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A plate of chocolate covered strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These chocolate covered strawberries are fresh, ripe berries dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in various toppings. An easy and elegant dessert or snack option!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 335kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries get the biggest berries you can find!
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips or candy melts can use dark, milk or white chocolate or a combination
  • 2 teaspoons shortening ONLY if you're using chocolate chips
  • assorted toppings such as miniature chocolate chips, sprinkles or nuts optional
  • additional chocolate for drizzling optional


  • Place the chocolate or candy melts in microwave safe bowls. 
  • If you're using chocolate chips, add the shortening to the bowl.
  • Microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is just melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Dip each berry in chocolate, turning to coat completely. 
  • If you're using toppings, roll your berries in the toppings while they're wet.
  • Set the berries on a sheet of parchment or waxed paper to dry.
  • If you'd like to add a chocolate drizzle to your berries, melt an additional 1/3 cup of chocolate or candy melts and place it in a plastic resealable bag. 
  • Snip the tip of the bag and drizzle the chocolate over the dry berries.
  • Let berries harden completely, then serve, or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 24 hours.


I recommend using Ghiradelli Melting Wafers for this recipe, you can find them in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.2mg