Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for New Year's

These quick, glittery chocolate-covered strawberries are perfect for counting down the clock on New Year's Eve!

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a crowd-pleasing dessert. They're beautiful and delicious yet only require a few ingredients!

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Plus, they can be made in about 30 minutes or less depending on how fancy you want to get with the designs. Here, we kept the strawberries simple by drizzling on melted chocolate and adding some sprinkles, making them perfect for bringing in the new year.

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Ingredientwise, all you'll need are strawberries, chocolate and fun sprinkles! I recommend using Ghirardelli melting wafers because their chocolate is very high quality—it's super smooth, hardens quickly and is pretty yummy. Alternatively, you can use candy melts or baker's chocolate. I would avoid bagged chocolate chips because they melt into a thicker liquid and can be a little more difficult to handle.

So, if you'd like to make these stunning chocolate-covered strawberries to bring in 2024, read on!

Video: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for New Year's

Quick Recipe Overview

‌‌SERVINGS‌:‌‌ 20 chocolate-covered strawberries

‌‌‌‌PREP TIME‌: ‌5 minutes

‌‌DECORATING TIME: ‌20-25 minutes‌‌‌

TOTAL TIME:‌ ‌25-30 minutes

Things You'll Need

  • 2 microwave-safe bowls

  • Rubber spatula

  • Baking sheet

  • Wax paper

  • Toothpicks

  • Knife

  • Tweezers

  • 1 pint strawberries, washed and fully dried

  • 4 oz Ghirardelli melting wafers (dark and white chocolate)

  • Gold and white sprinkles

1. Melt chocolates

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Line your baking sheet with wax paper.

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Add 4 oz. of each melting wafer flavor in its own microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds and then stir with a rubber spatula. If not fully melted, microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring in between.

2. Skewer strawberries

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Skewer each strawberry with a toothpick. The toothpick will be your handle to make dipping easier.

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3. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate

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Holding the strawberry by the toothpick, dip it into the melted chocolate. Scrape off any excess on the microwave-safe container and transfer to lined baking sheet.

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4. Decorate

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If using sprinkles, add them while the chocolate is still wet so they will stick. You can either pour them right on top or use tweezers as pictured above.

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If you'd like to drizzle chocolate, make sure the coating is dry. Then, use a knife to drizzle melted chocolate on top. Now, they're ready to eat. Enjoy!

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If you're not going to eat the strawberries immediately, you can store them in the fridge for up to two days. To store, first line an airtight container with paper towels and then place the strawberries on top. If you are layering the strawberries, make sure there is wax paper between the layers. Cover them and keep them in the fridge.

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Unfortunately, you cannot freeze the strawberries because once they thaw, they become mushy. So, either eat them the same day or pop them in the fridge!

Tip

The paper towel helps prevent the chocolate from sweating from condensation.

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