Chocolate dipped strawberries is one of the easiest no bake 2-ingredient desserts that can be made from scratch in under 30 minutes. It can be made with white chocolate or dark melting chocolate and decorated with sprinkles and icing.
I have used the instant pot as a double boiler to make these chocolate dipped strawberries at home.
Ingredients to make chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries is a gluten-free 2 ingredient dessert. However, to decorate it, other ingredients like sprinkles and colorful icing can be used. To make these easy chocolate dipped strawberries you will need
- Fresh strawberries (organic)
- Melting chocolate chips (white or dark)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Icing (optional)
Can you make chocolate covered strawberries with frozen strawberries?
No. Frozen strawberries should not be used to make chocolate dipped strawberries. They are very soft and have a lot of moisture and will not hold the chocolate on it. They will end up being mushy and soggy.
How do you make chocolate dipped strawberries from scratch?
Although it may sound daunting to make chocolate dipped strawberries at home from scratch, but it is indeed quite easy. First rinse the strawberries with cold water and then pat them dry using a kitchen towel.
Then melt the chocolate in a microwave, a double boiler or you can use an instant pot as a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted dip the strawberries, decorate as per your liking and then allow them to dry on a wax paper.
How to use your instant pot as a double boiler?
Melting chocolate chips in instant pot is very easy and convenient as it can be used as a double boiler. Pour about 2 cups of water in the instant pot liner and turn the saute mode on normal setting for 10 minutes.
Place a glass bowl or a stainless steel bowl on top of the liner. You want to ensure the bowl sits on the liner and does not go inside it, else it can get stuck and will be difficult to remove.
Put the melting chocolate wafers or pieces of melting chocolate bar. In a few minutes the chocolate will start melting. Mix it with a spatula and continue mixing intermittently until the chocolate is completely melted and becomes smooth in texture.
In the mean time, also keep an eye on the water, if it starts boiling, turn the instant pot off by pressing cancel button. Once the chocolate has melted, you can turn off the saute button and turn it on as needed to keep the chocolate melted.
How to cover strawberries with chocolate?
Hold the strawberry from the top (green leaves) and dip it in the melting chocolate from the other end. Turn the strawberry to allow the chocolate to coat as much as possible. Place it on a tray lined with a wax paper and allow it to cool down.
How to decorate chocolate covered strawberries?
You can get creative and decorate the strawberries as per your liking with sprinkles while the chocolate coating is still wet. Once the coating dries, strawberries can be decorated with colorful icing.
I also like to coat half the strawberries with white chocolate and the other half with dark. For this, the dark chocolate covering must completely dry, then dip the chocolate in melted white chocolate halfway and allow it to dry once again.
How long do chocolate strawberries take to dry?
Depending on the melting chocolate, the strawberries will take about 10-15 minutes to dry. Some types of chocolates may require refrigeration to dry, so it is best to follow the melting chocolate's instructions.
How to store chocolate covered strawberries at home?
Chocolate strawberries can be stored at home and stay fresh at room temperature for a day. However, if you want to store it longer, you can refrigerate them for 2-3 days. But they are just too tempting to last that long!
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also like these chocolate recipes
- Chocolate covered orange peels
- Chocolate cake pops
- Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate ice cream
- Chocolate cake
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How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Prep the strawberries
- Rinse the strawberries in cold water.
- Pat dry them gently with a kitchen towel.
Instant Pot as double boiler
- Put 2 cups of water in the instant pot liner
- Turn on saute mode on normal setting for 10 minutes
- Place a stainless steel or a glass bowl over the instant pot
- Put melting chocolate wafers in the bowl
- Mix the chocolate wafers with a spatula until it is melted and smooth
- Turn the saute mode to low (if water starts boiling, turn off instant pot by pressing cancel)
Making chocolate coated strawberries
- Line a tray with wax paper
- Hold the strawberry from the top green part and dip into the melted chocolate
- Turn it sideways so that chocolate gets coated evenly on all sides.
- Place the chocolate dipped strawberry on the tray lined with wax paper.
- Optionally decorate it with sprinkles.
- Repeat above steps for all strawberries one by one.
- Once dried, decorate the chocolate strawberries with icing.