5 from 3 votes
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are surprisingly easy to make at home, only take 20 minutes, and cost a fraction of what you'd pay at the store! Featuring juicy red strawberries dipped in a smooth chocolate coating. Take them to the next level with delicious bits of candy, nuts, and festive sprinkles!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
For the Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 (10-ounce) package of melting wafers (preferably Ghirardelli brand) or 6-ounces semi-sweet, milk, or white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 scant tablespoon of shortening
Optional Toppings
  • white chocolate for drizzling
  • Crushed toffee bits
  • Sliced almonds roughly chopped
  • Miniature chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  1. Rinse and thoroughly dry strawberries. Set aside until ready to use. Have ready a work surface lined with large sheets of wax paper. 

  2. If you are using candy wafers, melt according to package directions. If you are using real chocolate, add the chopped chocolate and the shortening to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each increment. The chocolate will likely be melted after 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. 

  3. Lift the leaves, and gently gripping the strawberry just underneath them, swirl it around in the chocolate until two-thirds of the berry has been coated, lift and allow excess chocolate to fall. 

  4. Place onto the wax paper and add desired toppings. Repeat with remaining strawberries. Allow the coating to set and harden, about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You can easily sub in white or dark chocolate melting wafers for the chopped chocolate in this recipe. All quantites will stay the same.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 67mg81%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.