Homemade chocolate covered strawberries are so easy to make. Make these delicious treats for Valentine’s Day or for your next wine night. All you need is 2-3 ingredients and the right tips and you will be making perfect chocolate covered strawberries in no time!
I forget about these delicious treats because they always seem too fancy to consider making. Well let me tell you something…they are SO easy to make. All you need is 2-3 ingredients – strawberries, chocolate and coconut oil (optional).
- try to find larger strawberries
- purchase good chocolate, like Ghiradelli
- coconut oil is optional but helps the dipping and hardening process
Look how gorgeous these are! I can’t believe I found these in the middle of winter at my local grocery store. If you can’t find the perfect strawberries, of course smaller ones would totally work – just more dipping to do!
The process is super easy – simply melt the chocolate and coconut oil, dip the strawberries, add toppings of your choice and then let set. I go through all the tips you need to know in the recipe below but here is a list of what helps make really good chocolate covered strawberries.
- wash and dry strawberries really well – wet strawberries won’t a allow the chocolate to stick. I wash them, pat them dry and let them sit out for 20 minutes in a cool place before dipping.
- Prepare everything ahead of time – essentially set up your dipping station so the process of seamless
- Store strawberries in a cool place to set until you’re ready to enjoy. Unfortunately putting them in the refrigerator can create condensation on the chocolate and the strawberries start to break down and get more watery. A cool dry place in your home is best.
The dipping ideas are endless – I enjoy just chocolate so I used mini chocolate chips and white chocolate to decorate mine. Other yummy options would be shredded coconut, finely chopped peanuts and sprinkles.
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Devouring them is even more enjoyable!
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, like Ghirardelli
- 2 containers fresh strawberries
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (optional)
- Optional topping:
- white chocolate chips, melt for drizzling
- mini chocolate chips, for dipping
- chopped peanuts, for dipping
- shredded coconut, for dipping
- First step is to prepare the strawberries - wash and dry well. Let sit out in a cool place to make sure they are totally dry for 20 minutes before starting. If they are wet, the chocolate will not stick as well.
- Have parchment paper or a non-stick silicone mat on a cookie sheet ready to place dipped strawberries on to dry.
- Prepare any other dipping options and get them set up near your prepped cookie sheet - mini chocolate chips, coconut, crushed peanuts, white chocolate, etc.
- Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl and heat at 20 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. The coconut oil helps thin out the chocolate to make dipping a little easier. It also helps create a sturdy shell of chocolate. You don't have to use it, but it's definitely helpful. Micoraving at 20 second increments prevents chocolate from seizing. You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler - place 2 inches or so of water in a sauce pan and place over medium-low heat. Put a heat safe bowl on top and add chocolate and coconut oil and stir until melted.
- You're ready to dip! Simply dip the strawberries, gently shake off excess. If you're adding more toppings, do this now. Simply roll the strawberry in whatever you are using then place on cookie sheet. If you're decorating with white chocolate, wait to drizzle until the semi-sweet chocolate has hardened.
- Once done, place strawberries in a cool place to set - this won't take too long but I would give it an hour.
- Chocolate covered strawberries are best day of. Store in a cool area before serving. You can put them in the refrigerator to enjoy the next day but the strawberries will be a little more mushy but still edible.