These Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries are almost too pretty to eat! They are the perfect treat to make for Valentine's Day, a girl's baby shower or even a bridal shower! You can use any sprinkles or non-perils to easily match the theme of your party. Check out my other no-bake desserts.
Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic sweet treat that everyone loves! They are the most popular treat during Valentine's Day as they are a romantic gesture that is both beautiful and delicious. They are one of my favorite chocolate party desserts.
You can also serve these pink chocolate covered strawberries as a dessert or sweet snack during any party or celebration like a baby or bridal shower. They would make for a fun brunch treat or tasty party favor to-go.
If you love dark chocolate dipped fruit, try my Chocolate Covered Banana Walnut Bites!
The secret to making the best pink chocolate covered strawberries is to ensure your chocolate is super smooth and silky. If it is too thick or clumpy, your strawberries will look terribly unappealing.
I use candy melts because that's what they are made for. Melting! If you use chocolate chips or a bar of chocolate, you will need to add ingredients to thin out your chocolate like coconut oil or shortening. I will admit that chocolate chips taste better than melting chocolate but you have to choose your battles. 🙂
Just 2 Main Ingredients!
- Juicy, plump strawberries- Try to pick strawberries that are not too large or not too small. The same size will make them all look uniform.
- Pink candy melts- These candy melts are bright pink. These are light pink.
Other Optional Items
- Pink Sprinkles, White Sparkling Sugar- I recommend choosing two-three different decorations to make your strawberries look professional.
- EZ Thin- These help to thin your chocolate! I use it all the time. It makes dipping your strawberries fun and hassle-free!
- Silicone Mat- NOTHING sticks to this baby. It is perfect for super sticky foods especially chocolate.
Tips and Tricks
- Don't overheat your chocolate! I use a mini crock pot to melt my candy melts. This way I do not have to keep popping my bowl or mug into the microwave to melt them or risk overheating. If you do not have a mini crock pot, you can simply add your melting chocolate to a microwave safe mug or small bowl. Warm your chocolate in increments. You do not want to scorch your chocolate or it will stiffen up on you!
- Allow excess chocolate to drip off! When you dip your strawberry into your chocolate, shake it up and down slowly but firmly to get as much of the chocolate off as possible. This will prevent a pool of chocolate from forming underneath your strawberries.
- Find a handle! When dipping your strawberries, you can use the leaves as a handle or a stick inserted into the top.
- Allow your chocolate to set! Make sure you allow your chocolate to fully set and cool before moving them! This could take anywhere from 10-20 minutes.
- Make sure your strawberries are dry! You do not want water in your chocolate! Get a paper towel to dry your strawberries as much as possible before coating.
- Make sure your strawberries are room temperature! This will prevent your chocolate shell from cracking.
- Use a melting chocolate! This way you do not have to add shortening or coconut oil to your chocolate.
Other Topping Ideas
The best thing about chocolate covered strawberries is that they are so versatile. You can top your strawberries with whatever you feel like. Here are some delicious ideas:
- Crushed Cookies
- Chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, or pecans)
- Shredded coconut
- Crushed pretzels
- Crunched graham crackers
- Mini chocolate chips (white or dark)
- Course sparkling sugar
Check out my other quick desserts which take less than 15 minutes to whip up!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes but they will release moisture the longer they sit.
Although chocolate covered strawberries are best the day of, they will last 2-3 days in the fridge.
Store in a sealed container in a flat layer. Line your container with parchment paper if you wish to stack them.
If you do not have candy melts on hand, the next best option is to use chocolate chips! They taste better than candy melts but will need some shortening or coconut oil to thin out. If using white or dark chocolate, look for Ghirardelli's melting chocolate.
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Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Clean your strawberries and dry them completely.
- Melt your chocolate for 30 seconds in a small microwave safe bowl or mug. Take out and stir as much as possibly. Pop back in for another 20 seconds. Stir again. Repeat in 20 second intervals until fully melted. (This should take no more than 3-4 times).
- Hold onto the leaves and dip each strawberry as much as you wish into the chocolate. I like to dunk them ¾ of the way deep. Gently shake up and down to allow the excess chocolate to drip off. Wait about 10 seconds.
- Place strawberries onto a nonstick mat or parchment paper and do not touch. Sprinkle with whatever you desire while still wet. If you wish to drizzle with chocolate, wait for the first coating to cool completely before drizzling.
- After the chocolate fully hardens (about 15 minutes), place in a sealed container or in the fridge for up to two days.
- Use candy melts for super smooth chocolate that's easy to dip!
- Feel free to use different toppings or colored chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries are so versatile!
- Store chocolate in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- I do not recommend freezing your coated strawberries.