These Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are one of the easiest treats you can make! With only two ingredients plus whatever toppings you like, you can have Chocolate Covered Strawberries to enjoy or even add to cupcakes or desserts. They also make great gifts! 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate and Strawberry are one of the most popular flavor combinations, and rightfully so. The flavors can be made into just about any dessert you can think of – cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and more. 

And the ideas are endless for using Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on top of the desserts. They are easy to make, but look really impressive, like you spent all day. 

Making the Chocolate Dipped Strawberries is also fun for the kids and a great way to build lasting memories. The kids will be so excited to make a batch of these chocolate strawberries for their Teachers, Grandparents, a Family Friend, or Babysitter. The melted chocolate can get hot, so be sure to help with that, but they can easily add the toppings and sprinkles. 

Strawberries dipped in chocolate coating

While Chocolate Covered Strawberries are definitely easy to make, there are a few helpful tips that will make it even easier. 

Baker’s Tip #1 – Have all your ingredients and toppings ready to go. Anytime you work with melted chocolate, it’s best to have everything ready because the chocolate can harden quickly. 

Baker’s Tip #2 – Have parchment paper or a silicone mat ready to lay the chocolate covered strawberries on

Baker’s Tip #3 – Strawberries are in peak season from late April through June, depending on your area of the country. However, you can easily buy strawberries anytime at your local grocery store. When choosing the strawberries, be sure they are firm and really ripe, you don’t want them mushy because they will be hard to work with and won’t taste good after the chocolate is added.

Baker’s Tip #4 – Tools – you probably have all the tools you need  – microwave safe bowls, forks, paper plates (for sprinkles), parchment paper or silicone mat, baking sheet

Baker’s Tip #5 – Extra Tools – you can also use plastic squeeze bottles for drizzling the chocolate, candy coloring if you use white chocolate instead of candy melts

Ingredients to make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Now let’s chat about how to make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and helpful tips – 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients

  • Strawberries – fresh, firm and ripe
  • Chocolate – Almond Bark works best – my favorite kind has been difficult to find in stores, so this time I used the Kroger brand (chocolate) and Aldi brand (white chocolate) and both worked fine, although I still prefer Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark 
  • Candy Melts – these come a variety of colors, for Valentine’s Day I used Red, Pink and Bright Pink
  • Toppings – Oreos, Cookies, Chocolate Chips, really anything you like
  • Sprinkles – For Valentine’s Day – Micro Hearts, Nonpariels or Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Jimmies and more

How to make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat
  2. Lay out all the toppings. Chop cookies or nuts, add sprinkles to a small prep bowls. Set out paper plates to work over top of when adding sprinkles
  3. Prepare strawberries, making sure the stems and berries are clean and free of any spots
  4. Add chocolate to microwave safe bowl. The amount will depend on how many strawberries you are coating. Typically 3-4 chunks of Almond Bark is a good place to start. You don’t want a lot because it can get hard quickly. However, you want enough so that the strawberries can easily be dipped and coated.
  5. Microwave Almond Bark starting with 1 minute. Then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each time. You want small pieces of unmelted chocolate in the bowl, then stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted. The reason for this is to prevent the chocolate from burning. 
  6. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles or toppings.
  7. For multiple colors, coat strawberry with one type of chocolate and let set about 5 minutes, then add other color/type of chocolate
  8. For drizzling the chocolate, melt in microwave then use either a spoon, fork or plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle melted chocolate. 
  9. After the strawberries are all done, set them aside to harden. This should take only 5-10 minutes, at the most. 

Using and Storing Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • To harden the chocolate covered strawberries, you can leave them on the counter or place in the refrigerator for a short time – up to 15 minutes
  • Do not store the chocolate strawberries in the refrigerator, the chocolate may get spots and look chalky
  • Use the chocolate strawberries on the same day you make them. The strawberries can begin to weep and become sticky.
  • If you give the chocolate dipped strawberries as a gift, be sure to add them to a cupcake liner or a piece of parchment paper to keep them being sticky. You can add them to small gift boxes for teachers, neighbors, friends and more. Or even add them to a gift basket for the man in your life. 
  • Decorate your chocolate dipped strawberries for any season or celebration 

Sprinkles on Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

 You can also make Chocolate Covered Strawberries for birthday’s, 4th of July celebration, Christmas – really any time.

Easy to make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Strawberries dipped in chocolate coating

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Description

Easy to make decadent treat that everyone will love.


Ingredients

Strawberries, cleaned,washed and dry

Almond Bark, chocolate and white chocolate

Candy Melts

Crushed cookies – Oreos or whatever you like

Sprinkles – Chocolate Jimmies, Mini Heart Sprinkles

Tools:

Microwave safe bowls for melting chocolate

Prep bowls for sprinkles and cookies

Resealable bags and rolling pin to crush cookies

Plastic squeeze bottle for drizzling chocolate

Baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat


Instructions

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Lay out all the toppings. Chop cookies or nuts, add sprinkles to a small prep bowls. Set out paper plates to work over top of when adding sprinkles

Place cookies in resealable bags, seal and crush with rolling pin

Prepare strawberries, making sure the stems and berries are clean and free of any spots

Place cookies and sprinkles {or other toppings} in separate bowls

Add chocolate to microwave safe bowl. The amount will depend on how many strawberries you are coating. Typically 3-4 chunks of Almond Bark is a good place to start. You don’t want a lot because it can get hard quickly. However, you want enough so that the strawberries can easily be dipped and coated.

Microwave Almond Bark starting with 1 minute. Then stir. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring after each time. You want small pieces of unmelted chocolate in the bowl, then stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted. The reason for this is to prevent the chocolate from burning.

Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles or toppings.

Immediately roll in toppings or add sprinkles and place on lined baking sheet to set

For multiple colors, coat strawberry with one type of chocolate and let set about 5 minutes, then add other color/type of chocolate

For drizzling the chocolate, melt in microwave then use either a spoon, fork or plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle melted chocolate.

After the strawberries are all done, set them aside to harden. This should take only 5-10 minutes, at the most.


Notes

  • To harden the chocolate covered strawberries, you can leave them on the counter or place in the refrigerator for a short time – up to 15 minutes
  • Do not store the chocolate strawberries in the refrigerator, the chocolate may get spots and look chalky
  • Use the chocolate strawberries on the same day you make them. The strawberries can begin to weep and become sticky.

 

 

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