The Easiest Way to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Created February 20, 2017
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-covered strawberries are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day—or any weeknight, really—and they’re way easier to make than you might think. MORE+ LESS-

Don’t be intimidated by their appearance—chocolate-covered strawberries look fancy, but they’re truly one of the easiest desserts you can make, requiring just 15 minutes of prep and three ingredients. You can dress them up for Valentine’s Day with some tasty toppings like chocolate sprinkles or a white chocolate drizzle, but they’re just as pretty if you leave them plain. Here’s how to make them. 

What You Need 

  • Large cookie sheet 
  • Cooking parchment paper 
  • Small microwavable bowl 
  • Paper towel 


  • 1 container (16 oz) fresh strawberries with leaves 
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips 
  • ½ teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil 

First, line a large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper and set aside. Gently rinse strawberries; dry on paper towels (berries must be completely dry).

Whole strawberries

In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.

Melted chocolate

Dip lower three-fourths of each strawberry into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off into bowl. Place on cookie sheet.

Chocolate-covered strawberries

Refrigerate the chocolate-covered strawberries for about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store covered in refrigerator.


  • White vanilla baking chips can be substituted for the dark chocolate chips. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth and melted.
  • For a more elegant strawberry, drizzle chocolate-dipped strawberries with melted white vanilla baking chips. Refrigerate as directed.

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