Chocolate-Covered Strawberries


These chocolate-covered strawberries are made with the simplest recipe I know. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for parties, Valentine's Day, and weddings. Decorate with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, hearts, roses, etc.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Making chocolate-covered strawberries at home is easy, affordable, and incredibly impressive.

close up view of Chocolate-Covered Strawberries on a platter
Cathy Van de Moortele

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make perfect chocolate-covered strawberries:

· Chocolate chips: This recipe calls for milk chocolate chips, but you can use dark or white chocolate if you prefer.
· Shortening: Mixing shortening with the chocolate ensures a smooth, shiny coating.
· Strawberries: Of course, you'll need strawberries! Keep the leaves on for the prettiest presentation.

You'll also need toothpicks for dipping the strawberries in the chocolate.

How Do You Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries?

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make chocolate-covered strawberries at home:

1. Melt the chocolate and shortening together.
2. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate.
3. Allow the chocolate to harden.

Tip: You can leave the chocolate-covered strawberries plain, coat them in sprinkles or chopped nuts, or drizzle them with white chocolate.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Tips

"The simplest treats are sometimes the tastiest," Nicole McLaughlin (a.k.a. NicoleMcMom) says of this shockingly easy chocolate-covered strawberry recipe. Here are a few of her favorite tips and tricks:

· Don't try to take a shortcut and skip the shortening. That's what makes the chocolate harden, according to Nicole.
· Make sure the strawberries are at room temperature before coating in chocolate. If you dip them straight from the fridge, they'll sweat as they warm up and you'll be stuck with a big mess.
· There's no need to refrigerate the chocolate-covered strawberries to set, as they'll naturally harden over time at room temperature.

plate of chocolate covered strawberries decorated with pink, red, and white mini candy heart sprinkles
My Hot Southern Mess

How Long Do Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Last?

Store the chocolate-covered strawberries in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one day or in the refrigerator for two to three days.

Can You Freeze Chocolate-Covered Strawberries?

You can freeze chocolate-covered strawberries for up to three months. However, you should be aware that the strawberries might be a little mushy after thawing.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Awesome," raves Jo. "Tempered the chocolate (removed melted chocolate from the heat and added a few more chocolate chips, stirred until melted). Dipped various sized pretzels in the leftover chocolate — these were a HIT!"

"So good," according to annajoy. "I made them with dark chocolate and substituted the shortening with coconut oil. Strawberries and chocolate were made to be together!"

"Very easy and tastes great," says Erika. "I melted it in the microwave. Much easier than using a double boiler."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • toothpicks

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves


  1. Melt chocolate and shortening in a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  2. Insert toothpicks into tops (stem ends) of strawberries. Hold a strawberry by the toothpick and dip it into the chocolate mixture.

  3. Turn the strawberry upside down and insert the toothpick into a Styrofoam block or place strawberry on a sheet of waxed paper; allow chocolate coating to cool. Repeat with remaining strawberries.

    close up view of Chocolate-Covered Strawberries on a platter
    Cathy Van de Moortele

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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