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Chocolate Covered Strawberries: The classic lover’s duo! Decorated strawberries are my favorite way of celebrating Valentine’s day. It’s an easy, delicious traditional treat, and with this recipe you can customize it for a unique way to celebrate every time! 

No need to spend the extra bucks on prepackaged chocolate covered strawberries this Valentine’s day when you have this recipe.

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Learn How to make chocolate covered strawberries!

To get the ultimate homemade chocolate covered strawberries you’ll need to know a few tips and tricks. In this chocolate dipped strawberry recipe, you’ll learn:

  • How to prep the strawberries, so they look beautiful once dipped.
  • Which is the best chocolate to use for dipping
  • How to decorate chocolate covered strawberries with some of my favorite topping ideas
  • How to store chocolate covered strawberries
  • How to not eat them all. Just kidding, I can’t help you with that!

Why you’ll love this recipe

I’ve made these so many times for us (they are great for date night!) for parties, anniversaries, and Valentine’s day, and I’m sharing all of my tips so you can make them, too. And you can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate!

ingredients in chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients needed for dipped strawberries

I love how simple the ingredients are for this chocolate covered strawberry recipe. I mean, all you really need is chocolate and strawberries. But since ’m showing you how to make the best chocolate covered strawberries, we’ll add in a little something extra for your loved ones. 

  • Strawberries: only use the best kind- red with no spots
  • Semi-sweet chocolate: I find it easier to use baking bars or melts
  • White chocolate: you can use milk chocolate if you prefer but I love the pop of color the white chocolate gives 
  • Coconut or chopped nuts (optional): for toppings. You can also use mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or extra chocolate for drizzling. The toppings are optional, but they add texture and flavor plus they’re a little extra fancy to make the strawberries unique!

Best chocolate for dipping strawberries

Melted chocolate can be a fussy thing, so I always use baking bars or chocolate melts to make these strawberries.

They are easy to melt and have the right consistency for dipping, and fully set once cooled. Avoid using melted chocolate chips for this recipe – they are more challenging to work with.

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How to melt chocolate for strawberries

I prefer melting chocolate in the microwave. Here are some tips:

  • Use 50% power when melting candy melts or baking bars.
  • Melt your chocolate in paper bowls for easy cleanup.
  • Stir every 30 seconds to avoid scorching the chocolate.

How to make chocolate covered strawberries

  1. Prepare: line a baking dish with parchment paper
  2. Dip: hold a strawberry by its stem and dip it in the chocolate. Add the topping while the chocolate is still wet, so the topping adheres.
  3. Decorate (optional): drizzle or add toppings 
  4. Refrigerate: place the baking dish in the refrigerator until the chocolate sets
  5. Then you’re done! Fancy looking white chocolate covered strawberries made for you and your loved ones! 

Expert Tips:

How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?

Make sure your strawberries are fully dry, free of water and at room temp. This way the moisture won’t keep the chocolate from sticking.

Should you soak strawberries before dipping in chocolate?

Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip and gently rotate the strawberry in the chocolate to coat all around. 

Be sure to dry your strawberries really well before dipping

For the best chocolate covered strawberries, you need to dry them completely. Use a clean cloth to pat the strawberries dry.

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How long do chocolate covered strawberries last?

Place them in an airtight container, and they will keep for up to two days in the refrigerator.

How to drizzle chocolate on strawberries?

Using any leftover melted chocolate, dip a spoon then raise it over the desired strawberry and in a zigzag motion, drizzle quickly as the melted chocolate falls. 

How to keep chocolate covered strawberries from sweating?

If you notice that they are softening or start to sweat, you should chill them again. 

Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?

No. It is best if the strawberries are room temperature when dipping them in chocolate. 

How to make chocolate covered strawberries last longer?

Store your chocolate dipped strawberries in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Learn how to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries dipped in different kinds of chocolate and customized with various toppings. Chocolate dipped strawberries are so fun to make and great for date night, Valentine’s day, wedding anniversaries, or anytime you want to treat yourself!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Yield 20 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (baking bars or melts)
  • 8 ounces white chocolate (baking bars or melts)
  • Coconut or chopped nuts for topping optional


  • Wash the strawberries and dry in a kitchen towel until completely dry.
  • Melt the milk chocolate and white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowls on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, for about a 2-3 minutes until completely melted.
  • Prepare a baking dish with parchment paper lining.
  • Hold the strawberries with its twig and dip them into the melted chocolate.
  • Decorate with coconut or nuts and chocolate, or drizzle white chocolate on dark chocolate or vice versa. You can also top with sprinkles or mini chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate until the chocolate is set.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on January 19, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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