Chocolate Covered Berries are one of the most delicious treats on earth. The taste of tart strawberries paired with sweet dark chocolate is hard to beat. They're easy to make, and the perfect dessert for special occasions!
Why These Berries are Awesome
Even though Chocolate Covered Berries look fancy, they're really not hard to put together. They can be dressed up or down as you desire. Feeling sassy? Make 'em with swirls! Just want to dip and eat? Go for it, my friend.
I've eaten these delectable strawberries on many occasions, but they've usually been made by someone else. However, for the past few Valentine's Day or New Year's Eve celebrations, I've been creating them as a decadent treat. Ever had a chocolate covered strawberry with a glass of champagne? It kinda feels like a big deal.
- fresh strawberries
- semi sweet chocolate chips
- white chocolate chips
- coconut oil
- crushed pecans (optional)
I've found that microwaving chocolate chips is the easiest way to make this candy. You could use a double boiler if you like, but I have had the best luck melting chocolate using this method.
Start by melting chocolate with coconut oil in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Stir between each interval until chocolate is smooth and creamy. Do the same with the white chocolate and set aside. No oil is needed for the white chocolate chips since it's only used as a decoration.
Make sure the strawberries are completely dry and at room temperature before dipping. Hold each strawberry by its green cap and swirl it into a bowl of melted dark chocolate. Use a spoon to help cover the strawberry, leaving ½ inch from the top of the cap.
Decorating the Berries
Place the strawberry on a sheet pan lined with wax paper to harden. To decorate strawberries, swirl white chocolate on top with a fork or tip of a spoon. For the pecan dipped variety, dip strawberries half way into crushed pecans immediately after dipping into dark chocolate.
Place strawberries in the refrigerator to harden. After the chocolate hardens, trim excess with a sharp knife to create a professional edge. Transfer strawberries to a pretty plate or gift box to share with friends. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
How Long Do They Last?
Depending on the condition of the strawberries when dipped, they can last 2 days in the refrigerator. After that, they will turn to mush, so it's best to eat them right away (which is easy to do).
Some people prefer to leave the strawberries out of the refrigerator and let the chocolate harden on its own which usually takes about an hour. This method is preferred if you're planning to eat all of the berries in one day.
- Strawberries need to be completely dry before dipping into chocolate.
- Berries dip best when they are at room temperature.
- For better control when applying white chocolate, use a piping bag with a small tip or a squirt bottle.
- Use a spoon to help cover the strawberries with chocolate and catch them if they fall into the dip.
More Berry Desserts
If you love desserts made with berries, check out my other fun recipes...
- Blackberry Cheese Danish (with video)
- Chocolate Strawberry Tart
- Cherry Almond Cobbler
- Sweet Peach Tart
- Triple Berry Crostata
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