What’s sweeter than Valentine chocolate covered strawberries? The gift of homemade goodies is the best way to shower your sweetheart.
Why this recipe works
Chocolate covered strawberries are easy to make and are always a hit. They’ve long been the staple of Valentine’s Day treats!
There are so many ways you can decorate strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Opt for a milk chocolate base if you’d like, then drizzle on pink or red chocolate on top, add some heart-shaped sprinkles, or do what we did by using a red or white base adorned with coarse sugar!
How to Make Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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We like to use a double boiler for melting our chocolate, it helps prevent clumping and possible overcooking.
More Valentine Recipes
- Valentine Heart Cupcakes
- Valentine Play Dough Cookie Pops
- Chocolate Covered Fruit Truffles
- Red Velvet Fudge
- Pink Mudslide
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Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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- 2 lbs strawberries 18-20 evenly sized strawberries
- 12 oz white chocolate
- 12 oz red candy melts or pink
- Coarse sugar
- Decorative sprinkles
- First, line a sheet pan with waxed or parchment paper and place it in the freezer to chill. Insert a skewer into the stem end of each strawberry.
- Place the chocolate and candy melts into separate glass or heat proof bowls.
- Put about 2 inches of water into two saucepans and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn of the heat and set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir chocolate until smooth.
- Remove the sheet pan from the freezer.
- Using the skewer as a handle, dip the fruit into the chocolate. Lift and turn, allowing excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place dipped berries on the chilled lined sheet pan.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries.
- Dip a fork into melted chocolate/candy melts and drizzle over the dipped strawberries.
- Dip half of the chocolate covered strawberry into other colored candy melts.
- Roll dipped strawberries into colorful sprinkles or decorator sugar.
- Sprinkle freshly dipped strawberries with sprinkles or nonpareils.
- Place in the refrigerator to set for 15 minutes. Remove from the refrigerator after that so that the chocolate doesn’t sweat.
Expert Tips & FAQs
- In order to prevent clumping and possible overcooking, I melt my chocolate in a homemade double boiler. That is to say, in a glass bowl that has been placed over a saucepan of simmered water. Microwaves will do the job, but the chocolate will continue to cook after you take it out. Therefore, if you melt it in the microwave until it is completely melted, you run the risk of scorching it.
- If you are microwaving your chocolate, start with one minute on high, then stir. Then continue cooking in 20-second intervals on MEDIUM POWER until almost melted. Remove and stir, stir, stir until all the pieces have melted. The chilled sheet pan will help the chocolate begin to Harden and set as soon as you place the strawberry onto it.