Did you know you can make your own Chocolate Covered Strawberries at home? Skip the expensive store bought version and make super fresh, delicious strawberries dipped in chocolate for a fraction of the price!
Yes, you can buy chocolate covered strawberries, but once you make them yourself, you’ll skip the store-bought ones! They might look fancy and complicated, but I promise you it’s easy to make and decorate them yourself!
They’re also a lot less expensive when you make them at home, but you’d never know they’re homemade. Everyone will think you bought them at a fancy gourmet food store!
The Best Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!
- I’m sharing all of my tips for dipping and decorating fresh strawberries, so they are perfect every time.
- You can keep them plain or decorate them with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or coconut!
- They are great for parties, gifts, or treat yourself and keep the whole batch – I won’t tell!
Making these for friends and family will get you rave reviews!
- Large fresh whole strawberries with the stems attached
- Chocolate almond bark or vanilla almond bark
How to Prep the Strawberries
Wash the strawberries and keep the stems intact. This will make it easier to dip them, so be careful as you wash them so you don’t tear them.
Dry the strawberries thoroughly. This is very important because if they are wet or damp, the chocolate won’t stick to them. You can gently dry them with a paper towel or kitchen towel.
Melt the Chocolate
Follow the instructions on the almond bark package. Normally, the instructions have you melt it in short intervals, stirring between each until smooth.
How to Dip Strawberries in Chocolate
To make a plain coating, here’s what you do!
Take one strawberry and hold it by its stem.
Dip it in the melted chocolate and then lift it out while twisting it to allow excess to drip back into the bowl.
Place the strawberry on the baking sheet and repeat this process with the rest of the strawberries.
Leave the strawberries until the coating is set and then keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.
Different Ways to Decorate Them!
Of course, you can make plain chocolate dipped strawberries, but I like to add some extra coatings to decorate them. Here are some ideas:
- Chopped nuts
- Shredded coconut
- Chocolate drizzles
Place your coating in a bowl and, once you’ve dipped the strawberry in the chocolate, dip it in the coating and place it on the baking sheet.
For the drizzles, melt some extra almond bark and place it in a squeeze bottle or a resealable bag with a corner snipped off. Drizzle it over the coated strawberry.
The will keep in the refrigerator for up to two days. Store them in an airtight container and, for best results, place wax paper between the layers to keep them from sticking.
The strawberries need to be completely dry when you dip them in the chocolate. Even the smallest amount of water will keep the chocolate from sticking.
There could be a couple of reasons! First, if they are left out at room temperature too long they will start to lose moisture, which is called sweating. So, be sure to keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
Also, be sure to use really fresh unblemished strawberries. If they are soft in places they will leach liquid after you’ve dipped them.
They can keep up to one day at room temperature, but I usually keep them chilled until serving. That way they don’t warm up and lose moisture, which can cause them to soften and leak. As long as it’s not too warm, I usually leave them out for several hours at room temperature if I make them for a party.
Are you ready to wow your friends and family with homemade chocolate covered strawberries? This is such a fun recipe to make for Valentine’s day, anniversaries, and holidays – the juicy strawberries with the sweet coating is the perfect combination!
More Easy Sweet Treats
- For a salty-sweet combo, you have to try my Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels!
- Crock Pot Peanut Clusters are a really easy candy recipe you can make in a slow cooker.
- Red Velvet Cake Truffles are a fun treat that you can make for gifts or keep all to yourself.
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries stems attached
- 16 oz package chocolate or vanilla almond bark
- Chocolate Sprinkles
- White Sprinkles
- Chopped nuts
- Shredded coconut
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Wash strawberries. Make sure to dry them very thoroughly. If they are wet at all the chocolate does not stick to them. This is VERY important.
- Add Almond Bark to a microwave safe bowl. The amount will depend on how many strawberries you are coating.*
- Microwave chocolate starting with 1 minute, stir. Heat for 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each time. Stop just before chocolate is completely melted, then stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted. This is to prevent the chocolate from burning and seizing.
- Hold the strawberry by the stem, dip strawberries in melted chocolate. Lift the strawberry and twist slightly letting the excess chocolate fall back into the bowl.
- If you are using sprinkles, nuts, coconut dip it into the topping. Then place the strawberry on the parchment paper or silicone mat. Repeat until all strawberries are dipped.
- For drizzling the chocolate, melt Almond Bark in the microwave, then fill a plastic squeeze bottle or place in a resealable plastic bag and cut tip off to drizzle the strawberries
The strawberries need to be completely dry when you dip them in the chocolate. Even the smallest amount of water will keep the chocolate from sticking. Why did mine leak? There could be a couple of reasons! First, if they are left out at room temperature too long they will start to lose moisture, which is called sweating. So, be sure to keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.
Also, be sure to use really fresh unblemished strawberries. If they are soft in places they will leach liquid after you’ve dipped them. How long can you leave them out at room temperature? They can keep up to one day at room temperature, but I usually keep them chilled until serving. That way they don’t warm up and lose moisture, which can cause them to soften and leak. As long as it’s not too warm, I usually leave them out for several hours at room temperature if I make them for a party.