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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are easy to make! Just melt chocolate chips in the microwave, dip the berries, and chill.Three chocolate dipped strawberries on a green plate

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

What is it about chocolate dipped strawberries that makes them so tempting?  Is it the red hue of the strawberry peeking out at the top?  Is it the sheen of the chocolate?

I like to play it safe and vote all of the above.

Or perhaps it’s that they look so delightfully fancy, yet are very simple to make.

All you have to do is melt chocolate, dip the strawberries, then chill them briefly so the chocolate can set.  What could be easier?

Choose Your Chocolate

For simplicity’s sake, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, just like you would use in chocolate chip cookies, to make these.  You can use almost any kind of ready-to-eat dark chocolate. 

Milk chocolate can work, but it doesn’t always get as firm as dark chocolate, so you’ll have to experiment and see what works if you like a lighter hue of chocolate.

Chocolate chips for melting in the microwave for chocolate covered strawberries

Choose Your Berries

Are you lucky enough to live near a farmers’ market?  If so, ripe local strawberries are ideal for this recipe. 

Otherwise, pick the best your grocery store has to offer.  Since it’s such a simple recipe, the flavor of the strawberries will truly shine.

Prepare Your Berries

The secret to making this easy recipe work perfectly is to make sure your strawberries are completely dry.  If water gets into the chocolate, it can seize up.  So make sure you really dry off the berries after washing them. 

If you’re using them straight from the fridge, they can quickly develop a layer of condensation.  To prevent this, I give each strawberry a quick wipe right before I dip them.

Chill Out

To make the coating fully firm, chill them for 30 minutes.  I secretly enjoy mine a little on the softer side.  Sometimes I chill them for just 10 or 15 minutes, enough to make the chocolate stick but also to be a little soft.

Closeup of a chocolate dipped strawberry on a green plate

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4.75 from 12 votes

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are easy to make! Just melt chocolate chips in the microwave, dip the berries, and chill.

Course Candy
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, fruit, strawberries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 strawberries
Calories 91 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 strawberries


  1. Rinse the strawberries and dry them very well. Prepare a tray or large plate by lining it with parchment paper or wax paper.

  2. Microwave the chocolate chips on 30% power for 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to stir. When mostly melted, stir until completely melted and smooth.

  3. Hold a strawberry by the green stem and dip it in the melted chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place the strawberry on the paper.

  4. Repeat with remaining strawberries. If the chocolate becomes stiff, you can return it to the microwave for a few seconds to reheat.

  5. Chill the dipped strawberries for 30 minutes to harden the chocolate coating.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating

katrina Kroeplin

Thursday 1st of October 2020

those look so good. i love making chocolate dipped straberries, they are always good ontop of cakes.

Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPRO

Friday 25th of September 2020

What a treat and that looks so easy. Thanks for the great recipe.


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

My kids love chocolate dipped strawberries! I am going to make this special treat for them soon!


Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Strawberries and chocolate are so good together! I should try this delicious treat for our weekend family party!


Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Chocolate dipped strawberries looks delicious not only perfect bite size dessert but also cute too.