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Easy Valentine’s Strawberries to Make this Year

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Wondering how to make Valentine strawberries this year? We’ll show you how easy it is to make these delicious, chocolaty treats!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to surprise your favorite people (or yourself!) than with a batch of delicious and beautifully decorated strawberries? Forget the cliché box of chocolates; these Sweetheart Strawberries are a delightful and easy-to-make treat that will surely sweeten your celebration. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned pro, this recipe is a perfect way to express your love through a tasty (and beautiful!) gesture.

I have a love of holiday-themed treats, whether it’s marshmallow Santas at Christmas or Cadbury Eggs at Easter. Valentine’s Day is no different, I want all the conversation hearts and pink and red snack cakes. And obviously, chocolate strawberries fit the bill! Plus, it’s a dessert my food-allergy kid can safely eat, too!

chocolate covered strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are the ultimate in Valentine’s Day desserts but complicated recipes (double boiler, anyone?) are no fun for a day that should be all about love, as in, I love how easy this chocolate covered strawberries recipe is to make!

They’re delicious, don’t require complicated or hard-to-find ingredients, and you can get creative in how you make them. (Both with design and ingredients!) In fact, having a “design your own strawberry” station would be a super fun addition to a Galentine’s Day party with friends, or a school Valentine’s Day party for kids. You could even have a spot to do this in the breakroom at work! (Just make sure your chocolate stays warm for dipping!) Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

How to Make Valentine Strawberries

Fresh, sweet and perfectly ripened strawberries in a delicious real chocolate coating? Quite possibly the perfect combination. And we have the easy recipe you’ll love! (Hint, these will be perfect to serve along with heart shaped potstickers!)

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valentine's strawberries

Recipe: Sweetheart Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries (1 lb)
  • White chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • Milk chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • Pink and red food coloring
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Coconut flakes (optional)

Tools Needed:

  • Microwave-safe bowl (or bowls)
  • Wax paper or parchment paper
  • Toothpicks or Bamboo skewers

How to Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Start by washing and drying the strawberries thoroughly with a paper towel. It’s essential to have them completely dry to ensure the chocolate adheres well. strawberries in a bowl
  2. Time to melt chocolate! In separate small microwave-safe bowls, melt the white and milk chocolate chips. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring each time until smooth. melted chocolate in a bowl with a spoon
  3. If you want to add a pop of color, divide the melted white chocolate into smaller bowls and tint each with a few drops of pink or red food coloring.
  4. Hold each strawberry by the stem and dip strawberries into the melted chocolate*, ensuring an even coating. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
  5. Place the dipped strawberries on wax paper or a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. chocolate-dipped strawberries on a tray
  6. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on your favorite toppings – whether it’s colorful sprinkles, chopped nuts, or coconut flakes. chocolate-dipped strawberry with nuts
  7. For an extra touch, use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to create swirls or patterns with the different colored chocolates. Another option would be to fill a small pastry bag or storage bag with the melted chocolate. Snip a corner with scissors and squeeze.chocolate-dipped strawberry
  8. Once decorated, refrigerate the strawberries for at least 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. You can serve chilled or at room temperature.

* Have some leftover chocolate? Grab some pretzels and dip them into your remaining melted chocolate. These sweet and salty snacks are perfect to serve along side your strawberries!

Variations:

  1. Classic Elegance:Stick to the timeless combination of white chocolate and milk chocolate for a classic and elegant look.
  2. Romantic Red Velvet:Mix a bit of red food coloring into the white chocolate for a red velvet-inspired coating. Top with white chocolate drizzle.
  3. Decadent Dark Chocolate:For dark chocolate lovers, substitute dark chocolate chips for the milk chocolate and create a rich, indulgent flavor.

Other variations you could try? The type of chocolate (or non-chocolate) you use! Using semi-sweet chocolate chips, almond bark, white chocolate melts or even bright pink chocolate melts sold in stores. My personal opinion? Good quality chocolate is a must, and the Guittard brand is my favorite! Really, the best chocolate chips I’ve tried!

Storage

These chocolate-covered strawberries are best enjoyed fresh, but if you need to store them, you can follow a few guidelines to maintain their quality:

Short-Term Storage:If you’ve made the strawberries in advance and plan to enjoy them within 24-48 hours, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you have more than a single layer, make sure to place a layer of parchment paper between the strawberries to prevent them from sticking together. Keep in mind that the longer they sit, the more the texture of the strawberries may change, and the toppings may lose their crunch. For best results, eat them up  ASAP! 

Long-Term Storage:For longer storage, you can freeze the chocolate-covered strawberries. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze until the chocolate is firm. Once they’re solid, transfer them to an airtight container or a zip-top freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw the strawberries in the refrigerator for a few hours.

It’s important to note that freezing may alter the texture of the strawberries slightly, so they might not be as crisp as when they’re freshly made. Additionally, the toppings may lose some of their vibrancy after freezing.

Regardless of the storage method, always consider the freshness of the strawberries and try to consume them as soon as possible for the best taste and texture.

chocolate covered strawberries

In the end, it’s not just about the delicious treat but the thought and effort you put into creating something special for your loved one. Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, bridal showers, or any special occasions you celebrate, these favorite treats will be a hit!

These Sweetheart Strawberries are not only easy to make but also allow for creativity and personalization. So, roll up your sleeves, turn on some romantic tunes, and let the chocolate-dipping begin! This Valentine’s Day, make it memorable with a sweet gesture that comes straight from the heart – and the kitchen. 

Easy Valentine's Strawberries

Easy and delicious chocolate covered strawberries perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries (1 lb)
  • White chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • Milk chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  • Pink and red food coloring
  • Assorted sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Coconut flakes (optional)

Instructions

    1. Start by washing and drying the strawberries thoroughly with a paper towel.

    2. Melt the chocolate chips by microwaving in 20-second increments until smooth.

    3. Holding strawberries by their stems, dip each into the chocolate, allowing excess to drip off.

    4. Place the dipped strawberries on wax paper.

    5. Sprinkle strawberries with your favorite toppings while the chocolate is still wet.

    7. Refrigerate strawberries at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate is hard.

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