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EASY AND DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

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With Valentine’s Day coming I wanted to make a special treat for you! There is something about the combination of chocolate and strawberries that makes this the perfect chocolate treat! Besides looking beautiful, these chocolate covered strawberries are delicious and easy to make. 

Strawberries on a napkin

You can dip the strawberries in any chocolate that you like. White chocolate, dark chocolate, and Lily’s chocolate work great. The key is to use high-quality chocolate. Also, you can get creative and add toppings once you’ve dipped the strawberries in the chocolate. I like to enjoy mine with some coconut flakes sprinkled on top of the chocolate as well as some chopped nuts. If I’m feeling creative I like to drizzle some white chocolate over the dark chocolate! However you choose to enjoy them, we hope you love these delicious chocolate covered strawberries!

Chocolate covered strawberries finished

How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries ingredients

Start by washing the strawberries. I like to wash mine with fruit and vegetable wash and then rinse them in the sink. Then, transfer the strawberries to a towel and let them dry. Make sure that they are COMPLETELY dried before dipping them in the chocolate or the chocolate will separate from the strawberries.

Next, finely chop your chocolate bar. This will help the chocolate melt faster. After that, set up the double boiler. To do this, fill a saucepan with one to two inches of water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Once it’s boiling, reduce it to a slow simmer and put a heat-resistant bowl on top. Then, add the chopped chocolate to the bowl. Make sure to mix the chocolate with a spatula the whole time so it doesn’t burn. Also, be careful not to get any water into the chocolate because if that happens it will seize.

I like to transfer the bowl to a towel once the chocolate is done melting on the stove. This helps remove any excess moisture from the bottom of the bowl. Take the chocolate off the stove when there are still a few chunks left so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Then, mix the rest of the chocolate off of the stove.

Hold the leaves of the strawberries so they don’t get chocolate on them. Then, dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. Also, make sure to run the bottom of the strawberries along the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate on the bottom of the strawberries. After that, put the strawberries on a sheet pan with parchment paper. This is where the chocolates will dry. It will take anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour for the chocolate covered strawberries to dry. This depends on the time of year, weather, etc.

What Toppings Should You Add to These Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

If you want to add toppings make sure to add them right after putting the strawberries on the parchment paper before they are dried. Feel free to get creative and use whatever toppings you’d like. Or, you can enjoy these chocolate covered strawberries on their own because they are super delicious that way as well. I like to add some finishing sea salt or some toasted coconut flakes on mine.

Another option is to drizzle some white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate. To do this, we chose to use the Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers on the double boiler. Also, keep in mind that white chocolate will melt faster than dark chocolate. Once they were melted, we used a spatula and waved it over the strawberries in a back and forth motion to get the design we were looking for. For an added layer of detail, it’s definitely fun to try if you’re feeling creative. All of these options turned out super beautiful and delicious.

Finished chocolate covered strawberries

A Few Notes & Tips

Which Chocolate is the Best for Melting?

I find that high-quality chocolate bars are the best for melting. I have had great success with the Ghirardelli melting wafers and Trader Joe’s chocolate bars. If you want a sugar-free chocolate option, Lily’s chocolate bars work perfectly as well. Additionally, keep in mind that dark chocolate takes a little longer to melt than white chocolate. 

How To Melt the Chocolate in the Microwave for These Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I like to use Ghirardelli chocolate melting wafers on the stovetop or in the microwave. To melt them in the microwave, take 20 melting wafers and heat them in a microwave-safe container at ½ the power or the defrost setting for 30 seconds. Then, take them out of the microwave and be careful because the chocolates may be hot. The chocolate wafers should be partially melted but not all the way melted. Stir thoroughly until all of the wafers are melted.

If they’re not completely melted after stirring, microwave them for an additional 15 seconds and continue to stir them until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. However, you want to make sure you don’t overcook the chocolate, and the best way to do that is to take it out after 30 seconds and stir it first.

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EASY AND DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

5.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by Shawna Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

3

minutes
Calories

37

kcal

There is something about the combination of chocolate and strawberries that makes this the perfect chocolate treat! Besides looking beautiful, these chocolate covered strawberries are delicious and easy to make. 

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Ingredients

  • 1.75 oz chocolate bar

  • Strawberries

Directions

  • Start by washing the strawberries. I like to wash mine with fruit and vegetable wash and then rinse them in the sink. Then, transfer the strawberries to a towel and let them dry. Make sure that they are COMPLETELY DRIED before dipping them in the chocolate or the chocolate will separate from the strawberries.
  • Next, finely chop your chocolate bar. This will help the chocolate melt faster. After that, set up the double boiler. To do this, fill a saucepan with one to two inches of water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Once it’s boiling, reduce it to a slow simmer and put a heat-resistant bowl on top. Then, add the chopped chocolate into the bowl. Make sure to mix the chocolate with a spatula the whole time so it doesn’t burn. Also, be careful not to get any water into the chocolate because if that happens it will seize. To prevent this, I like to transfer the bowl to a towel once the chocolate is done melting on the stove. This helps remove any excess moisture from the bottom of the bowl. Take the chocolate off the stove when there are still a few chunks left so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Then, mix the rest of the chocolate off of the stove.
  • Hold the leaves of the strawberries so they don’t get chocolate on them. Then, dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. Also, make sure to run the bottom of the strawberries along the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate on the bottom of the strawberries. After that, put the strawberries on a sheet pan with parchment paper. This is where the chocolates will dry. It will take anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour for the chocolate covered strawberries to dry. This depends on the time of year, weather, etc.
  • If you want to add toppings make sure to add them right after putting the strawberries on the parchment paper before they are dried. Feel free to get creative and use whatever toppings you’d like. Or, you can enjoy these chocolate covered strawberries on their own because they are super delicious that way as well. I like to add some finishing sea salt or some toasted coconut flakes on mine. Another option is to drizzle some white chocolate on top of the dark chocolate. To do this, we chose to use the Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers on the double boiler. Also, keep in mind that white chocolate will melt faster than dark chocolate. Once they were melted, we used a spatula and waved it over the strawberries in a back and forth motion to get the design we were looking for. For an added layer of detail, it’s definitely fun to try if you’re feeling creative. All of these options turned out super beautiful and delicious.

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Notes

  • The WW Points are per serving and one serving is one chocolate-covered strawberry.
  • WW Points™: 1 point
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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories37
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.9g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 1.3g 5%
  • Cholesterol 1mg 1%
  • Sodium 5mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 4.6g 2%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 0%
    • Sugars 3.8g
  • Protein 0.6g 0%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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