EASY Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Easy Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are delicious treats you can whip up in minutes.  If you love strawberries and chocolate, then try this recipe and surprise your loved ones for Valentines Day! Delicious fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and lots of antioxidants, what could be better?

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries…

These chocolate-covered strawberries are made with 2 ingredients, and 10 minutes to dip them. We love dark chocolate, and these strawberries dipped in dark chocolate are so rewarding, they make the ideal treat anytime. For more chocolate treats, try our Chocolate Covered Dates, Dairy-free Chocolate Pudding, and Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies. For more chocolate-covered recipes, don’t miss our Chocolate Dipped Apricots.

Simple, easy to make, and a budget-friendly treat! It won’t break the bank.

A white plate with chocolate covered strawberries.
 
 

Notes and Tips for SUCCESS!

  • Choose a good quality dark chocolate for melting. It will give you better results with this recipe, including better texture and chocolate flavor.
  • If you want to use skewers when serving, it’s best to dip the strawberries by hand first, then after they cool down and the chocolate is completely hardened, slip a skewer through the tops of each strawberry.
  • Lightly cover them with wax paper, and set them aside until ready to serve. Or refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  • There is no need to refrigerate them for a long time, just let them rest and cool until the chocolate hardens.
  • Plus, there is no need for plates or spoons when serving.

Ingredients Needed to Make Them…

  • FRESH STRAWBERRIES: Choose a basket of fresh strawberries, about one pound.
  • DARK CHOCOLATE: Choose a good quality of dark chocolate, like Ghirardelli chocolate for melting.

How To Make Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries?

1. First,  you will need to rinse strawberries under cold water, then gently pat dry on paper towels.  And set them aside.

2.  Next,  you can melt dark chocolate either on the stove using a double boiler, or in a microwave. Whichever method you prefer is fine.

QUICK NOTE: The only thing you need to remember is that chocolate “hates” water.  When you are melting chocolate, be careful not to allow it in contact with water, it will be unworkable.  Also, chocolate burns easily, so it’s best to melt chocolate slowly.

3.  Then, take each strawberry, using the stem to handle them easier, and dip 3/4 of the strawberry into the melted chocolate, carefully twirling it to cover the strawberry, and place onto a serving platter lined with wax paper. 

4.  Set them aside to cool.

A large plate set nearby a pot with melted chocolate and fresh strawberries resting on the plate to cool.

Questions & Answers…

  1. How to melt chocolate in the microwave? Always use a microwave “safe” bowl, and melt chocolate in small increments of 30 seconds, then stir the chocolate each time. Do this a few times, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Can we use chocolate chips? Yes, but it’s best to choose a good quality for melting.
  3. Can we dip them using skewers? It’s best to use your fingers to hold the green tips when dipping, simply because the chocolate will be too thick to dip with skewers.
  4. How long will they stay fresh? Strawberries tend to stay fresh for 24 hours, and maybe up to 2 days. After that, they will lose their appearance.
  5. Can we freeze them? We don’t recommend to freeze them. They are best when served the day you make them.
A white plate with chocolate covered strawberries.
Yield: 22 strawberries

EASY Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A white plate with chocolate covered strawberries.

Easy Dark chocolate covered strawberries are the easiest sweet treats you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Ideal for the whole family and surprise your love ones on Valentines Day! Delicious fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and lots of antioxidants, what could be better?

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, lightly pat dry with paper towels
  • 6 ounce dark chocolate, melted ( I used Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate)
  • sheet of wax paper

Instructions

  1. Line a plate or tray with a sheet of wax paper. Set it nearby.
  2. Using a double boiler, or microwave, melt dark chocolate slowly, stirring constantly until compleletly melted.
  3. Quickly dip each strawberry by stem and rotate 3/4 into the chocolate.
  4. Place onto a plate lined with wax paper.
  5. Allow chocolate to cool completely. You may refrigerate, if needed.
  6. Serve within 12 hours.
  7. Yields: 22 Strawberries

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22 servings

Serving Size:

1 strawberry

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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