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Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Impress friends & loved ones with these super Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Just 2 ingredients + desired decorations. Great for holidays like Valentine's Day, Easter & Mother's Day. Perfect gifts for co-workers & neighbors, & the perfect dessert for celebrations like bridal & baby showers!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, strawberry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 16


  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
  • 12 ounces chocolate candy melts - any desired color or flavor
  • Toothpicks
  • 1-2 tbsp Nonpareils / sprinkles *OPT
  • 2-3 ounces contrasting chocolate candy melts *OPT for decoration


  • Pick through the strawberries and separate out the ones with the best quality. You want to set aside the ones with bruising, blemishes, odd shapes, and wilted leaves.
  • Place the desired berries in a colander and rinse well under cold water. Drain well.
  • Dry the strawberries with paper towels, each individually to make sure no water remains.
  • Place the dried strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  • Insert a toothpick into the top of each strawberry. This will give you more to hold onto when dipping.
  • Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe container. I like to use a cup rather than a bowl, so the chocolate is less shallow for dipping.
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes on 50% POWER, stirring every 60 seconds until melted. Lowering the power level is very important so the chocolate doesn't heat too quickly, causing it to seize instead of melt.
  • Working one berry at a time, dip into the chocolate, coating almost to the stem. Let the excess drizzle off a bit and then place it back onto the parchment.
  • If you are adding sprinkles or other decorations, you will want to do that NOW, before the chocolate hardens.
  • Repeat until all of the strawberries are coated.

If you want to add contrasting chocolate drizzle-

  • Melt the contrasting chocolate color the same way you did the original chocolate.
  • Once melted, transfer to a cake decorating squeeze bottle with a small tip and drizzle over the desired berries.
  • Berries can be served immediately after the chocolate hardens or refrigerated until ready to serve.


Note - if using Nonpareils to decorate, there is a chance that they will sweat when refrigerated and the colors will bleed.