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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries {2 Shapes}

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are an easy, delicious, beautiful treat that’s great for valentine’s gift or dessert. In addition to the regular strawberry shape, you can easily turn them into heart-shaped strawberries. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to make the best chocolate strawberries!

Some simple tips will ensure the perfect chocolate covered strawberries and strawberry hearts that are silky smooth without clumps! One batch of chocolate covered strawberries only takes about 20 minutes to make!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are an easy, delicious, beautiful treat that’s great for valentine’s gift or dessert. In addition to the regular strawberry shape, you can easily turn them into heart-shaped strawberries. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to make the best chocolate strawberries!
Heart-shaped chocolate covered strawberries.

The best chocolate dipped strawberries

These chocolate dipped strawberries are so irresistible – they are one of those fancy bite-size desserts that everyone loves. My favorite is the heart-shaped chocolate covered strawberries. They are completely impressive looking. The BEST chocolate dipped strawberries EVER!

What kind of chocolate is the best for chocolate covered strawberries?

The most important part of this recipe is the chocolate! So using high quality chocolate is really important. Baking chocolate works best. Baker’s baking chocolate is my favorite and I always have good results with it. I like semi-sweet, but you can use bittersweet, milk or white chocolate.

Cheap chocolate chips usually do not melt well and don’t taste as good. Baking chips are fine, but note that good white chocolate chips are difficult to find, so it’s best to use baking white chocolate bars.

Melted semi-sweet baking chocolate in a clear mixing bowl.

How to melt chocolate?

You can melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. Using microwave is the easiest way.

Melting chocolate in the microwave:

  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and set the microwave at half power.
  • Microwave at 30-second intervals, and stir each time in between until the chocolate is smooth.

It usually takes 2-3 minutes depending on the amount of chocolate and the power of your microwave.

Melting the chocolate in a double boiler:

  • Fill a saucepan with one or two inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low, and then place chocolate into a glass bowl that covers the saucepan tightly. The bottom of the bowl shouldn’t touch the water.
  • Stir the chocolate constantly until melted.

How to prepare the strawberries?

Rinse the strawberries and pat ry carefully with paper towels. Make sure the strawberries are complete dry as even a little excess water can interfere with dipping. You can leave the green leaves on if you are dipping the whole strawberries, but if you are making heart shaped strawberries, you need to remove the green leaves and stems.

To make heart-shaped strawberries, cut each strawberry in half lengthwise. Then place two haves next to each other to form a heart shape. Fasten with a tooth pick. Pat dry the strawberries once more after cutting.

Dipping the strawberry into the melted chocolate.

How to make chocolate dipped strawberries

Once you’ve prepared the strawberries and melted the chocolate, the rest is fairly easy:

  1. Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Set aside toppings such as sprinkles, decorating gels, and crushed nuts, etc.
  3. Dip the strawberries or strawberry hearts in the melted chocolate, and coat with your favorite toppings.
  4. Place the chocolate covered strawberries on the baking sheet.
  5. Let them rest until the chocolate has set.  
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are an easy, delicious, beautiful treat that’s great for valentine’s gift or dessert. In addition to the regular strawberry shape, you can easily turn them into heart-shaped strawberries. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to make chocolate strawberries!

Tips for making the best chocolate dipped strawberries

  • Make sure to dry the strawberries thoroughly using paper towels. Any water left on the strawberries can cause the chocolate to seize up. It’s best to use room temperature strawberries that are fresh and firm.
  • Use high-quality baking chocolate for this recipe. You can add small amount of oil to make the chocolate smoother and shining.
  • Make sure to scrape the excess chocolate off the bottom of the strawberries. This will prevent extra chocolate from pooling next to your strawberries on the tray.
  • You can use other toppings such as crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, oreo crumbs, and coconuts, etc.

How long do chocolate covered strawberries last?

These chocolate covered strawberries taste best the same day they are made, but they can last up to 2 days in the refrigerator. If you plan to serve them the day, you can leave them at room temperature (away from direct sunlight).

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries {2 Shapes}

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are an easy, delicious, beautiful treat that’s great for valentine’s gift or dessert. In addition to the regular strawberry shape, you can easily turn them into heart-shaped strawberries. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to make chocolate strawberries!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Strawberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 strawberries

Ingredients

  • 10  large strawberries
  • 6 oz baking chocolate
  • 6 oz white baking chocolate
  • 1 tube red decorating gel
  • other toppings such as sprinkles and crushed nuts

Instructions

  1. Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Set aside toppings.
  3. Prepare the strawberries: Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towels (make sure to dry them thoroughly).
  4. Add baking chocolate to a medium microwaveable bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring each time.
  5. In a separate bowl, repeat previous step for the white chocolate.

To make chocolate covered strawberries:

  1. Holding the strawberry by the stem and dip it the chocolate. Lift and scrape the excess chocolate.
  2. Place the strawberry on the parchment paper and coat with toppings.
  3. Chill the strawberries for about 15 minutes or until the chocolate sets.

To make chocolate covered STRAWBERRY HEARTS:

  1. Slice each strawberry in half lengthwise. Then using a toothpick, fasten two halves together to make a heart shape. Repeat for remaining strawberries. (Pat dry one more time to make all “hearts” are completely dry)
  2. Dip strawberries or strawberry hearts into the chocolate using two forks, and place them on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Chill about 15 minutes until the chocolate sets.
  4. Carefully remove the toothpicks using your fingers.
  5. Place melted chocolate into a zip-top bag and squeeze into the corner. Clip 1/8″ off the corner with scissors.
  6. Drizzle melted chocolate or decorating gel on top of hearts (See the pictures above).
  7. Chill another 15 minutes to let the drizzle set. Serve and enjoy!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are an easy, delicious, beautiful treat that’s great for valentine’s gift or dessert. In addition to the regular strawberry shape, you can easily turn them into heart-shaped strawberries. Here is a step-by-step guide to how to make chocolate strawberries! #ChocolateCoveredStrawberries #ValentinesDessert

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