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Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

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Deck the halls and enjoy this sweet treat this holiday season. These Christmas chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite treat for parties and events. 

Strawberries coated in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles on a plate.

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A fresh strawberry dipped in melted chocolate and topped with sprinkles. Or if you are feeling extra festive make my Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer strawberries! These are the perfect snack for watching Christmas movies!

Want more festive treats? Check out my donut cake pops, delicious peppermint hot chocolate bombs, or even this Reindeer pop no bake treat.

Fun DIY Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bomb Recipe

Why You’ll Love These Holiday Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • These delightful treats are made with fresh strawberries, ensuring a burst of natural sweetness in every bite.
  • They are beautifully decorated for the holiday season, adding a festive touch to any meal or party.
  • With a simple method for making chocolate-covered strawberries, this recipe is uncomplicated and fun.
  • These decorated strawberries make easy Christmas gifts for loved ones, friends, or co-workers, offering a personal and delicious treat.
  • Our decorated dipped strawberries are not only scrumptious but also visually appealing, making them a hit at any gathering.
  • As one of my favorite no-bake holiday desserts, these chocolate strawberries offer indulgence without the fuss of baking.

Ingredients For This Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Strawberries, white chocolate, sprinkles, chocolate chips, Cookie Icing, Google eye sprinkles and coconut oil on a countertop.
  • Strawberries – Look for plump and fresh, juicy strawberries! I do find that medium to large berries are best as it is easier to decorate. 
  • Chocolate – So I used white chocolate and milk chocolate. We enjoy both flavors of chocolate. 
  • Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is great in helping thin up the melted chocolate but also helps it create a hardened shell once it dries. 
  • Decorations – Christmas sprinkles, cookie icing, and candy eyes are items I used. Depending on how you plan to decorate items vary.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

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Substitutions and Variations

  • You can use any flavor of chocolate you want. Dark chocolate, semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate chips, etc.
  • You can also use almond bark or candy-coating melts if you prefer. Just use whatever chocolate you prefer.
  • Change up the colors by using green candy melts or red and then add on festive sprinkles for a fun colored Christmas treat.
  • Change up the color sprinkles to fit whatever theme you want.
  • Use other types of fruit for dipping. Apples, pears, and even mandarin oranges are great. The freshest fruit offers the best quality.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Step One: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Then set it aside.

Step Two: Wash and prep your strawberries. Make sure they are dry or the chocolate will not stick.

Step Three: Melt your white chocolate and the coconut oil until fully melted. You can use a double boiler or you can use a microwave-safe bowl.

Step Four: Dip each berry in the chocolate and then allow the excess to drip off. Then place on the parchment paper. You will add chocolate sprinkles at the top to mimic reindeer antlers. Then add on the googly eyes. (Photos 1 & 2)

Collage of dipping strawberries in chocolate.

Step Five: When the chocolate is set you will add a dot of cookie icing to make a nose. Then, while the icing is wet, dip in red sprinkles. (Photos 3 & 4)

Step Six: For the berries you just want sprinkles on, just add sprinkles to the wet berries. Then, allow them to set up for about 30 minutes in the fridge, then serve. (Photos 5, 6 & 7)

Collage of chocolate-dipped strawberries on a tray.

Expert Tips 

  • Quality of Ingredients: For the best results, use high-quality ingredients. Fresh, ripe strawberries and premium chocolate will yield the best flavor.
  • Dry Strawberries: Ensure that the strawberries are completely dry after washing. Any water left can cause the chocolate to seize, making it grainy and hard to work with.
  • Melting Chocolate: When melting your chocolate, remember to stir it often to prevent it from burning. If using a microwave, heat in short intervals, stirring after each one.
  • Decorating: For a smooth finish, let excess chocolate drip off before placing the strawberries onto the parchment paper. Add your decorations while the chocolate is still wet so they adhere properly.
Strawberries coated with chocolate and sprinkles sitting on two white plates.

Storing Tips

These gourmet berries can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days. You will find that the berries will leak juice as they sit and the chocolate coating can break after so long. So make sure to eat within the first two days of being made.

In terms of freezing it can be done, but you will find the berries are going to be very soft and soggy, which will alter the whole texture. I recommend making them fresh for serving guests. And freeze some for just yourself as you won’t care what they look like after being frozen.

