconut smell on your chocolate. If you cannot use coconut then you can use vegetable oil instead.
  • Wash strawberries and make sure that they are really dry before covering them with chocolate.
  • When microwaving chocolate, be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and stir often!
  • If you are going to use sprinkles or chopped nuts, coconut then dip the strawberries in the sprinkles before placing in the refrigerator.

🧺 Storage

  • It is better to consume the strawberries within one day. You can place them uncovered in the fridge overnight. Take them out 30 minutes before serving and place in a cool dry place and not in sunshine or hot kitchen.
  • You can freeze leftover strawberries for up to 3 month. I advise not to thaw them and eat them as a snack in their frozen state.
Chocolate covered strawberries in pink, white and brown colors with heart sprinkles on a white square plate

👩‍🍳 Variations

  • Insert long sticks, like the ones used in making cake pops, in each strawberry to make diy chocolate covered strawberries bouquet.
  • Use food coloring and color white chocolate to make themed chocolate covered strawberries. Think green for game day and St. Patrick, or maybe pastel colors for Easter chocolate covered strawberries ideas.
  • Use your favorite sprinkles, edible glitter, colored sugar crystals, chopped nuts to decorate them as you like.

💬 FAQs

Can you freeze chocolate covered strawberries

Yes you can, place leftover strawberries in an airtight container lined with parchment paper in a single layer for up to 3 month. I advise not to thaw them and eat them as a snack in their frozen state.

How do I buy the perfect strawberries?

It is preferable to buy locally grown strawberries and better yet it is better to go and pick the strawberries yourself. But this is not usually the case. When buying strawberries from your nearby store make sure to pick the most fragrant container. Also look closely and stay away from containers with molds or bruised berries. I know this goes without saying but you need to be careful as strawberries get molds quickly. Also pick up dry and unstained containers for best results. Vibrant, firm, bright and fresh looking strawberries with bright green stems are the ones to look for.

How to wash strawberries?

Do not wash them ahead of time just when you are ready to use. Place them into a deep bowl and fill with cool water. Wash them by lightly and gently scrubbing with your fingers in the bowl. Drain and wash under running tap water. Make sure to dry them really well before using in this recipe. Place them on a clean kitchen towel and dry gently with paper towel.

What is the best way to melt chocolate?

I highly recommend the microwave method. Using a double boiler is great and it gives you the best control over heat but it is not as easy and quick as a microwave. If you have never melted chocolate in microwave then turn the power down to 50% as I did in these truffles. If you are experienced then go on full power for 20 seconds then 10 seconds intervals stirring in between.

Why do you add coconut oil?

Adding fat helps the chocolate melts more smoothly, gives it a shine and make it less likely to shatter when you bite into it.

  • Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of homemade fantasy fudge! This delicious treat is made with just a few simple ingredients.
  • Tanghulu Recipe, also known as bingtanghulu, is a traditional Chinese snack that originated in the northern region of China. Fresh fruits dipped in thick syrup and quickly cooled for a delicious sweet treat.

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A close up of strawberries dipped in chocolate on a plate

Chocolate covered strawberries

Like anything chocolate covered, these chocolate covered strawberries will bring happiness to your day. Whether you are celebrating a special day or simply ending your meal. Satisfy your chocolate craving in the simplest form.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Diet: Halal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Refrigerate: 40 minutes

Servings: 16 servings

Calories: 114.7kcal

Instructions

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment papers and set aside.

  • Wash the strawberries and pat dry well. Note3

  • Chop chocolate bars into almost equal size and place into a heat proof bowl . Add half a Tablespoon of the coconut oil to each bowl.

  • Melt chocolate in the microwave. Microwave your chocolate on high for 20 seconds, stir then microwave again for 10 seconds intervals stirring in between.

  • Hold one strawberry by the stem and dip it into the chocolate to cover. Tilt the bowl a bit if necessary.

  • Let it drip then scrape the bottom against the edge of the bowl.

  • If you are using sprinkles or going to dip them in nuts then do it now.

  • Place on the parchment lined sheet.

  • Transfer the baking sheet to the refrigerator for 30 minutes for the chocolate to set.

  • Use any excess chocolate to make ribbons on the strawberries and refrigerate again for 15 minutes.

  • Serve immediately or in the same day for best quality.

Notes

  • You can use semi sweet, dark, milk or white chocolate.
  • Coconut oil is good for you but it might leave a hint of coconut smell on your chocolate. If you cannot use coconut then you can use vegetable oil instead.
  • Refer to the post for washing method and make sure your strawberries are really dry, chocolate do not stick to wet strawberries.

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Nutrition

Calories: 114.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.3g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 6.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 1.3mg | Sodium: 19.3mg | Potassium: 94.4mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 11.4g

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First published Feb 10, 2020 . Last updated January 12, 2023 with important tips, clear step by step instructions and readability.

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