Fruit dipped in chocolate…does it get any better? That was rhetorical, of course it doesn’t! When I was in Austin last week, the kitchen goddess, aka my wonderful mom, and I hit the kitchen to show you how to make delicious and beautiful chocolate covered strawberries. These are great as a gift, fun as a date idea or the perfect solo activity. Any excuse to eat these amazing treats is ay ok with me! Who’s with me?


  1. 16 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips
  2. Strawberries
  3. A baking sheet and wax paper
  4. 2 tablespoons of Canola oil
  5. Bowl to melt chocolate in
  6. Spoon for stirring
  7. Paper towel(s)

STEP 1Clean and twist – When it comes to dipping strawberries, washing is not your best bet. When you wash strawberries before dipping them, they absorb water and that is what causes them to do that “sweating” thing that they tend to do. So instead, grab a damp paper towel and wipe them down. Once you have wiped them down, twist the leaf tops together so they gather them. Make sure that you are gentle enough that you don’t accidentally pull them off {yes, I am speaking from experience…oops}. This ensures that the top won’t get in the chocolate, while also creating a good little handle to use when dipping!




STEP 2  Prepare the chocolate – Get a decent size microwavable safe mixing bowl and pour in 16 ounces of semi sweet chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil and mix together! Cover the bowl with saran wrap.



STEP 3  Melt the chocolate – Microwave the bowl for 1 minute. Once the 1 minute is up, take the bowl out of the microwave and stir it. Once you’ve done some good stirring, put the bowl back in the microwave and heat it for 30 more seconds. Repeat this process until the chocolate is nice and melted. This is a give and take process so be patient and make sure that you stir each time!


STEP 4 – Dipping time! – Ok, ready for the fun part? Grab the strawberry by the nicely gathered stem handle, and dip that bad boy into the chocolate. Tip – dip one side, then twirl and dip the other. Once both sides are covered hold the strawberry upside down, so the point is up in the air. Hold this for a second or two and then place it gently on the wax paper. This little trick keeps the chocolate from dripping down and helps your strawberries look extra pretty and profesh.



STEP 4 – Let them dry – Once they are all laid out on the wax paper, let them dry for about 30 minutes. If this 30 minutes feels long, you’re not alone!

STEP 5 As soon as they are dry {or until you can’t wait anymore} you’re done. Enjoy!


Do you love chocolate covered strawberries as much as I do? Tell me that I’m not alone here!