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The Best Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Recipe

Learn how to make the best chocolate-covered strawberries at home! They make great appetizers, desserts, and special gifts!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

How to Create Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

The success of this recipe depends on two things:

First, the strawberries must be completely dry before dipping. Otherwise, the chocolate will not adhere correctly. For best results, allow the strawberries to air dry for at least an hour before dipping in the melted chocolate. 

Second, to avoid chocolate that breaks apart and falls off the strawberries when you bite into it, be sure to add some form of oil to the melted chocolate prior to dipping. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can use an equal amount of melted butter or a neutral (tasteless) oil, such as sunflower oil, instead.

Up close view of chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients:

1 16-oz. container strawberries, preferably organic
½ c. 60% cacao dark chocolate baking chips*
1½ Tablespoons coconut oil, divided
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
¼ cup white chocolate chips
¼ cup pecans, very finely chopped

*Use either 1 cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, if preferred

Single strawberry covered with chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate in zebra design

Instructions:

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.

Thoroughly wash strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on the prepared baking sheet and allow to air dry for one hour or until completely dry.

Place dark chocolate chips and one-half tablespoon coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate chips 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between each segment, until melted and completely smooth.

Dip half the strawberries into the dark chocolate until covered. Gently drag the bottom edge against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate before transferring to the baking sheet.

Optional: If using two types of chocolate chips, repeat Steps #3 and #4 with the semi-sweet chocolate chips, one-half tablespoon coconut oil, and the remaining strawberries.

Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate completely “sets,” approximately 20 minutes.

Place the white chocolate chips and the remaining coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between segments, until the chocolate is completely melted. Carefully drizzle the melted white chocolate over half the chocolate-covered strawberries with a spoon.

Tip: For better control, use a pastry bag fitted with a very small tip or an empty squeeze bottle for this.

Place the finely chopped pecans in a small bowl and set aside.

Dip the bottom of remaining strawberries in the melted white chocolate and then dip into the bowl of chopped pecans. Swirl until the bottom of each strawberry is completely coated in the nuts. Transfer to the baking sheet with the other strawberries and return to refrigerator until set, approximately 20 minutes.

When the chocolate is firm, remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Tray of chocolate-covered strawberries
Up close view of chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Enjoy homemade chocolate-covered strawberries at home for a fraction of the price!

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz. container strawberries, preferably organic
  • ½ c. 60% cacao dark chocolate baking chips*
  • 1½ Tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup pecans, very finely chopped

Instructions

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or a Silpat™ baking mat. Set aside.



Thoroughly wash strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on the prepared baking sheet and allow to air dry for one hour or until completely dry.



Place dark chocolate chips and one-half tablespoon coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate chips 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between each segment, until melted and completely smooth.



Dip half the strawberries into the dark chocolate until covered. Gently drag the bottom edge against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate before transferring to the baking sheet.



 

Optional: If using two types of chocolate chips, repeat Steps #3 and #4 with the semi-sweet chocolate chips, one-half tablespoon coconut oil, and the remaining strawberries.



Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate completely “sets,” approximately 20 minutes.



Place the white chocolate chips and the remaining coconut oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between segments, until the chocolate is completely melted. Carefully drizzle the melted white chocolate over half the chocolate-covered strawberries with a spoon.

Tip: For better control, use a pastry bag fitted with a very small tip or an empty squeeze bottle for this.



Place the finely chopped pecans in a small bowl and set aside.



Dip the bottom of remaining strawberries in the melted white chocolate and then dip into the bowl of chopped pecans. Swirl until the bottom of each strawberry is completely coated in the nuts. Transfer to the baking sheet with the other strawberries and return to refrigerator until set, approximately 20 minutes.



When the chocolate is firm, remove the baking sheet from the refrigerator and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use either 1 cup dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, if preferred

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/4/2020

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