the best & easiest way to make chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries is one of those things, which always seems like such an indulgence, but it is actually a really easy thing to make. Here is how I make delicious chocolate strawberries. And although they are super easy to make, they are a crowd pleaser.every.single.time.

chocolate covered strawberries

For the basic recipe, all you need are two ingredients, but there are details you can add to elevate and make chocolate covered strawberries even more indulgent.

how to make chocolate covered strawberries

Like I said, you only need two basic ingredients. Since you only need strawberries and chocolate, I look for the biggest and prettiest strawberries, plus I use the best possible chocolate.


best way to make chocolate covered strawberries
  • Large | Giant Strawberries
  • Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers


  • Wash strawberries and pat dry.
chocolate cover strawberries recipe
  • Melt chocolate wafers in microwave, according to package instructions {basically melt in 30 second intervals, mixing in between until chocolate reaches silky smooth consistency}.
  • Dip strawberries in chocolate by holding berries by the stems.
chocolate dipped strawberries
  • Lay chocolate strawberries on a tray lined with parchment or wax paper.

details to elevate chocolate covered strawberries


Drizzle any desired dry toppings on strawberries while chocolate is still wet and tacky so the toppings stick. I used gold sanding sugar and white pearl sprinkles.

chocolate covered strawberries

I love the sanding sugar. It’s the first time I have worked with it, and I have some ideas on how to use it for some spring treats.

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chocolate covered strawberries recipe

Other dried toppings you can use include chopped nuts or coconut flakes. If you want to add additional wet icing on strawberries allow them to set {approximately 15 minutes} before decorating with another wet medium.


Besides selecting the largest, oversized strawberries , I also prefer the ones with attached stems. Not only do they make great handles, but they look so beautifully organic as well. I have a hard time finding them in my area, but when I see them, I scoop them up and create a reason to indulge in chocolate covered strawberries.

chocolate covered strawberries


If you cannot find strawberries with stems, you can also use pretty picks. The picks will not only add a pretty accent to the berries, but they also add function to pick up the strawberries easily.

chocolate covered strawberries

tips about chocolate covered strawberries

Make sure when you wash and pat dry your strawberries, you let the berries dry fully. The chocolate will adhere to clean berries at room temperature best. This prevents the strawberries from sweating and the chocolate will not separate from the berries.

chocolate strawberries

I choose to use chocolate wafers instead of chocolate chips, because they are meant to be used for dipping and coating. Chips are made to retain their consistency so they are harder to melt fully, requiring Crisco or another additive to reach the smoothness needed. Wafers melt easily in the microwave and don’t require a double boiler.

Invariably you will have melted chocolate left over once all the strawberries are coated. Vanilla wafers, cookies and pretzels are always great to dip in melted chocolate as well to pair with the chocolate covered strawberries.

Chocolate covered strawberries are meant to be eaten fresh. They have a shelf life of 24 hours to 48 hours max before they start sweating and falling apart. Enjoy these incredibly delicious treats as soon as you can.

“Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen – a happily-ever-after to supper.”

Terri Guillemets

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  1. I make these, too. Great tips! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    1. Thanks so much Kathleen. Yes, so easy & yummy. XO- MJ

  2. Those are so beautiful! They really are easy, too. Pinning! Visiting from Penny’s Passion Thinking Out Loud linkup.

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer. Easy & yummy! XO- MJ

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