3 ingredients are all that stand between you and gourmet Chocolate covered Strawberries. This is one of my favorite chocolate covered strawberries recipe! Fresh plump berries that are dipped in milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate, and hardens for a decadent dessert.
Whether you want chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine's Day, baby shower, bridal shower, or just a treat to break up your week, this recipe is simple, delicious, and so easy to make.
How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Prep Berries | The first thing you want to do is wash and pat dry your berries. Remove any berries that are showing signs of spoiling by bruising.
Melt Chocolate | In a double boiler you will melt your chocolate chips until they are nice and creamy and fully melted.
Prep Work Area | Lay out your wax paper to sit the chocolate dipped strawberries on.
Dip and Set Up | Now you will hold the strawberries by the green stems and dip one by one in the chocolate. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.
Place on wax paper and let harden up.
How to store chocolate covered strawberries
The chocolate-covered strawberries need to be refrigerated. Just place the berries in a single layer and cover them tightly with a plastic wrap or airtight container. If you want to stack the berries make sure to place a layer of wax paper in between the layers to prevent sticking.
How long do chocolate covered strawberries last
Chocolate covered strawberries are best when served within the first 48 hours of being made. You will find as the strawberries sit in the fridge they will release some juice after the first 24 hours.
So I highly recommend eating the berries within the first day of them being made. That is the prime time.
How to decorate Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I took some leftover chocolate and poured it into a ziploc bag. Cut the tip off and used it to drizzle over each one of the berries.
Feel free to use colored candy melts to drizzle on top, sprinkle with festive or fun sprinkles or colored sugar while the chocolate is still wet. Ultimately you can decorate your berries however you would like.
Can you freeze Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You can freeze the strawberries to set up for like 20 minutes, but anything after will begin to soften your strawberries and take the texture away from them.
But if you are okay with a frozen strawberry texture, then yes you are more than welcome to freeze for 1-2 months. Then eat straight from the freezer, or let them thaw for a few minutes before eating.
Can I use baking chocolate instead of chocolate chips?
Absolutely. You are more than welcome to use a baking chocolate, just melt it the same way.
If you want your chocolate to harden faster add in a teaspoon of shortening as you melt the chocolate. It will then give it a hardening texture fast.
Can I use white chocolate chips?
You are more than welcome to use white chocolate chips. Just melt them up the same way, dip and let it harden. I love a white chocolate dipped strawberry. So tasty and simple to make.
Can I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave?
You can use the microwave to melt chocolate chips. The biggest thing is to make sure to heat in cycles of 15-30 second increments. Remove the chips, stir, and then heat again. If you overcook the chocolate it will burn.
So go slow, and stir often to prevent it from scorching the chocolate and ruining it.
Want More Strawberry Recipes
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- Mandarin Strawberry Dump Cake
- Strawberry Shortcake Cake
- Strawberry Frosting
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 32 ounces strawberries washed
- 6 ounces milk chocolate chips
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- Thoroughly dry the strawberries after washing them.
- Combine the milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl.
- Place the bowl on top of a medium saucepan with about 1 inch of water in the bottom of the saucepan. Make sure the water isn't touching the bottom of the bowl with the chocolate chips in it.
- Place over low heat and let the water simmer. Stir the chocolate chips until they're melted.
- Once the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth, turn the heat off. Leave the bowl on top of the saucepan to keep it warm while you're dipping the strawberries.
- Line your work area with wax paper.
- While holding the leaf of the strawberry, dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. While still holding the strawberry, use the other hand to gently tap the wrist holding the strawberry to remove any excess chocolate.
- Place the strawberry on the wax paper.
- Allow the strawberries to harden. This will take 30 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature or transfer the wax paper with the strawberries to the fridge with a cookie sheet for the chocolate to firm up quicker.
- Add any extra chocolate to a sandwich bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners.
- Drizzle on the strawberry once the chocolate shell has hardened by quickly going back and forth over top of the strawberries while applying even pressure to the sandwich bag.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.