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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are always impressive and well-loved, yet they’re super easy and fun to make! Serve these treats for birthdays, parties, or Valentine’s day.

chocolate covered strawberries on a plate.
These Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day.

Why This Recipe Stands Out

Fresh, juicy strawberries dipped in rich, velvety chocolate – it’s the perfect combo. We can’t get enough of these Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Here’s why:

  • Extra Chocolate: These strawberries are dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate for double goodness.
  • Easy: This is by far the easiest treat out of all of our chocolate dessert recipes.
  • Fancy: Although Chocolate Covered Strawberries are super simple, they feel fancy at the same time.
  • Valentine’s: Red, white, and chocolatey, these are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat.
  • Healthy: As desserts go, Chocolate Covered Strawberries are definitely on the healthier side (especially if you dip them in dark chocolate).
  • Fun to Make: Much like our Muddy Buddies recipe, chocolate dipped strawberries are super fun to make especially if you have kids around.

Key Recipe Ingredients

strawberries being dipped in chocolate.
  • Strawberries – Strawberries are the star of this dish so make sure to use big, fresh strawberries (without any bruises) that are red all the way through.
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate – We like using semi-sweet baking chocolate to get the best rich, silky texture and deep, chocolatey flavor.
  • White Chocolate – White chocolate is drizzled on top of the dipped strawberries for a fancy look and double the chocolate.

Substitutions And Variations

One thing we love about Chocolate Covered Strawberries is how versatile they are. Check out our favorite twists on this classic treat:

  • Chocolate: Feel free to switch up the kind of chocolate you use. Try dipping the strawberries in dark or white chocolate. You could even use colored candy melts for a bright, multicolored dessert.
  • Nuts: Crush up almonds, pistachios, cashews, or peanuts and roll your chocolate dipped strawberries in them for added crunch.
  • Other toppings: We also think toasted coconut, sprinkles, or our favorite salted caramel sauce would be amazing additions to this recipe.
  • Fruits: Have extra chocolate left over? Dip whatever fruits you have on hand. Bananas, cherries, apple slices, and even pomegranate go amazingly with chocolate.

Step-By-Step Recipe Instructions

chocolate being melted in a bowl.
  • Wash and completely dry strawberries. If you do this ahead of time, you can air dry them.
  • Melt chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan filled with simmering water until smooth and silky. A double broiler makes this job super easy.
  • Dip the strawberries in the chocolate, and let them set in the fridge.
  • Melt the white chocolate and drizzle over the strawberries. Enjoy!

For full list of ingredients and instructions, see recipe card below.

white chocolate drizzled over strawberries.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I freeze chocolate covered strawberries?

Although you technically can freeze chocolate covered strawberries, we recommend staying away from the freezer for this one. When you freeze and thaw the strawberries they’ll let off moisture that will leave the chocolate a bit messy.

How long do chocolate covered strawberries keep?

Chocolate covered strawberries will be best in the fridge for up to 2 days. We recommend enjoying these right away.

What is a double boiler?

A double boiler uses steam to melt or cook food. It’s made up of two pieces. One pot is filled with water that is brought to a simmer. On top of this pot sits another pot or bowl that holds the food. Double boilers do a great job of melting chocolate without making it seize up. You can easily make your own by filling a pot with some water and setting a heat safe bowl on top of the pot so that it is sitting above (not touching) the water.

Can I microwave my chocolate?

Yes! Just heat the chocolate in 30 second increments and keep stirring it to make sure it doesn’t overcook and seize up.

Can I fix seized chocolate?

It depends. If your chocolate seizes, try mixing in one teaspoon of boiling water and stirring (adding more water until the mixture becomes smooth again). If you overcooked your chocolate, you can also try mixing in more un-melted chocolate to help it cool down. This isn’t foolproof, but it could save your chocolate. Check out this article from the Spruce Eats for more tips on saving seized chocolate.

Why is the chocolate not sticking to my strawberries?

If your chocolate won’t stick to the strawberries, it’s most likely due to one of two things. Either your strawberries still have a bit of water on them, or they were too cold when you started dipping. Make sure to let the strawberries come to room temperature before coating them.

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chocolate covered strawberries on a plate.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

5 from 29 ratings
Juicy, fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate not once, but twice! Chocolate dipped strawberries make a fun treat for the whole family.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Set: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Dong



  • Wash and very gently dry the strawberries, keeping stems on.  Set aside to finish air drying.
  • Set dark chocolate in a glass or metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water, bowl not touching water. Stir frequently until chocolate is smooth and just melted.  Don't over cook, so the chocolate doesn't seize up and thicken.  Remove from heat once melted.
  • Carefully dip each strawberry in dark chocolate, twisting to cover completely with chocolate.  Set on parchment or wax paper on platter and put berries in fridge to set, about 30 min.
  • Repeat melting process for white chocolate.  Using fork or toothpick, drizzle white chocolate over cooled chocolate strawberries.  Return to fridge for at least an hour. Serve chilled.


  • Make sure your strawberries are completely dry before dipping them. If they have any moisture on them the chocolate won’t stick well.
  • We recommend using the double boiler method to melt the chocolate, but you can also microwave it in 30 second increments, stirring frequently until melted.
  • Try drizzling on this 4-Ingredient Salted Caramel Sauce for an even fancier treat.
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 424mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Assemble

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