Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Melting the chocolate…

The trick to remember when melting chocolate is to go low and slow! Don’t rush the process, don’t walk away from the stove. Stir the melting chocolate often and keep the heat on low.

What is a double boiler?

A double boiler is used to melt chocolate and gives extra insurance so that the chocolate doesn’t scorch or burn. By giving some space from the heat source (burner) you are able to more gently melt the chocolate and not burn it. A double boiler consists of a pot with a few inches of water in it, and a second pot or bowl is put on top. The top pot should not be touching the water below. The top bowl holds the chocolate and melts from the steam warming the bottom of the pot/bowl.

Why coconut oil?

Coconut oil is mixed in with the chocolate when melting to help make dipping easier. The coconut oil thins the chocolate which allows you to get a thinner coating on your strawberry. If you leave the coconut oil out you can still dip, but the chocolate will be thicker and harder to work with.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 30 min Total Time 30 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Make these chocolate dipped strawberries all for yourself, or share them with someone you love! The combination of the juicy sweet strawberry with the velvety chocolate is divine!

You Need


Melt Chocolate

    • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate and the coconut oil, mix to combine.
    To set up your double boiler: You need two pots. The first pot will hold about 2 inches of water. The second pot/pan should sit on top of the first pot with the water in it. You do not want the water in the first pot to touch the pot on top. You just want the steam from the water to heat the bottom of the top pot. The pot on top is where the chocolate and coconut oil will go.
  1. Dip the Strawberries
    • Pour melted chocolate in a small dish with high enough sides so that the strawberry will have enough room to be fully submerged in the chocolate.
    • Dip in chocolate. Let excess drip off. 
    • Set on parchment lined baking sheet to harden.

To Decorate

    • Mix sugar, and almond milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until a thick paste is formed. You don't want this runny, it should be stiff enough to hold shape when piped out of the zip top bag.
    • Add food color, if desired.
    • Put zip top bag inside a large glass and wrap top down around glass, this will make for easy filling with the frosting.
    • Snip a small corner off the bag. Push frosting down toward snipped tip, and twist bag top to keep air out. Pipe away!


It is best to store these chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator, in an air tight container. They will last longer this way. 

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