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Chocolate Covered Strawberries: The classic lover’s duo! Decorated strawberries are my favorite way of celebrating Valentine’s day. Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries the easy way – and never spend tons of money buying them again!

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Learn How to make chocolate covered strawberries!

Chocolate covered strawberries are a favorite in our house. My daughter loves them as dessert or snack all year long – but traditionally they’re made for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. The recipe for how to make these is so simple, but it’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve because working with chocolate can be finicky!

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!
ingredients in chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients needed for dipped strawberries

  • Strawberries: You want fresh ripe strawberries – red with no spots and healthy large green leaves.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate: I find it easier to use baking bars or melts. You can also use milk chocolate. I do not recommend using chocolate chips. My favorite melts are Guirardelli, which you can find in the baking aisle.
  • 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!
chocolate covered strawberries on a white plate

How to melt chocolate for strawberries

You can melt the chocolate on a stovetop using a double boiler or in the microwave, which is my preferred method.

  • Use 50% power when melting candy melts or baking bars. If your chocolate is struggling to melt, you can add a bit of vegetable or coconut oil to help it melt easier.
  • Make sure to use a microwave-safe bowl to melt your chocolate. You can use a plastic or glass bowl, but I love using paper bowls for easy cleanup.
  • Stir in 30-second intervals to avoid scorching the chocolate.
  • Get all my tips for how to melt chocolate and how to dip without tears, including learning how I use a griddle to keep my chocolate warm.

How to make chocolate covered strawberries

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash your berries in an inch of water and then pat them dry with a paper towel. Your fruit needs to be completely dry before dipping or the chocolate will seize.
  2. Hold a strawberry by its stem and dip it in the chocolate mixture. 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

Expert Tips:

Melted chocolate can be a fussy thing, so I always use baking bars or chocolate melts to make these strawberries. They’re designed for melting and handling, and won’t melt as fast in your fingers like chocolate chips would.

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. Be sure to dry your strawberries really well before dipping

You can decorate with anything you like – drizzles of leftover chocolate, or use chopped pistachios, pecans, almonds, or even toffee bits.

Store leftover strawberries in the fridge for up to one day. These will start to weep after about 24 hours.

chocolate covered strawberries on a baking pan


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. 

chocolate covered strawberries on a baking pan

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
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  • 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.

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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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Make your own chocolate covered strawberries at home! Learn how to make dipped strawberries with white or dark chocolate and different kinds of toppings. These are perfect for date night!

Last Updated on February 20, 2024

Dorothy Kern

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