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These Valentines chocolate covered strawberries prove you don’t need to buy the quintessential Valentine’s Day treats. Make them with just 3 ingredients!
You won’t believe how easy it is to make these Valentines chocolate covered strawberries!
They come together with just 3 ingredients: fresh strawberries, bittersweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips. (But of course, feel free to use whatever chocolate you want.)
Don’t settle for dull-looking, cracked chocolate dipped strawberries. With our tips, you’ll get pretty and oh-so-tasty Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries. 😋
They make the best Valentines Day gifts that will speak your love language!
What are Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
Chocolate covered strawberries are the quintessential Valentine’s Day treat.
Two of the most romantic sweets combine into one bite-sized delight. So, if you want to get major heart eyes from your boo, these Valentines chocolate covered strawberries are your go-to!
However, these seemingly simple beauties can get sneakily tricky to make.
If you overlook some things during preparation, they can end up dull and cracked. Sometimes, the chocolate coating won’t even stick!
I think this is why some just buy their chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines.
But don’t give up yet!
Our take on Valentines Day chocolate covered strawberries will make sure you’ll get them perfectly.
And if you’re still intimidated by classic chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day, here’s a fresh take on the delicious dessert:
These TikTok strawberry chocolate bites are ten times better than a box of chocolates from the store!
Why You’ll Love These Valentines Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Quick: Looking for the sweetest gift to give to your partner? In need of a last-minute Valentine’s Day dessert? Look no further than these 20-minute chocolate covered strawberries! They actually taste better the same day they are made.
- Simple: You can’t get any simpler than a 3-ingredient bite-sized treat! A box of chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day also proves that fancy doesn’t have to be pricey.
- Customizable: Dress up your chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines Day with different toppings or coating variations. You can even make your sweetheart a dozen of these delights with different flavors!
What Do Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries Taste Like?
Lorraine Lorusso got it right when she dipped fresh strawberries in tempered gourmet chocolate for her shop’s customers in Chicago in the 1960s.
With their luscious taste, these Valentine’s chocolate-covered strawberries are an easy, crowd-pleasing dessert. The bittersweet chocolate coating complements the sweet, juicy strawberries, and the white chocolate drizzle is not just for decoration.
You’ll appreciate the richness they add to the already perfect pair.
However, since these Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries are only made with three ingredients, they will only taste as good as the chocolates and fruits you use.
The good news is the best-tasting strawberries are easy to spot because they also look attractive. Just look for the bright red ones with bright green leaves!
And as for your chocolates, don’t settle for cheap ones.
Good-quality chocolates cost a bit more, but they’ll also give you the smoothest (literally and figuratively) experience when making chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine’s.
Ingredients For Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Bittersweet chocolate chips – We’ll use premium chocolate chips from Ghirardelli as they taste good and melt really well. If you prefer sweeter Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries, you can also cover them in milk chocolate.
- Fresh strawberries – Bigger strawberries are not always better. Instead, choose bright red strawberries that feel firm and are free from bruises.
- White chocolate chips – The white chocolate drizzle is optional, but this decoration is also genius, especially if you’re not happy with how your Valentines chocolate covered strawberries turned out. Use the drizzle to hide the “imperfections”! 😉
Tools Needed To Prepare Chocolate Covered Strawberries For Valentines
- Microwave-safe bowl for melting the chocolate chips
- Bamboo skewers for the strawberries
- Piping bag for the white chocolate drizzle
Ingredient Additions & Substitutions For Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries
What can I use to cover strawberries for Valentine’s Day?
Bored of the usual dark chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines Day? How about using ruby chocolate for pink chocolate covered strawberries?
You can also coat them in milk chocolate, then decorate the berries with a pink chocolate drizzle.
For a delectable upgrade, coat your strawberries in melted chocolate mixed with culinary-grade matcha powder.
But if you want a personal recommendation, I’d say ditch Valentines Day chocolate covered strawberries and make cheesecake covered strawberries instead!
What are some good toppings for chocolate dipped strawberries?
Want to really get into the Valentine’s theme with your chocolate coated berries?
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day
- 1 10-oz pack of bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries
- White chocolate chips for the drizzle
Tools you need:
STEP 1: Gather the ingredients for Valentines chocolate covered strawberries.
STEP 2: Wash and dry the strawberries.
STEP 3: Microwave the semi-sweet chocolate chips at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until smooth and completely melted.
STEP 4: Put a strawberry (stem side) on the tip of the skewer so it’s easier to hold and dip into the melted chocolate. Turn the strawberry in the melted chocolate to ensure it gets evenly coated.
STEP 5: Lift and swirl slightly. Allow the excess chocolate coating to drip, and repeat with the remaining strawberries. Chill the chocolate covered strawberries.
STEP 6: Once the chocolate coating hardens, remove the skewers. The white chocolate drizzle will not stick if the chocolate dipped strawberries are still wet!
STEP 7: Melt the white chocolate chips and transfer the mixture into a piping bag. Snip off the tip, then drizzle white chocolate back and forth over the chocolate coated strawberries.
STEP 8: Place the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to set. Enjoy!
What To Serve With Chocolate Covered Strawberries For Valentines Day
These Valentines chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect excuse to open up your favorite bottle of Rose sparkling wine.
I think sweet wines pair well with these bittersweet chocolate covered strawberries, but you can also consider your partner’s preference; some prefer their sweets with acidic wine! 🍷
But if you want something special for your special someone, why not serve these delectable chocolate covered strawberries as dessert kabobs?
You can arrange the chocolate dipped strawberries with other fruits like blueberries, kiwi, or even pineapple chunks.
Or, if you don’t feel like having fruit sticks, you can make chocolate covered strawberry kabobs with brownie bites, chocolates, and marshmallows.
