Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries, you only need two ingredients for delicious, perfect chocolate covered strawberries! Perfect every time!
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats- probably only superseded by chocolate covered marshmallows.
They are easy to make and really only take two ingredients- chocolate and strawberries.
How to make chocolate covered strawberries?
- Rinse and thoroughly dry your strawberries.
- Melt your candy melts
- Dip your strawberries and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle on sprinkles now before the chocolate sets up, or wait until it sets up and drizzle on some more chocolate to create lines.
Best way to dip strawberries?
I find if you grab the strawberries by the green leaves at the top and then dip into the chocolate this is the easiest. You want to have bowl the is small and a little deep.
Alternatively, you can dip the strawberry and use a spoon to cover the sides of the strawberry.
You can even use a large shot glass filled with melted chocolate to dip the strawberries in.
How to store chocolate covered strawberries?
Store in an airtight container for two days. They will last up to 4-5 day refrigerated but are the best and freshest when eaten within 48 hrs.
Best chocolate for dipping strawberries?
I highly recommend using candy melts/chocolate wafers. This type of chocolate doesn’t need to be tempered and will set up at room temperature.
You want the wafers to say chocolate flavored wafers. If they are real chocolate, they will need to be tempered in ordered to for a hard shell.
Can I use chocolate chips?
If you use chocolate chips you will need to temper the chocolate so it hardens on the strawberry.
Can I sell chocolate dipped strawberries?
For those who are wanting to sell chocolate dipped strawberries around Valentines Day check with your state’s cottage food laws.
If you are making chocolate covered strawberries in bulk, I recommend buying wafers online (like these from Amazon) – affiliate link
Toppings for chocolate covered strawberries?
I love using all types of sprinkles to cover the strawberries in. You can also crush up Oreos, M&Ms, Peanuts, and toast coconut!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Designs?
Stripes of different colors is always a classic, but a fun design is a tuxedo strawberry.
To make a tuxedo dip your strawberry in white chocolate and allow to harden. Then dip in dark chocolate leaving a little white to peak through at the top (for the collar), and leave a little white to show down the center.
Then with a toothpick draw a little bow tie with the dark chocolate.
Fun and fancy!
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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 12 oz bag of dark chocolate candy melts*
- 1 lbs strawberries
- Sprinkles optional
- White or milk chocolate candy melts optional- for drizzle
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse and dry completely the strawberries, removing any that aren’t good. Water isn’t good for chocolate so make sure to dry all of it off.
- In a microwave safe dish melt your chocolate candy melts (12 oz dark chocolate candy melts). Make sure to turn your microwave to 50% power, microwave for 30 secs, stir and repeat until melted. This will take around 1-2 minutes.
- Dip your strawberries in the melted chocolate. It helps to hold the strawberry by the green leaves, dip and swirl. Let any excess chocolate drip off and you can even scrape the bottom side (the side that will be sitting on the parchment paper) on the edge of the bowl.
- Place strawberries on prepared baking sheet and allow to set up. If you are putting sprinkles on you can sprinkle them on now- before the chocolate hardens.
- If you want to drizzle with white candy melts, allow the dipped strawberries to set up, melt your white candy melts in the same way you melted the chocolate candy melts. Then place the melted white candy melts in a piping bag or a ziploc bag and cut the tip off to make a small hole. Then drizzle the strawberries.
- *I used Ghirardelli brand but you can use Wilton or Merckens candy melts too. You can use any type of candy melts you want (pink, white, milk chocolate, etc) and almond bark too.
- If you want to use chocolate chips you have to temper the chocolate so it will set up hard after melting.
- Turning the power on the microwave to 50% will help prevent the candy melts from seizing/burning.
- Additional toppings like crushed Oreos, crushed M&Ms, chopped peanuts, and toasted coconut are all tasty toppings too.
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