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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make your own Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries with this easy hand-dipped recipe using only 3 ingredients and just 6 or 7 steps.  Don’t pay those outrageous prices in a store. This small batch recipe makes a half dozen. The chocolate can be made on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Why I love this recipe

These perfect chocolate strawberries are so simple and delicious and will impress that special someone or your family. These delicious strawberries make a perfect romantic sweet treat dessert for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, date night, any special occasion, or any day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Basic Ingredients

chocolate chips

shortening (like Crisco, not butter)

fresh strawberries

Substitutions

You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate chips instead of semisweet chocolate.

This chocolate is versatile. Try dipping other things like mandarin oranges, kiwis, bananas, or even marshmallows. 

You can also add extras like a white chocolate drizzle or some colored sprinkles.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Stove top directions

Step 1 – Rinse the strawberries, and then dry strawberries with paper towels.

Step 2 – Cover a small baking sheet or plate with wax paper

Step 3 – In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips together with the shortening until smooth, stirring often.

chocolate chips together with the shortening cooking in a pan.

Step 4 – Dip the strawberries 2/3 into the melted chocolate mixture.  Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.

melted chocolate in a pan with red spatula.

Step 5 – Set strawberries on the prepared baking sheet or plate in a single layer at least 1 inch apart.

Step 6 – Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

Microwave directions

Step 1 – Rinse the strawberries, and then pat them very dry with paper towels.

Step 2 – Cover a small sheet pan or plate with wax paper

Step 3 – Place chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe glass bowl.

Step 4 – Microwave on high for about 1 minute or until melted, stir chocolate at 30-second intervals.

Step 5 – Dip the strawberries 2/3 into the melted chocolate chips.  Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.

Step 6 – Place strawberries on the prepared baking sheet or plate at least 1 inch apart.

Step 7 – Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Pro Tips

The best way to store chocolate-covered strawberries is to leave them out overnight in a cool place if you will eat them within 24 hours. Otherwise, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a couple of days.

Recipe FAQs

Do you put chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge to set?

Allow the hand-dipped strawberries to harden in the fridge for 15-30 minutes, then remove.

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3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.

3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make your own Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries with this easy hand-dipped recipe using only 3 ingredients and just 6 or 7 steps. Don’t pay those outrageous prices in a store. This small batch recipe makes a half dozen. The chocolate can be made on the stovetop or in the microwave.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening (like Crisco, not butter)
  • 6 fresh strawberries

Instructions
 

Stovetop directions

  • Rinse the strawberries, and then dry strawberries with paper towels.
  • Cover a small baking sheet or plate with wax paper.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips together with the shortening until smooth, stirring often.
  • Dip the strawberries 2/3 into the melted chocolate mixture. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.
  • Set strawberries on the prepared baking sheet or plate in a single layer at least 1 inch apart.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

Microwave directions

  • Rinse the strawberries, and then pat them very dry with paper towels.
  • Cover a small sheet pan or plate with wax paper.
  • Place chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe glass bowl.
  • Microwave on high for about 1 minute or until melted, stir chocolate at 30-second intervals.
  • Dip the strawberries 2/3 into the melted chocolate chips. Shake gently to remove excess chocolate.
  • Place strawberries on the prepared baking sheet or plate at least 1 inch apart.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

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Notes

  • The best way to store chocolate-covered strawberries is to leave them out overnight in a cool place if you will eat them within 24 hours. Otherwise, you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a couple of days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 3mg
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.
Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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