Mmm! There is nothing as decadent to me as a chocolate covered strawberry. This holiday themed chocolate dipped strawberries tutorial is ideal for making and sharing with friends and family. Whether you choose white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate for these - they will be absolutely delicious! Top with a bit of extra chocolate drizzle, some crushed candy, sprinkles, or serve plain and you will have a delicious treat everyone loves!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
You've had them and you loved them. So, why not make some for yourself? Making your own delicious strawberries coated with chocolate or almond bark is so easy to do! You'll be shocked how simple this is and wonder why you haven't made them yourself. Make these for your own yummy snack, holiday parties, or one of your friends as an extra special treat that everyone loves!
If you want more chocolatey goodness, you'll really love this super easy Christmas fudge recipe. Another great choice for serving alongside these are hot chocolate pretzel rods, caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels, or my favorite dipped Oreo pops!
Should Strawberries be Cold Before Dipping in Chocolate?
While some dipped items are best when cold to keep firm to dip, strawberries are one that I definitely don't refrigerate first. Room temperature strawberries are best for dipping. You'll also want to be careful to not dip in chocolate that is too hot. That can cause the strawberries to ripen too fast and not be as good for as long.
How do You Keep Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Sweating?
One bothersome issue with chocolate covered strawberries is that once refrigerated, a bit of sweating happens due to condensation. If this is an issue for you, there are three things you can do to keep that from happening.
First, you can make and serve them the same day. Usually, they are just fine at room temperature for 10-12 hours. Secondly, you can package them with some paper towels in the container or bag to absorb any extra condensation that may accumulate. Third, make sure you let them come to room temperature before refrigerating. If they are too hot when placed in the refrigerator, they will automatically gather extra moisture due to the difference in temperatures.
Tips for Decorating Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Once you've dipped your strawberries, you can decorate them! One of the things I love is that these are great for any holiday. All you have to do is swap out how you top them. White, dark, and milk chocolate are great for any holiday, but you can decorate with other things to make them pop. Below are some of my favorite ways to decorate dipped berries.
- Color white chocolate or almond bark with gel food coloring to match the holiday.
- Sprinkle the tops with colored sugars.
- Add crushed cookie crumbs over the top of your strawberries before the chocolate dries.
- Dip or sprinkle in crushed candy bar or candy pieces.
- Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles, nonpareils, or holiday candy pieces.
What is the Best Chocolate for Dipping?
When dipping anything, strawberries, pretzels, or candy of all kinds, you'll want to use a chocolate that melts to the right thickness. In this instance, I really prefer using almond bark or chocolate bark. It is designed to melt and coat perfectly without discoloration or separation. So, it is what I consider the best for dipping.
That said, the flavor isn't always as good, obviously, so if you prefer something a bit better quality, look for high quality candy melts. You can use traditional chocolate chips as well, but one thing you may notice, especially with white chocolate, is that it can separate or be difficult to dip into due to thickness. Do test runs until you find the one that works best for you.
Can You Freeze Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
You can definitely freeze chocolate covered strawberries! While the texture of the berry may change a little once frozen and thawed, they are great for covering and freezing. I like making them ahead of time and having on hand for a sweet snack.
If freezing your dipped berries, I recommend you do so on parchment paper until solid. Then place them in an airtight container or a freezer Ziploc bag. Just label and date and use or eat within 3 months for best results.
- Almond bark
- Chocolate bark
- Crushed peppermints
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Wash the strawberries and then let dry completely.
In microwave safe bowls, melt the chocolate in 30-second increments. I used white chocolate and milk chocolate.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set out any sprinkles or toppings desired for convenience.
Dip each strawberry coating the bottom and sides and leaving only the top stem uncovered.
Place each strawberry on the parchment paper and sprinkle with your chosen toppings.
Let harden then enjoy!
More Holiday Treat Ideas
If you are like me and want more deliciousness on your holiday buffet, you are going to love the ideas below. Strawberries dipped in chocolate never fail to please, but if you want more variety, I've got you covered with some great ideas below. Cookies, fudge, dipped cookies, and more will make your holiday even more delicious!
- Kid-Friendly Holiday Oreo Cookie Charcuterie Board
- Easy Dipped Oreo Cookies
- Peppermint Christmas Truffle Recipe
- Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board
- Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rods
- Slice and Bake Christmas Cookies
- Snowman Sugar Cookies
- Mickey's Christmas Fudge Recipe
- Christmas Chocolate Grinch Bark Recipe
I love adding a cute little holiday look to treats like this. Using sprinkles is obvious, but you can find so many unique sprinkles out there. Some I love are the melting snowman sprinkles, Whoville sprinkles mix, retro Christmas sprinkles, peppermint hot chocolate Christmas sprinkles, ugly Christmas sweater sprinkles blend, or Frozen snowflake sprinkles blend.
- 12 strawberries
- ½ cup chocolate bark
- ½ cup almond bark
- 2 tbsp crushed peppermint candy
- 2 tbsp sprinkles
- Wash the strawberries and then let dry completely.
- In microwave safe bowls, melt the chocolate in 30-second increments. I used white chocolate and milk chocolate.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set out any sprinkles or toppings desired for convenience.hoco
- Dip each strawberry coating the bottom and sides and leaving only the top stem uncovered.
- Place each strawberry on the parchment paper and sprinkle with your chosen toppings.
- Let harden then enjoy!
Dipped berries are good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g