Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are the perfect dessert for all you last-minute Valentine's Day lovers out there. Every year on February 14th, my husband and I enjoy a quiet evening at home filled with romance, candles, and of course, these sweet strawberry treats. There's nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a plump, juicy strawberry and having it coated in creamy melted chocolate. The blend of textures and flavors is absolute heaven for your taste buds. Not to mention, these beautiful berries make for the perfect effortless yet impressive dessert that will wow your Valentine. In this post, I'll walk you through our simple process to make these delicious treats that are sure to stir up some sweet Valentine's Day memories.

You might be surprised to see that this recipe doesn't contain honey: the bees are still involved though! Strawberries rely on bees and other insects for pollination, so we wouldn't have these Valentine treats without them. You can always drizzle the dipped berries with a bit of Spring Honey for a little more sweetness. Or, even better: dunk them in our Cashew Cream Icing for a strawberry-cheesecake treat.

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Allow your melted chocolate to cool slightly before you start dipping your strawberries. This allows for a thicker coating of chocolate, so you don't have to re-dip the berries. If you like, use a variety of chocolates for a mix of flavors. Dark chocolate and milk would work equally as well as semi-sweet, as long as you use coconut oil in the process.

  1. Wash and dry the strawberries, and get them to room temperature.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  3. Put chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small glass bowl.
  4. Melt in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water, stirring occasionally.
  5. Dip half of each strawberry into the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the double boiler.
  6. Place the dipped fruit on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

    Adapting this delicious recipe

    Recipes are meant to serve as inspiration, so switch this up. Don’t feel like you have to make this Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe exactly the way we say. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Try it with different fruit! Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

    • Dip candied orange rinds or frozen bananas.
    • Can you imagine a teaspoon of dried lavender added to the chocolate mixture?
    • Sprinkle the cooling chocolate dipped strawberries with crushed pecans or cocoa powder.
    • Why not add some white chocolate drizzle?
    Chocolate dipped strawberries on wooden cutting board with stems showing

    If you decide to try this recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!


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    Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learning about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more. Read more about Kara