Spending Valentine’s Day at home with your sweetheart?
Tips About Making Valentine’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- If the strawberries are in the fridge, take them out for at least 30 minutes before starting the recipe. You also want to dry them really well after you wash them, or the chocolate coating will not stick.
- Worried about burning your chocolate in the microwave? Use a double boiler instead!
- Bamboo skewers make it easy to dip the strawberries in chocolate. Then, just insert them into a styrofoam block and let the Valentines chocolate covered strawberries harden. With this method, your coating won’t easily get ruined, unlike when placing the coated berries on a lined baking sheet.
- No piping bag? No problem! Use a fork to drizzle white chocolate on your chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines.
How To Store Valentines Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These easy chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines are best eaten the same day they are made.
Once they set, just place the plate of berries on the counter and cover them loosely with plastic wrap until serving.
But if you have leftovers or want to enjoy them for later, keep these in mind:
- Fridge: Store the chocolate covered strawberries in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. But here’s the trick: Line the container with paper towels first to absorb the condensation.
- Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing chocolate dipped strawberries because they’ll just get mushy after thawing. The coating will also get ruined, as expected, since, well, it’s chocolate.
Why Are Chocolate Covered Strawberries the Perfect Valentine’s Day Present?
Chocolate covered strawberries make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day because chocolate and strawberries are quite literally a match made in heaven.
People often associate sweets with Valentine’s Day, which is why chocolates are among the most popular gifts on this romantic holiday. But chocolate combined with juicy strawberries?
You have the most luscious dessert that guarantees love at first bite!
These simple treats also come in different variations, so you can pick the perfect one for your beloved. Do they prefer white chocolate or dark chocolate?
You can even decorate Valentines chocolate covered strawberries with different toppings!
How to Decorate Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day?
These chocolate dipped strawberries already look fancy, but you can get creative decorating them!
Instead of plain white chocolate, stir in matcha powder or swap it with ruby chocolate for a green or pink drizzle.
Toppings like candies and nuts are also fun if you want to dress up these easy chocolate covered strawberries.
And if you’re planning a fancy dinner for two, serve tuxedo strawberries as dessert!
Just dip the strawberries first in white chocolate, then in dark chocolate, leaving some of the top and center portions peeking through. For the bow tie and buttons, just draw them with a toothpick dipped in dark chocolate.
Why Do My Chocolate Covered Strawberries Look Dull?
It’s important to temper your chocolate, or the Valentine’s Day chocolate covered strawberries may come out looking dull after they set.
What you want to do is reserve a tablespoon of chocolate chips. Then, melt the rest of the chocolate until smooth.
Add the chocolate chips to the melted mixture to reach the perfect temperature and consistency for dipping.
Why Are My Chocolate Covered Strawberries Not Hardening?
There are two potential reasons why your chocolate covered strawberries are not hardening.
First, you don’t want to overheat the chocolate, or it can seize. Properly tempered chocolate is crucial for it to set beautifully.
Second, use dry strawberries!
After washing them, dry them with paper towels, as the moisture can cause the chocolate coating to separate from the strawberries.
FAQ About Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Where to buy chocolate covered strawberries?
Why are chocolate covered strawberries so expensive?
Chocolate covered strawberries are usually pricey because of the ingredients and packaging. The skill and time it takes to make them also affect their final price.
How do you keep chocolate from falling off strawberries?
Chocolate can fall off the strawberries if the berries are wet. Make sure they’re really dry before dipping in chocolate!
Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?
No. Take them out of the fridge before dipping them in chocolate. Use room-temperature strawberries to avoid condensation and ensure the chocolate will stick to the fruits.
How do you keep chocolate covered strawberries from cracking?
Make sure your strawberries are nice and firm. If they’re already quite mushy, they can leak and ruin the chocolate coating.
- Gather the ingredients for Valentines chocolate covered strawberries.
- Wash and dry the strawberries.
- Microwave the semi-sweet chocolate chips at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until smooth and completely melted.
- Put a strawberry (stem side) on the tip of the skewer so it's easier to hold and dip into the melted chocolate. Turn the strawberry in the melted chocolate to ensure it gets evenly coated.
- Lift and swirl slightly. Allow the excess chocolate coating to drip, and repeat with the remaining strawberries. Chill the chocolate covered strawberries.
- Once the chocolate coating hardens, remove the skewers. The white chocolate drizzle will not stick if the chocolate dipped strawberries are still wet!
- Melt the white chocolate chips and transfer the mixture into a piping bag. Snip off the tip, then drizzle white chocolate back and forth over the chocolate coated strawberries.
- Place the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to set. Enjoy!
- It's important that your strawberries are dry, or the chocolate won't stick. If chilled, take them out of the fridge for about 30 minutes before dipping them in chocolate. Then, wash and dry them REALLY well with paper towels.
- Since chocolate can burn quite easily in the microwave, you can use a double boiler to melt your chocolate!
- We've used bamboo skewers, so it'll be easier to hold and dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. You can then allow the coated berries to set by inserting the skewers into a styrofoam block. This way, your chocolate coating won't get ruined!
- Another way to drizzle the Valentines chocolate covered strawberries with white chocolate is with a fork dipped in the melted white chocolate.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 67Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for the most accurate results.
These Valentines chocolate covered strawberries are the fastest way to anyone’s heart! And I also meant this literally because they’re ready in 20 minutes with just 3 ingredients.
A box of chocolate covered strawberries is definitely better than a dozen of roses for Valentine’s Day.
They’re sweet and rich, and the tandem between the chocolate shell and juicy berry inside is a delicious pairing worthy of being shared with your other half. Just don’t use cheap chocolate on your chocolate berries! 😅
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