White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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White chocolate-covered strawberries are a simple DIY dessert that is sure to impress. Add it to your next dessert charcuterie board, or for your next date night in. Decorate with more chocolate and gold leaf for additional sparkle!

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Usually, I’m not a chocolate and fruit person. Typically I like fruits in their natural form, and chocolate in my favorite desserts like cupcakes and cookies.

The only exception to this rule is chocolate covered strawberries.

I’m not sure if it is because I’ve been brainwashed to think that these (often expensive) chocolate dipped fruits are essential to romantic dates. I mean that’s what TV has taught me.

But only recently did I realize how simple these are to actually make at home, and of course a lot less expensive! And they don’t even take that long!

Tools and Ingredients

For this, you’ll need a few items:

  • Strawberries – I recommend the freshest of strawberries you can get for this project. Once strawberries start to get soft spots they will release water and won’t taste as good.
  • White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate – I used Lindt White Chocolate Bar. Use chocolate that you think taste good to you as that will produce the best tasting chocolate covered strawberries. You can also use chocolate chips, but they are meant to hold their shape so they can be more difficult to melt.
  • Edible Gold Leaf – adds a sophistication to this project, if you’re making it for a special occasion
  • Food Safe Paint Brushes – these are helpful to apply the gold leaf onto the strawberries, as you can see me do in the video below.

Recipe / method

Prepare Strawberries

Prepare strawberries: thoroughly wash strawberries in a large bowl. You can add a little bit of vinegar to this if desired.

Dry the strawberries completely by draining them in a colander.

Then lay them flat on a paper towel. If strawberries are not fully dry, the chocolate might seize.

Prepare a plate or baking sheet with wax paper to lay dipped strawberries.

Melt White Chocolate

Chop the White Chocolate bar into smaller pieces.

Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir the chocolate. Return to the microwave for 15-second increments, and stir completely between each increment. The number of times required will depend on the microwave.

Transfer melted chocolate to a small bowl to help with dipping. I used a small espresso cup.

Dip Strawberries and Chill

Wipe a strawberry to ensure it is fully dry, then dip a strawberry into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and transfer to the wax paper-lined plate or baking sheet.

Repeat with remaining strawberries.

Transfer plate or baking sheet to the fridge for 20-30 minutes, until white chocolate is solid.

Decorate white chocolate covered Strawberries

When ready to decorate strawberries, melt 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate and transfer to piping bag, ziplock bag, or squirt bottle.

Remove strawberries from the fridge, then drizzle with melted milk or dark chocolate. Chill for another 10-15 minutes until solid.

Decorate with edible gold leaf if desired.

Chocolate dipped strawberries are best served fresh or within 24 hours.

How to store Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

These strawberries are best enjoyed on the day they are made! I often make them during the afternoon on the weekends, and we’ll enjoy them as dessert that night.

They can be stored at room temperature for about 24 hours as long as it is relatively cool.

Once you pop them back in the fridge they may start to sweat and the condensation will affect the chocolate. But a few hours won’t hurt.

More easy DIY dessert ideas:

If you make your white chocolate covered strawberries using this tutorial, I’d love to see them!

Tag me in your creations and follow me on Instagram @sprinklesandscribbles for more dessert inspiration!

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

White chocolate-covered strawberries are a simple DIY dessert that is sure to impress. Add it to your next dessert charcuterie board, or for your next date night in. Decorate with more chocolate and gold leaf for additional sparkle!
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: white chocolate covered strawberries

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen strawberries
  • 100 grams white chocolate 1 bar of chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate optional
  • 1 sheet of edible gold leaf optional

Instructions

  • Prepare strawberries: thoroughly wash strawberries in a large bowl. You can add a little bit of vinegar to this if desired.
  • Dry the strawberries completely by draining them in a colander. Then lay them flat on a paper towel. If strawberries are not fully dry, the chocolate might seize.
  • Prepare a plate or baking sheet with wax paper to lay dipped strawberries.
  • melt your white chocolate. Chop chocolate into smaller pieces. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir the chocolate. Return to the microwave for 15-second increments, and stir completely between each increment. The number of times required will depend on the microwave.
  • Transfer melted chocolate to a small bowl to help with dipping. I used an espresso cup.
  • Wipe a strawberry to ensure it is fully dry, then dip a strawberry into the chocolate. Let the excess chocolate drip off and transfer to the wax paper-lined plate or baking sheet. Repeat with remaining strawberries.
  • Transfer plate or baking sheet to the fridge for 20-30 minutes, until white chocolate is solid.
  • When ready to decorate strawberries, melt 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate and transfer to piping bag, ziploc bag, or squirt bottle.
  • Remove strawberries from the fridge, then drizzle with melted milk or dark chocolate. Chill for another 10-15 minutes until solid.
  • Decorate with edible gold leaf if desired.
  • Chocolate dipped strawberries are best served fresh or within 24 hours.

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