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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries. No introduction is needed to this famous Valentine’s Day dessert where fresh strawberries are dipped in melted gooey chocolate.

It is the happy food, guilty pleasure, a gesture of love and beauty. DREAMY.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

There’s something about it that makes a difficult day turn a little easier, puts a smile on a sad face, and makes me want to do the happy dance.

Bonus: It is super easy (and FUN) to make.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day

With Valentines Day around the corner, Chocolate Covered Strawberries are everywhere.  

But save yourself some money and make this at home, because seriously, they are so easy to make!

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, you can find me and my happy self baking either this or No-Bake Chocolate Tart. There’s always some kind of chocolate and berries involved.

While this totally is the token Valentine’s dessert and present, but it doesn’t have to be just a Valentine’s Day thing.

Make them for a hang-out with girlfriends, take a bath and enjoy them with a glass of wine (talk about dreamy), substitute them for popcorn for movie night in your pajamas after a long day of work (me, please!).

Ingredients

I love making chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s day or any day really because it literally requires just three (or two) ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips (optional)
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Ingredients needed: strawberries, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips

Oh, and no cooking is required. Just a microwave.

That’s right. Easy peasy. Just a few things to keep in mind, and have some fun along the way!

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries (with Step-by-step pictures)

First, let’s melt some ooey gooey chocolate chips!

Use good quality chocolate for the best tasting Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

When melting chocolate in microwave, do it at 50% power and in increments to avoid burning the chocolate.

I grab a bag of milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, pour it into a bowl, and microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Remove, stir, bring it back to the microwave for 30 second at 50% power.

Keep doing that (remove, stir, microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power) until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.

Melted Chocolate in a bowl
Melted chocolate chips

Ahhh Melted Chocolate… I love you and I want to DRINK you right now.

And have a sugar high for the rest of the day. But I’ll take it.

Keep strawberries in fridge until ready to use, and make sure the strawberries are dry before dipping them into the chocolate.

Grab the leafy part of the strawberry (whatever that is called…) and sink those strawberries into the pool of heavenly chocolate.

How I wish I was those strawberries right now…

Dipping strawberry into melted chocolate
Dipping strawberry into melted chocolate

Place strawberry on a plate lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Then repeat until all strawberries are coated in delicious chocolaty goodness.

Although completely optional, consume some of that melted chocolate along the way for your own pleasure and enjoyment. 

The amount of chocolate called for in this recipe is enough for strawberry AND (small amount of) consumption.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

Next, melt the white chocolate chips. To avoid burning it, melt it at 50% power at 30 seconds increments. Then transfer into a zip lock bag and snip a very, very small opening on one of the corners of the bag. Start as small as possible.

I keep this in mind every time I do this (because I’m klutzy at the core) : I can always snip a bigger opening if needed, but I cannot make it smaller.

Then gently squeeze out white chocolate and draw thin lines across the strawberries. Or draw your favorite shape, or flower, or cartoon. And if you are not feeling this squeezing and drawing thing, then skip it! This makes the strawberries pretty, but doesn’t add much to the taste.

Drizzling white chocolate onto Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Decorating strawberries with melted white chocolate

Bring strawberries to the fridge and refrigerate them for 30 minutes o that the chocolate would set and harden.

Ta-da!! Behold and be blown away by deliciousness.

A bunch of Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate

They make me feel so refined and elegant when I am eating them.

And don’t even think about eating just one or two.

Consider this is your warning: it is impossible to stop at one!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do these stay fresh?

I would store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Can I use chocolate chunks or chocolate pieces?

Yes you can but keep in mind that some chocolate melts more easily than others. You want to be able to melt it fairly easily.

Is there another way to melt the chocolate?

Yes! You can also use the double moiler method. Place 1 to 2 inches of water in a small pot and place a bowl that can withstand heat in the pot (water should not go into the bowl). Heat pot, place chocolate chips in the bowl and keep stirring until chocolate is completely melted.
I personally prefer the microwave method because I think it is easier and faster.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a rectangular plate

LOVE LOVE LOVE! ❤️

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Decadently delicious! Strawberries dipped into chocolate is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, or ANY DAY! Only 3 ingredients, it is super easy to make at home!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 195kcal
Author: MinShien

Ingredients

  • 16 oz strawberries
  • 11.5 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Remove and stir.
  • Bring chocolate chips back to the microwave, melt on 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove and stir
  • Repeat step 2 until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  • Holding the leafy end of the strawberry, dip strawberry into melted chocolate. Then placed strawberry on a plate lined with parchment or wax paper. Repeat for all the strawberries. Ensure strawberries are dry and refrigerated (cold) prior to dipping.
    Dipping strawberry into melted chocolate. YUM!
  • Optional: Consume the rest of the chocolate 🙂
  • Melt white chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Repeat until white chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  • Bring white chocolate into a zip lock bag, and snip a VERY SMALL opening on one corner of the zip lock bag. Squeeze white chocolate out from the opening and draw thin horizontal lines (or anything else you want) on strawberries.
    Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Refrigerate strawberries for 30 minutes. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If leftovers do exist, store in refridgerator!

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This was very easy and delicious! Will not be buying these at the stores going forward. We always celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, and will make these again for date night.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      That’s wonderful! I’m so glad to hear that!