These delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries are a wonderful treat! They are fun to make as well! Enjoy them on their own, or with your favorite drink.
My daughter had a blast making these with me. It was a great mother-daughter bonding time and a great family dessert eating time. 🙂
Choosing Strawberries for Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:
- Choose bright, red strawberries as they do not continue to ripen after they are picked
- Make sure to check all the berries in the box. Sometimes, the berries on the bottom will be more yellow and/or green
- Look to make sure there are no moldy strawberries in the box. If you see even one moldy strawberry, all of the berries will follow.
- If the green leaves are getting dry and withered, the strawberries are not fresh. Find strawberries with fresh green leaves.
- Choose larger strawberries for convenient dipping - not a must, but a preference for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
Choosing Chocolate for Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:
My daughter and I love dark chocolate, however, our two boys (my husband and my son) prefer milk chocolate. Why not mix it up?
You can find all types of chocolates in the baking section of the grocery store: dark, milk, white, butternut - you name it!
I prefer using chocolate chips, as they will melt faster. If you cannot find the chocolate chips, breaking up whole chocolate pieces will work just as well.
Preparing the Strawberries:
Rinse the strawberries well and make sure they are fully dry before dipping them in the chocolate. Otherwise, the chocolate will not take properly.
I used paper towels and changed them a few times until they were no longer wet from the strawberries.
Melting the Chocolate:
For this, you'll need:
- One small pot, filled halfway with boiling water
- One small pan, large enough to fit over the pot
- One non-stick mixing spoon
If you are using a variety of chocolates as I did, it would be best to use the same number of pots, pans, and spoons for each type of chocolate - this will help save some time.
Because I used 3 types of chocolates, I boiled water in 3 separate pots and placed 3 separate pans with the different chocolates on top of the boiling water - to melt the chocolates.
I do not recommend skipping the boiling water step since placing the chocolate-filled pan directly on the stove will not give you the desired result.
After dipping the strawberries in chocolate, you can follow by dipping them in a bowl of chopped almonds, walnuts or peanuts - or chop them all up, mix and dip! This will give the strawberries a flavorful and crunchy kick.
If you like salty chocolate flavors, you may sprinkle a little salt over the Chocolate-Dipped strawberries, before setting.
Setting the Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries:
Top a flat surface, or a plate, with parchment paper. Once the strawberries are covered with the chocolate and any other ingredients you chose, place them (one by one) on the parchment paper and sprinkle some leftover contrasting colored melted chocolate. Let the chocolate set on the strawberries for at least 30-40 minutes before serving.
This is my daughter's sprinkling work:
Try these Covered in Chocolate:
Same process! Insert a toothpick inside the marshmallow and dip. If you have some sprinkles available, dip in sprinkles right after dipping the marshmallow in the chocolate. Do this before the chocolate sets so that the sprinkles stick to the chocolate. Place on a dry parchment paper or plate and wait for the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes.
Of course, this can be done with any fruit or berry. We even did this with cheese! Sliced a few cheese cubes, inserted a toothpick, and dipped in chocolate.
We found dark chocolate goes best with fruits and berries, while milk chocolate is best for cheese.
Try these desserts!
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries Recipe
- 12 fresh ripe strawberries
- 1 cup dark chocolate
- 1 cup milk chocolate
- 1 cup white chocolate
- Wash and dry strawberries well by gently patting them dry with paper towels. The chocolate will not set well if the strawberries are wet.
- Fill 3 separate, small to medium size, pots with water (maximum halfway). Bring water to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
- Place the dark, milk, and white chocolate chips/chunks into 3 separate pans or into 3 separate heatproof bowls - small to medium size.
- Set the pans/bowls over the simmering water to melt the chocolate.
Using a stirring spoon, stir until the chocolate has fully melted. Once fully melted, remove from heat.
- Line a large plate or a sheet pan with parchment paper.
One by one, hold the strawberry by the stem and dip each strawberry into the desired melted chocolate. Once fully dipped, lift and slightly twist the strawberry to get rid of excess chocolate.
- Set each dipped strawberry on the parchment paper.
- For a special effect, dip a fork in white chocolate (for darker chocolate-dipped strawberries), or in dark chocolate (for white chocolate-dipped strawberries) and drizzle the chocolate over the chocolate covered strawberries.
- Set the strawberries aside for approximately 30 - 40 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Enjoy!
- It's best to keep leftovers in the refrigerator so the chocolate is crispy and doesn't melt 🙂