How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries are always a good combination! Whether it's for a special occasion, a holiday or just a night in, chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect dessert. Try this easy recipe with a handful of kitchen items and ingredients, you can make a few dozen in no time.

Refrigerate dipped strawberries
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Things You'll Need

  • 1 carton or at least 12 fresh strawberries

  • 1 bag of melting chocolate or chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark chocolate)

  • Double boiler or heat safe container and pot

  • Mixing spoon

  • Parchment paper

  • Paper towels

  • Cookie sheet

Things you'll need.
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Step 1: Prepare the Cookie Sheet

Prepare your cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

Prepare your cookies sheet with parchment paper.
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Unfold your parchment paper onto the cookie sheet.
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Step 2: Wash the Strawberries and Dry

Wash your strawberries gently with water and pat dry with a paper towel. Set them aside on a clean paper towel while you prepare to melt your chocolate.

Wash your strawberries in colander in the sink.
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Pat your strawberries dry with a paper towel.
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Set aside dry strawberries on a clean paper towel.
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Tip

Your strawberries will work best with the melted chocolate if they are completely dry.

Step 3: Fill Your Pot With Water

Fill your bottom pot of the double boiler halfway with water and bring water to a boil. Once the water is boiling lower your heat to a medium low setting.

Fill bottom of double boiler halfway with water.
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Water boiling in the bottom pot of the double boiler.
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Step 4: Prepare the Double Boiler

Place the top pot of your double boiler (or heat safe container) on top of the bottom pot.

Top pot of the double boiler is placed directly onto bottom pot.
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Tip

The boiling water in your bottom pot will melt your chocolate in the top pot.

Step 5: Pour and Stir the Chocolate in the Top Pot

Pour your chocolate into the the top pot and start stirring your chocolate slowly with your mixing spoon. Mix the chocolate consistently to prevent it from burning.

Pour chocolate into top pot and stir with your heat safe spoon.
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Stir chocolate with heat safe spoon until it is completely melted.
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Tip

Make sure to use a heat safe spoon while melting your chocolate and do not let it sit in your top pot too long or it will burn. Keep flame on a medium-low setting and check your water level, it should be about half way full while you’re chocolate is melting.

Step 6: Dip a Strawberry Into the Chocolate

Once your chocolate is completely melted dip and twirl your strawberry ½ or ¾ of the way into the chocolate. Gently shake off any excess chocolate or brush off with your mixing spoon.

Dip clean strawberry into melted chocolate using your heat safe spoon
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Brush off excess chocolate with heat safe spoon.
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Chocolate dipped strawberry.
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Step 7: Place the Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Onto a Cookie Sheet

Softly place your chocolate dipped strawberry onto your prepared cookie sheet to harden. Repeat step 6 and 7 for all your strawberries.

Place chocolate dipped strawberries on your parchment lined cookie sheet
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Cookie sheet of chocolate dipped strawberries
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Step 8: Refrigerate the Strawberries

Keeping your chocolate covered strawberries on your cookie sheet, place your finished strawberries into the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Chocolate dipped strawberries after refrigerated for 1-2 hours.
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How to make chocolate covered strawberries
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