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Chocolate Covered Strawberry on red and white checkered napkin
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make your own chocolate dipped strawberries at home and skip the expensive store bought version!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 Strawberries
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries stems attached
  • 16 oz package chocolate or vanilla almond bark

Optional Toppings

  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • White Sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Shredded coconut

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Coating:
3-4 squares of Almond Bark should coat 10-12 strawberries.
How long do they last?
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.
How do you get chocolate to stick to 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg