5 Easy Steps to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Melt the chocolate in the microwave, and you're halfway there.

How to make chocolate-covered strawberries: Recipe, guide, and steps (with illustrations)
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Who doesn't love to indulge in some delectable sweetness every once in a while? (And for some of us, a lot more often than that.) Chocolate-covered strawberries almost always fit this bill, and there's a little less guilt involved than, say, a slice of chocolate cheesecake. Yes, chocolate is a "sometimes" food—to be eaten in moderation. But strawberries are one of the healthiest foods around. If you want a sweet, fruity treat, making chocolate-dipped strawberries is an excellent way to consume some antioxidants while you're at it.

You can serve them as-is, skewer them for easier eating, or arrange them around a larger charcuterie board at your next gathering. Whatever you do with the final result, this chocolate-covered strawberries recipe won't disappoint.

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Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Follow the instructions in this video and in the next couple of slides to make a batch of chocolate-covered strawberries in less than an hour—you can even make them up to two days in advance. They're perfect for Valentine's Day, a dessert party, or any romantic occasion.

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Chop the Chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Illustration of chopping chocolate
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Coarsely chop 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate, then wash and dry 1 pound of strawberries (about 20).

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Melt the Chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries: A Step-by-Step Recipe
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Place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

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Dip the Strawberries

How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries: Recipe and Steps
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Holding by the stem end, dip the strawberry in the melted chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Repeat with the remaining berries until you have the amount you want. You can also try this with white or dark chocolate.

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Place the Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries on a Pan

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Illustration of a chocolate strawberry being slid
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Transfer the chocolate-dipped strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. As you set each berry down, slide it ½ inch to the side to prevent the formation of a chocolate "foot."

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Chill Them and Enjoy!

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Illustration of strawberries on a pan
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Refrigerate the chocolate-covered strawberries until the outside is firm, which will take at least 30 minutes. They will keep for up to three days, covered, in the refrigerator.

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