These simple healthy Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect easy treat you can make with only 2 ingredients and 15 minutes. Great for kids, an easy dessert, or a sweet surprise for someone you love. Made with dark chocolate and fresh strawberries, this is a sweet snack you will want to make all the time.
My husbands favorite simple treat is dark chocolate covered strawberries and my kids are following in his footsteps. We make these a lot, maybe more than we should and the kids just love dipping the strawberries into the silky smooth dark chocolate.
We like to keep them pretty simple but you could add toppings like chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes or another drizzle of chocolate on top.
The best part about this super easy recipe is that it requires only 2 ingredients and about 15 minutes to make it. Which is great for us busy moms trying to get so much done everyday. This is also a fun craft or easy project to do with your kids since I know we are all looking for ideas to keep them busy.
Why not get them cooking and creating in the kitchen with us right?
Why you will just love these dark chocolate covered strawberries
- It’s the best healthy dessert you could ever make!
- Requires only 2 ingredients that you probably already have
- It’s so fun to make with your kids
- Crazy sweet and delicious!
- You only need 15 minutes to make it!
Ingredients needed to make this recipe
How to make dark chocolate covered strawberries
You can make these strawberries with only 2 ingredients and 15 minutes. They are a super easy fun treat to make in only few simple steps.
- Prep the strawberries. Rinse the strawberries in a strainer under cold water if using organic strawberries. For conventional strawberries, place them into a bowl filled with four parts water and one part white vinegar and submerge the strawberries in the water. Let them soak for 20 minutes then rinse them.
- Once the berries are clean then you need to dry them really well by transferring them to a paper towel lined sheet pan and patting them dry. It is very important that they are dry before being dipped in the chocolate so it sticks to the strawberries better.
- Melt the chocolate. You can do so this by placing the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwaving it in 30 second intervals, stirring it in between until 90% of the chocolate is melted.
- Then remove it and temper the remaining chocolate until it is all fully melted and super smooth. To temper you can just stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula or spoon until it is all fully melted.
- Dip the strawberries into the chocolate. Carefully gather each berry by the stem and dip it diagonally into the chocolate almost to the top. You can swirl it around a little bit to get all of it coated but leave the head of the strawberry exposed.
- Let the excess chocolate drip off of the strawberry and lightly tap it against the bowl then place it onto a parchment-lined pan. Continue until you have dipped all of the strawberries. Let them chill for a few minutes in the refrigerator, then enjoy!
How cute are these little bite size treats that you can make for any special occasion or just for a sweet snack.
Optional toppings for chocolate covered strawberries
After you dip the strawberries in the chocolate and the chocolate is still wet, you can roll the strawberry in additional toppings or add another drizzle of melted white chocolate over the top of it. Here are a few fun toppings that work really well with these chocolate covered strawberries.
- Crushed nuts like pistachios, cashews or almonds
- Shredded coconut
- Mini chocolate chips
- Crushed cookies like Oreos or wafer crackers
- White chocolate
How do you store dark chocolate covered strawberries?
Chocolate covered strawberries always look and taste their best the day they are made. You can store them in an airtight container lined with a paper towel the catch the extra moisture and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Although they will not be as shiny and snappy as they were the day you made them.
What is the best kind of chocolate to use for chocolate covered strawberries?
Dark chocolate chips that are 60% cacao work the best since they are not too sweet and they just melt so beautifully. Regular chocolate chips are fine but they just don’t melt into that super silky smooth chocolate that makes these so amazing.
You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate before melting it, which will give it more shine and a silkier texture.
Tips for making dark chocolate covered strawberries at home
- Use good quality organic strawberries that are bright red in color all the way to the top and have beautiful green stems. That means they are ripe and sweeter. Plus they are so pretty.
- You also want to select a good dark chocolate that is at least 60% cacao as mentioned above. I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate premium baking chips that I added a bit of coconut oil to so that the chocolate was super shiny and easier for dipping.
- Rinse and dry the strawberries really well before you dip them. This is so important and allows the chocolate to really stick the them once you dip them.
- Leave the stems on so you can use the stem to hold the strawberry when you dip it into the chocolate. Plus again it is just so pretty and you can use the stem to hold the strawberry when you eat it as well.
- Dip the strawberries at a slight angle and then when you pull it out of the chococlate shake it a little bit so that the excess chocolate drips off. You can also lightly tap the strawberry on the side of the bowl as well. This is the point where you would dip the strawberry in any extra toppings you desire. See post for topping suggestions.
- Place the strawberries onto a parchment lined pan about 1-2 inches apart after dipping them so they can dry and harden and don’t stick together. Chill them for a few minutes after dipping to let the chocolate set.
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