Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Homemade chocolate dipped strawberries for delicious DIYs

If you’ve ever wanted to impress the special people in your life with chocolate dipped strawberries but have been terrified to attempt it, fear no more. I’m going to break it down into easy steps that you’re sure to nail every time. Be prepared for you and your loved ones to inhale these delicious homemade chocolate covered strawberries faster than you can make them!

Step 1: Wash the strawberries you want to dip in the chocolate.

Washing a strawberry to dip in chocolate

Step 2: Pat the strawberries dry with a paper towel.

Drying off your strawberries for dipping in chocolate

Step 3: Lay the strawberries out to come to room temperature and dry completely.

Dried strawberries for dipping in chocolate

Step 4: Prepare a double boiler by placing 1 inch of water in a pot and setting a heat-proof glass bowl on top (make sure the water doesn’t touch the bowl).

Melting chocolate for dipping strawberries

Step 5: Measure out at least 1 cup of chocolate chips. I prefer to use 60% Ghirardelli chocolate chips because they melt incredibly smooth.

Chocolate chips to melt for strawberry dipping recipe

Step 6: Keeping the water in the pot at a simmer on low heat, melt the chocolate chips, stirring occasionally.

Melt chocolate chips slowly for dipping strawberries

Step 7: Pull back the leaves of the strawberries, using it as your handle, and dip the strawberries in the chocolate. Hover above the chocolate until the excess chocolate drips off of the strawberry.

Dip strawberries in chocolate to cover

Step 8: Gently set the chocolate dipped strawberries on a parchment or silpat-covered baking sheet to dry at room temperature (2 hours) or in the fridge for fast hardening (15 minutes).

Letting your Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Dry

Step 9: Dig in!

Note: For extra decoration, sprinkle sprinkles on the melted chocolate before it hardens or after the chocolate hardens, drizzle white or milk chocolate over the chocolate dipped strawberries.

How to Make Chocolate Covered StrawberriesIt’s no surprise any more! Have fun with it and enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun intended).

Have you ever made chocolate dipped strawberries?

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Caroline is a wife, new mom, food blogger, recipe developer and photographer from South Carolina. She is OCD about having the kitchen sink clean, a major chocoholic, and loves modern, simple styles. Caroline runs chocolate & carrots where she primarily focuses on healthier baking. She also has a mom blog called crackers & carrots where she documents everything pregnancy and baby. Connect with her: Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram!

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  1. 9
    Avatar Kelley Grant says

    Oh these are awesome! I love a good chocolate covered strawberry. And I love the gifs! It makes it so fun!

  2. 10

    Thank you so much! My mom has wanted gourmet chocolate coverd strawberries for Mothers day for as long as I can remember. When I saw that recipe on Pinterest I knew I could do it! Thanks for making Mother’s Day wonderfully easy for me!

  3. 11

    This looks easy. My husband arrives back on Wednesday from a 3 week overseas trip. I’m surprising him with a hotel room in the city where I pick him up and I’m going to have these and some other foods in the room to snack on. He may be wired or zonked or wake up at 2 a.m. I’m just hoping for a relaxing and enjoyable time with him. I’m really excited. Thanks for your help!

  4. 12

    Great job but I wouldn’t necessarily call it visually stunning!

  5. 13

    wow, you’re right! the geeks and creatives did a great job here. i’m just glad the animated gif wasn’t of a construction worker digging… 🙂 these looks delish! nom nom nom!

  6. 14

    you did a great job! wonderful presentation 🙂