How to Make Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I love chocolate covered strawberries. They are so pretty, so easy to make, and that classic combination of strawberry and chocolate is hard to beat. Have you priced these things? It’s ridiculous!

chocolate and white chocolate covered strawberries

When you buy them you are paying probably four times what the actual cost to make them is. You know what that means, right? Yep, you have to learn to make your own!

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of the most elegant and yet simplest desserts that you can make. They do take some time to prepare but almost anyone with a little patience can make perfect chocolate, white chocolate, and tuxedo dipped strawberries for any occasion. They are a popular item for weddings, baby showers, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, and other special events. They could not be more versatile; you can use any type of chocolate that you like. Simply melt the chocolate, dip the berry, and allow to set.

The problem is that it is a tedious job and time consuming. If you can get past that you are on your way to making the best chocolate covered strawberries, ever.

chocolate covered strawberry that has been bitten

Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Although the process is not difficult there are a few things that you should know to help you to achieve the professional results you are looking for.

  • Make sure the berries are completely dry. Any water at all, even a drop, left on a berry could cause te chocolate to seize up and be ruined.
  • Melting the chocolate with a Electric Melting Pot like this one from Amazon (affiliate link) makes achieving the right temperature much easier.
  • Use a toothpick to dip the berries into the chocolate and then push the pick into styrofoam with the strawberry up in the air. This will keep the chocolate even around the berry rather than giving you one side that is flat.
  • Before the berries dry completely roll them in sprinkles.
  • You can use any type of chocolate you like, however you should be aware that the higher quality the chocolate the better it will taste and respond in this recipe.
  • Try a combination of bittersweet, dark, and milk chocolates for the best and most intense flavor.
  • The berries should be completely ripe without being mushy. Your finished berries will only be as good as the ingredients you start with.
  • Be sure that the chocolate is chopped well for melting.
  • Once the berries are dipped and set you can go back and drizzle them with white chocolate or other chocolates, for a beautiful effect.

How to Make Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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Rich, delicious, chocolate covered strawberries are always a special treat. They are easier to make than you might think - especially with these tips and tricks.
Serves: 18 servings
  • 16 ounces chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
  • Toothpicks
  • StyroFoam sheet
  1. Wash the berries gently but don't hull them. Set them aside to dry completely.
  2. Once they are dry wipe them gently with paper towel before dipping.
  3. Insert the toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  4. Melt the chocolate and shortening,in the microwave stirring often until smooth.
  5. Hold the strawberry carefully by the toothpick, dip it into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Twirl the berry slightly to allow the excess chocolate to flow around the berry.
  7. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam. Allow the chocolate to set before decorating.
  8. The Crisco gives the chocolate a nice sheen in this recipe but it isn't absolutely necessary.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Carbs: 16.9 Calories: 156 Fat: 9.0

How to Make Tuxedo Strawberries

Tuxedo strawberries look fantastic on the grooms table at a wedding. These are only a little more complicated than the plain dipped berries but are hundreds of times more awe inspiring. Give yourself a bit more time as the chocolate will need to harden after each layer.

  1. Dip the strawberry in the white chocolate first.
  2. Allow the chocolate to set.
  3. Dip the back half of the berry in dark chocolate and allow it to set. This creates the “tuxedo” effect.
  4. Once this sets you will use the dark chocolate to make buttons and a bow tie.

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  1. says

    These have always been a special treat for me. My grandfather would bring home a box every Valentine’s Day for my grandmother, mother, two aunts and myself. As the only man in a family full of women, he always did well to make us feel special. :)

  2. says

    These look so delicious! That strawberry looks incredibly ripe too. Yummy! I love to make my own chocolate covered strawberries. My husband bought me some one year for Valentine’s day and they look like the berries had been frozen at some point. Very soggy.

  3. says

    What a special treat for the season. I love the way you’ve just simplified the recipe and there’s no doubt I am giving this a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

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