What to Serve With Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These festive chocolate-covered strawberries make a delightful companion to a variety of holiday dishes. Pair them with a glass of sparkling wine for an elegant dessert, or serve them alongside a cheese board for a sweet counterpoint to the savory flavors. 

They also make a great addition to dessert platters, complementing classics such as Christmas cookies, mince pies, and yule log cake. Lastly, for a decadent breakfast or brunch, try serving these strawberries with fluffy pancakes or French toast. 

Recipe FAQs

Why is my chocolate so thick after heating it up?

Sometimes, when you use heat proof bowls for melting chocolate, you will find if it gets too hot, it can become too thick. Adding a little shortening or coconut oil is going to thin it up and make it easier to work with. So, if your chocolate is too thick, just add coconut oil.

Can chocolate burn?

Yes, you can overcook chocolate, and it can burn. You need to heat in small cycles of 15-30 seconds in the microwave, stirring between each heat cycle. This ensures the chocolate heats evenly.

How can I prevent my strawberries from sweating? 

Strawberries tend to sweat when there’s a major temperature difference between the chocolate and the strawberries. Make sure your strawberries are at room temperature and completely dry before dipping them into the melted chocolate.

Why is my chocolate not sticking to strawberries?

If your chocolate isn’t sticking to the strawberries, there might be water or moisture on the strawberries. Make sure your strawberries are completely dry before dipping them into the chocolate. 

Can I use frozen strawberries for this recipe?

It’s not recommended to use frozen strawberries for this recipe. As frozen strawberries thaw, they will release water, which can cause the chocolate to seize up and not stick properly to the strawberries.

Can I make these strawberries in advance?

You can make these chocolate-covered strawberries a day in advance, but it’s best to serve them the same day for the freshest taste. If making ahead, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Two chocolate-dipped strawberries, one that looks like Rudolph and the other with sprinkles.

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Christmas themed chocolate strawberries sitting on a white plate.
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Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chocolate Covered strawberries are always welcome in our home. Try these Christmas chocolate covered strawberries that are decorated like reindeer and some that just have festive sprinkles. An easy no bake Christmas treat.

Equipment

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Wash and dry strawberries.
    1 lb strawberries
  • Melt white chocolate with 1 tsp coconut oil to keep chocolate from seizing.
    1 cup white chocolate,2 tsp coconut oil
  • Dip strawberry in white chocolate and then directly in sprinkles. Place on the parchment paper lined baking sheet to set.
    Christmas sprinkles
  • Melt chocolate chips with 1 tsp of coconut oil.
    1 cup chocolate chips
  • Dip strawberry in chocolate and set on the baking sheet.
  • White chocolate is setting place 6 chocolate sprinkles at the top of the strawberry arranged to look like antlers.
    Chocolate sprinkles
  • Before chocolate is totally set place two googly eye sprinkles under the antlers.
    Google eye sprinkles
  • Once chocolate is set, make a large dot of white cookie icing at the tip of the strawberry for a nose.
    Cookie Icing
  • Dip the icing dot in red sprinkles, giving the strawberry a rudolph nose.
    Red sprinkles
  • Store strawberries in the refrigerator and bring out 30 min before serving.

Notes

    • Quality of Ingredients: For the best results, use high-quality ingredients. Fresh, ripe strawberries and premium chocolate will yield the best flavor.
    • Dry Strawberries: Ensure that the strawberries are completely dry after washing. Any water left can cause the chocolate to seize, making it grainy and hard to work with.
    • Melting Chocolate: When melting your chocolate, remember to stir it often to prevent it from burning. If using a microwave, heat in short intervals, stirring after each one.
    • Decorating: For a smooth finish, let excess chocolate drip off before placing the strawberries onto the parchment paper. Add your decorations while the chocolate is still wet, so they adhere properly.
    • Nut Allergies: Use vegetable oil or olive oil instead of coconut oil.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 122kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 15g (5%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg (1%) Sodium: 8mg Potassium: 106mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 14g (16%) Vitamin A: 6IU Vitamin C: 18mg (22%) Calcium: 31mg (3%) Iron: 0.1mg (1%)

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