Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 1 min read

Chocolate-covered fruit is a delectable treat that leans on fruit for natural sweetness. To get a perfectly coated strawberry, it’s important to first wash and dry the fruit to allow for a stable surface for the chocolate to adhere to. Dark chocolate and strawberries are a beautiful flavor combination, but all chocolate chips aren’t created equal for melting. For the easiest-to-handle formula, purchase dark chocolate melting chips. Alternatively, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to 60% cocoa chocolate chips before microwaving.

Total Time:

12 minutes

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Difficulty:


Serving Amount
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, washed and dried

  • 1 cup dark chocolate melting chips

  • 14 cup nuts, chopped, optional

  • Step 1

    Melt the chocolate chips. Using a microwave-safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate at 30-second intervals in the microwave, taking breaks to stir until melted and smooth.

  • Step 2

    Dip each strawberry into the melted dark chocolate, allowing any excess to drip off. If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts over the wet chocolate before it hardens.

  • Step 3

    Place the chocolate-covered strawberries on a parchment-lined tray.

  • Step 4

    Allow the chocolate to set by placing the tray in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Optional: if any chocolate is left over, pour over a cluster of nuts for a chocolate bark treat.

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