Being a chocolate and strawberry lover, I just love these homemade chocolate covered strawberries.
Strawberries are my all-time favorite fruit to eat, and who doesn’t like chocolate? Combine the two and you have an age-old classic treat enjoyed by millions of people around the world.
They are so incredibly easy to make and there are many options to fit your particular tastes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
In order to make these delicious homemade chocolate covered strawberries you need just a few ingredients:
- Strawberries – Washed and dried. The star of this dish.
- Chocolate – Milk chocolate, dark, semi-sweet, white, candy melts, etc. My all-time favorite is milk chocolate. You can use your favorite chocolate bar or chocolate chips, etc.
- Toppings – All kinds of things you can dip them into after the chocolate, coconut flakes, nuts, graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, etc.
Step 2: How to make chocolate covered strawberries at home
Begin by washing and drying the strawberries that you want to dip in chocolate. It is up to you if you leave the leap caps on top, but it is traditional to leave them on.
Next, melt your chosen chocolate, whether it is chocolate chips, chocolate bars, candyquik, candy melts, etc. You can melt the chocolate in microwavable bowls in the microwave. Place the bowl in the microwave and use bursts of 25 to 30 seconds on high and stir the chocolate after each burst, until melted.
Alternatively, you can use the double boiler method, which involves taking a pot with water in it on the stovetop, and then place a larger bowl on top. Set the burner to medium, and as the water heats up the steam will heat the bottom of the bowl which gently melts the chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted, hold a strawberry and pull back the leaves on the cap, and dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate and place it on a silicone mat lined sheet pan or you can use parchment paper.
Another option I like to do is poke the strawberry with a toothpick. That way you can set the strawberry in a piece of styrofoam. This will make sure there is no flat side to the strawberry.
Step 3: The toppings
Now you can certainly just dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and then let them set and be done if you like. But there are all kinds of variations that you can try.
Once dipped in chocolate, take the strawberry and roll it in crushed nuts, coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.
Another thing you can do is take some white chocolate and place it in a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner snipped off. Then drizzle it over the strawberries for an elegant look.
In order to make the very classic tuxedo look, take a strawberry and dip one side of it in white chocolate. Once it cools and sets for 10 to 15 minutes you can dip the sides in dark or semi-sweet chocolate.
Next, set the strawberry down, and then dip a toothpick in chocolate and then add three dots of chocolate for the buttons. And there you go, elegant tuxedo chocolate covered strawberries.
Step 4: Finish the homemade chocolate dipped strawberries
Once you are all done dipping those strawberries place them in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Then you can place them on a serving plate and serve them up. Enjoy!
How long do chocolate covered strawberries last?
They are best fresh, but can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days after they are made.
Here are a few more recipes you may like:
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Artisan Silicone Mat or parchment paper
- Piping bags or plastic bags
- Strawberries washed and dried
- Chocolate Milk, dark, semi-sweet, white, chocolate chips, chocolate bars, candy melts, etc.
- Coconut flakes
- Mini-chocolate chips
- Begin by washing and drying the strawberries. Leave the leaf caps on the top of them.
- Melt the chocolate in separate bowls in either the microwave or use the double boiler method. If using the microwave, put the microwave-safe bowl in the microwave and heat it up with bursts of 25 seconds, stirring in between each burst.
- Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and then dip them in nuts, coconut flakes, mini-chocolate chips, etc. Then place them on a parchment paper-lined or silicone-mat lined sheet pan or cookie sheet. *If you don't want a flat side to the dipped strawberry, poke each strawberry with a toothpick, so it can be stuck in styrofoam.
- To make the classic tuxedo strawberry, dip a side of a strawberry in white chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set for 15 minutes then dip aside in an angle into dark chocolate then dip the other side, which makes a triangle on the white chocolate. Place it on the pan and then dip a toothpick into dark chocolate and dot on little buttons.
- Allow the chocolate dipped strawberries to set in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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