Making chocolate-dipped strawberries is the absolute tastiest way to say “I love you.” They may look like an expert dessert, but you’ll be relieved to know these goodies are a snap to make. With only a few ingredients—yep, chocolate and strawberries—you’ll be ready to impress in no time.
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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
1 pint strawberries
4 oz. semisweet chocolate
Any toppings you like (such as sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, edible glitter, etc.)
Step 1: Prep the Berries
Choose ripe and plump strawberries that still have plenty of their green top attached. (You’ll need something to hold onto once the berry is covered in sweet and sticky chocolate.) Wash them in cool water and dry thoroughly. I like to lay them out to dry in a single layer on top of paper towels. Don’t miss our other strawberry tricks!
Test Kitchen tip: Make sure the berries are completely dry. If there’s any water left from washing, the chocolate won’t stick as well.
Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
Next, coarsely chop about 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate. Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth; repeat for another 30 seconds as needed. You can also create a double boiler by adding a few inches of water to a sauce pot, bringing the water to a simmer over low heat, and placing the bowl of chocolate on top of the water. Make sure that no water splashes in or the chocolate will “seize,” and refuse to get smooth.
This is a tricky step—you don’t want to burn the chocolate. But you can do it!
Step 3: Dip
Once the chocolate is melted, line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Holding the green top of a strawberry, dip the berry into the chocolate and swirl, making sure it’s thoroughly coated on all sides.
If you want to add any toppings, like chopped nuts or sprinkles, now is the time. Let any excess chocolate drip off and gently sprinkle on your toppings while the chocolate is still wet. Set your finished strawberry on the waxed paper, then repeat with the rest.
Step 4: Set & Store
You’re all done! Just let the strawberries “set” by drying completely. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How easy is that? Making chocolate dipped strawberries is so simple you don’t have to save them for Valentine’s Day gifts or Mother’s Day brunch. Go ahead and treat yourself (or your loved ones) any day of the year. And since you’re practically a pro chocolate-dipper, we’ve got a couple more ideas for you:
- Try dipping other fun fruits, like grapes or bananas
- Dip your strawberries in rainbow colors
- Use semisweet chocolate and white chocolate, like we do in this fantastic Dipped Strawberries recipe