Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Skip the delivery service and make a special handmade treat this Valentine’s Day. Your Valentine won’t be able to resist these Valentines chocolate covered strawberries

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

chocolate covered strawberries with drizzle and sprinkles

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? This year I’ll be using my free Valentine’s Day banner, playing some Valentine’s Day bingo, and definitely enjoying some chocolate covered strawberries. 

If your mouth waters at the thought of that too, then I have some good news! You don’t have to wait for some to show up at your door this year because I have the best Valentine’s chocolate covered strawberries recipe to share!

Don’t be intimidated. As fancy-looking as these are, they are actually really easy to make. I’ve got all the tips and details here in my chocolate covered strawberries recipe to help you too!

Once you try it, you’ll be dying these for all your friends this Valentine’s day! How fun would it be to grab some cute boxes to fill with berries for friends and neighbors?! 

Enjoyed at home or as a gift to friends, this chocolate covered strawberries recipe is sure to be a special treat!

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

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chocolate covered strawberries with pink and white decorations

Serves: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Set time: 10-15 minutes

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients for Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

ingredients in glass bowls for valentines chocolate covered strawberries
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries (about 12-20 berries)
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 cup red candy melts
  • Sprinkles, optional

You’ll also want to have the following tools to make it easier:

How to Make this Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

  • First, rinse your strawberries and dry them completely by patting them with a paper towel.
  • Once they’re dry, set them aside and start melting your chocolate. Add both colors of candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds at regular temperature. 
  • Stir the chocolate and return the bowl to the microwave for another 30 seconds. 
  • At this point, you should be able to melt any remaining lumps with a bit of stirring. If not, microwave the candy melts for another 15 seconds.
  • Now you can set up your dipping station! Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on your counter, and grab your berries and some skewers. If you’re using sprinkles, you will want to put them in a bowl close by as well.
  • When you’re ready to start dipping, stick a skewer into the stem side of a strawberry.
  • Dip the berry in the melted chocolate, wipe the excess chocolate on the edge of the bowl, and place the berry on the parchment paper.
  • Now the rest of the decorating is up to you! If you want to add sprinkles you should add them right away while the chocolate is still wet. If you’re planning to add another coat of chocolate, let the berry set completely before dipping again.
  • If you want to pipe a drizzle, melt some additional candy melts the same way as before and pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag.
  • Cut a small hole in the tip of the bag and drizzle your pattern slowly on the dried chocolate berries. 
  • Repeat with your remaining berries and when they’re all ready, let them air dry for 10-15 minutes. 
pink chocolate covered strawberries drizzles with chocolate

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Make sure that your strawberries are 100% dry before trying to dip them in the chocolate. Any water on them can prevent the chocolate from setting correctly. 
  • Parchment rolls are great, but I love using parchment sheets for these chocolate covered strawberries because I don’t have to worry about the edges rolling and messing up my designs! 
  • When adding a drizzle, be careful not to let the hot piping bag touch the strawberries. You don’t want to melt the chocolate that’s already on the berry or you’ll end up with a big mess!
  • Have you ever done a vinegar soak on your strawberries? The first thing I do when I get home from the store is pop my berries in a big bowl with cool water and about ¼ cup of white vinegar. Let them soak for 5-10 minutes and then rinse them well. It cleans your berries so well and makes them last so much longer! It’ll make a huge difference in your chocolate covered strawberries! 
valentines chocolate covered strawberries on a tray with 3 on a white counter

Should I pipe chocolate on strawberries while it’s hot or cooled down?

Of course, you want your chocolate to be completely melted when you pipe it on so it can flow freely. But you don’t want it to be super hot! 

If the chocolate is too hot, it can burn your hands, melt the piping bag, or make a mess on your berries. To avoid this, let your melted chocolate cool for a few minutes before adding it to your piping bag!

Storage

Strawberries are delicious, but the sweet sugar in them makes them go bad pretty quickly. You should make sure that you keep your strawberries chilled in the fridge in an airtight container and that way they will last about 2-3 days.

Check out these other great Valentine’s Day recipes:

Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment and don’t forget to rate it below! We always love knowing how your recipe turns out! And don’t forget to save this easy recipe to your favorite Pinterest board! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram at Confessions of Parenting to show me your finished product!

Yield: 6

Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries

pink chocolate covered strawberries drizzles with chocolate

Skip the delivery service and make a special handmade treat this Valentine’s Day. Your Valentine won’t be able to resist these Valentine’s chocolate covered strawberries

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries (about 12-20 berries)
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 cup red candy melts
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. First, rinse your strawberries and dry them completely by patting them with a paper towel.
  2. Once they’re dry, set them aside and start melting your chocolate. Add both colors of candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds at regular temperature. 
  3. Stir the chocolate and return the bowl to the microwave for another 30 seconds. 
  4. At this point, you should be able to melt any remaining lumps with a bit of stirring. If not, microwave the candy melts for another 15 seconds.
  5. Now you can set up your dipping station! Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on your counter, and grab your berries and some skewers. If you’re using sprinkles, you will want to put them in a bowl close by as well.
  6. When you’re ready to start dipping, stick a skewer into the stem side of a strawberry.
  7. Dip the berry in the melted chocolate, wipe the excess chocolate on the edge of the bowl, and place the berry on the parchment paper.
  8. Now the rest of the decorating is up to you! If you want to add sprinkles you should add them right away while the chocolate is still wet. If you’re planning to add another coat of chocolate, let the berry set completely before dipping again.
  9. If you want to pipe a drizzle, melt some additional candy melts the same way as before and pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag.
  10. Cut a small hole in the tip of the bag and drizzle your pattern slowly on the dried chocolate berries. 
  11. Repeat with your remaining berries and when they’re all ready, let them air dry for 10-15 minutes.

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