How to Make the Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate strawberries
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Ever thought about giving strawberries a chocolate makeover? Well, it’s time to play matchmaker with these two lovebirds! Here’s a guide that will help you create a dessert that’s so good, you might just start hearing love songs in the background.


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces of your favorite high-quality chocolate 
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil or shortening (optional, for smoother chocolate)
  • Toppings (optional): chopped nuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or drizzled contrasting chocolate


  1. Start by washing the strawberries and drying them thoroughly. 
  2. Chop the chocolate into small, even pieces for uniform melting. Use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolate. For a smoother consistency, add coconut oil or shortening to the chocolate while melting.
  3. Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it into the melted chocolate, twirling gently to let the excess chocolate drip off. If you don’t have stems, use a toothpick.
  4. If using toppings, sprinkle them on the strawberries while the chocolate is still wet. You can also drizzle with a contrasting color of melted chocolate for an artistic effect.
  5. Place the dipped strawberries on a parchment-lined tray. Avoid touching them until the chocolate has completely set. 
  6. Enjoy the strawberries the same day for the best taste and texture.