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.
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!).
I love making chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s day or any day really because it literally requires just three (or two) ingredients:
- Chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips (optional)
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.
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…
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.
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.
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
I would store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
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.
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.
LOVE LOVE LOVE! ❤️
Other Valentine’s Day Recipes
Check out other desserts, treats and meal ideas for Valentine’s Day!
- No-Bake Chocolate Tart
- Oreo Truffles
- Chocolate Lava Cake
- Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
- Strawberry Mousse
- Strawberry Shortcake Angel Food Cake
- Heart Shape Pizza (by Kathryn’s Kitchen)
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 16 oz strawberries
- 11.5 oz milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 oz white chocolate chips
- 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.
- 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.
- Refrigerate strawberries for 30 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!