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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Follow these simple tips on how to make chocolate covered strawberries. They are super easy to make, perfectly coated and everyone’s favorite Valentine’s Day dessert!

If you love treats dipped in chocolate, you’ll also love chocolate peanut butter balls, chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate truffles.

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Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

February is my favorite month! I love Valentine’s Day and each year make a big breakfast complete with French toast, German pancakes and crepes. These easy chocolate covered strawberries have become our favorite dessert idea to serve at the end!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make: Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries while one of the easiest treats to make are both beautiful and impressive to look at!
  • Perfect pair: Strawberries and chocolate are the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert. I love biting through the firm chocolate shell into the juicy berry beneath!
  • Cost effective: Making your own chocolate covered strawberries at home for Valentine’s is much cheaper than store bought. It’s a fancy bite-sized dessert that everyone loves!

Recipe Ingredients

With only three ingredients you will love how quick and easy chocolate covered strawberries are to make. It’s a simple recipe that is my go-to Valentine’s Day dessert for gifting!

Strawberries on the counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Fresh strawberries: Wash and dry your strawberries before dipping them. They will need to be dry before adding the chocolate layer.
  • Chocolate: Good quality chocolate is best for melting. Try either milk, dark, or white chocolate for dipping.
  • White chocolate: This is a drizzle that you can add over top of the chocolate for a fancy appearance.

Best Chocolate to Use

Use good-quality chocolate makes all the difference. Below are a few of my favorites that I’ve used and the dipped strawberries came out amazing!

  • Pound Plus Bars from Trader Joe’s
  • Ghirardelli Bars
  • Ghirardelli Melting Wafers
  • Guittard

How to Melt Chocolate

There are a few different ways you can melt chocolate for dipping!

  • Microwave: I love this method as it is not only the easiest way but quickest too! It’s best to microwave at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring in between. When it’s almost melted, remove from microwave and stir. This prevents burning and gives you that smooth and creamy texture that’s perfect for dipping.
  • Double boiler: You can also melt chocolate to a silky smooth consistency in a double broiler. If you don’t own one, you can make a double boiler by bringing an inch of water to a simmer in a small pot on the stove. Place chocolate in a glass bowl and set it not touching above the simmering water and stir constantly until melted.
  • Stovetop: Melt in a small pot on low heat. For this method you must stir constantly with a rubber spatula.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are simple to make in less than 30 minutes!

Showing how to make chocolate covered strawberries in a 4 step collage.
  • Melt chocolate. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and melt at 50% power in 30-second intervals (stirring in between). Once it has almost melted, remove it from the microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Dip. Cover each strawberry in chocolate, turning to coat all sides. Lift and let chocolate drip for a second, then place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Chill. Refrigerate strawberries for 5-10 minutes, until hardened.
  • Decorate. Melt drizzling chocolate then pour into a pastry bag and cut a small piece off the tip. Remove strawberries from the fridge and drizzle with the chocolate. Place on a baking sheet to set.

Tips for Perfect Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Picking the best strawberries, using good quality chocolate, and dipping just right will make these chocolate-covered strawberries perfect every time!

  • Firm strawberries. Use ripe, firm strawberries. If they start out a little mushy and soft, they’re not going to turn out well. The strawberries will leak and the chocolate will most likely crack and break.
  • Let dry completely. Make sure your strawberries are completely 100% dry before you dip them. Even a small droplet of water will make the chocolate not stick.
  • Use good quality chocolate. I like to use the Pound Plus bars from Trader Joe’s or Ghirardelli bars because I love the way they taste. I’ve used candy melts (the Ghirardelli brand is my favorite) successfully in the past as well. I usually use Ghirardelli melting wafers for the white chocolate drizzle.
  • Toothpick trick. After they’ve been dipped, place them on wax paper. You can draw a line around them with a toothpick (before the chocolate dries), so you have clean lines when they dry and you pull them up.
  • Garnish. If drizzling in chocolate, chill berries first in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. It won’t stick if the dipped strawberries are still wet. To add toppings like nuts or mini chips, immediately sprinkle while strawberries are still wet. Make sure to move fast as the chocolate hardens quickly!
  • Practice. Don’t stress about making them perfect! Like most skills, it may take a little practice to feel confident in dipping them. The drizzle and coatings cover up a lot of mistakes, and they taste great either way!
Chocolate covered strawberries on a baking sheet with wax paper.

Topping Ideas

There are so many fun decorations you can add to strawberries and chocolate!

  • Dip strawberries in milk or dark chocolate and drizzle with white chocolate.
  • Dip strawberries in white chocolate and drizzle with dark chocolate.
  • Sprinkle mini chips on top.
  • Sprinkle crushed nuts on top.
  • Top with sprinkles.
  • Make chocolate strawberry turkeys or chocolate strawberry ghosts, too!
Chocolate covered strawberries on white plate.

5 star review

“These are so pretty and perfect for Valentine’s Day! They’re always so much tastier homemade like this!”


Recipe FAQs

How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?

Before dipping, take the strawberries out of the refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes to reach room temperature. Wash them and gently pat them dry with a paper towel. They need to be very dry before dipping them.

Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?

You do not want your strawberries too cold. Using room temperature strawberries is best.

What kind of chocolate hardens after melting?

Most types of chocolate chips don’t contain enough cocoa butter to temper which leads them to harden once the chips dry outside of the heat.

How to store this chocolate dipped strawberries recipe?

To store, place in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator. I like to place a paper towel at the bottom of my container and add the strawberries on top. This helps eliminate any extra condensation. While best served within 48 hours, they will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
The perfect dessert for Valentine's Day! Follow these simple tips on how to make chocolate covered strawberries for the best results.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 strawberries



  • 24 medium strawberries , washed and dried very well
  • 8 ounces good quality chocolate or melting wafers , chopped
  • 4 ounces white chocolate or melting wafers , chopped

Optional toppings: Chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips


    • Line a baking sheet or the counter with parchment or wax paper. Make sure your strawberries are completely dry before beginning (any water will ruin them). 
    • Add the chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Melt at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between. When chocolate is almost melted, remove from microwave and stir until until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
    • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate, turning to coat all sides. Lift and let the chocolate drip for a moment, then place on the prepared baking sheet. Complete with remaining strawberries. Refrigerate 5-10 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
    • While the chocolate is hardening, melt the white chocolate according to the same directions as the milk chocolate. Pour the melted white chocolate into a pastry bag (or a ziptop bag) and cut a small piece off the tip of the bag. Drizzle back and forth over the strawberries. 
    • Refrigerate until firm. Store strawberries in the refrigerator.


    Tip: Wash your strawberries the day before so they have time to completely dry.
    1. Dip in white chocolate with dark chocolate drizzle.
    2. Sprinkle crushed nuts on top of milk or dark chocolate.
    3. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips or sprinkles on top. 


    Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 59mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

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