White chocolate-covered strawberries make the perfect dessert or sweet treat! Fresh strawberries are dipped into molten white chocolate; every bite gives you a taste of delicious ripe berries and sweet chocolatey goodness.
It's so easy to make pink and white chocolate-covered strawberries DIY style, there is no need to buy them in stores. All you need is 2 simple ingredients (strawberries and white chocolate) and you'll be enjoying them in no time.
- 💡Does white chocolate taste good with strawberries?
- 💡 Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?
- 💡What is the best white chocolate to dip in strawberries?
- 💡How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?
- 🌟 Why this is the best recipe
- 📝 Ingredient notes
- 👩🍳 How to make this recipe
- ✨ Flavor variations and substitutions
- 🎓 Expert tips
- ❓Recipe FAQs
- 🧁 More strawberry dessert recipes
- White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
💡Does white chocolate taste good with strawberries?
Strawberry with white chocolate tastes delicious together! I actually prefer white chocolate-dipped strawberries to any other kind of chocolate as the flavor of white chocolate is milder so it lets the taste of the strawberries shine. Dark chocolate has a prominent flavor that can be overpowering, and therefore in my opinion, white chocolate-covered strawberries are the best.
💡 Should strawberries be cold before dipping in chocolate?
It is not necessary to chill the strawberries before dipping them in white chocolate, they can be at room temperature. But white chocolate-covered strawberries are best when made with fresh, firm strawberries and if you are concerned about the strawberries spoiling, keeping them in the fridge will help.
💡What is the best white chocolate to dip in strawberries?
When making white chocolate dipped strawberries it is important to use good-quality white chocolate. White chocolate contains no cocoa solids so is not technically chocolate, although legally it can be labeled as such.
White chocolate is actually made from cocoa butter, sugar, milk products, and a fatty substance called lecithin and is often flavored further with vanilla too. Due to its different chemical profile, it behaves in a different way to dark or milk chocolate and this can make it harder to work with!
Using cheaper, lower-quality white chocolate will affect the outcome of this recipe so try to avoid it. Reputable quality brands like Callebaut, Lindt, and Valrhona are the best white chocolate to dip strawberries in.
Although candy melt is popular - as it is easy to work with and no need to temper it - it is really far from being real chocolate therefore I do not recommend using it. To learn more about white chocolate, read my white chocolate baking guide.
💡How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?
To get perfect strawberries covered in white chocolate you need to melt the white chocolate and then dip the strawberries into it. The melted white chocolate will cool and set when it comes into contact with the strawberries and forms a layer on the surface which will set further as you chill them in the fridge.
🌟 Why this is the best recipe
- It's fast: Ready in minutes, white chocolate-dipped strawberries are a really fast way to create an eye-catching and tasty dessert.
- It's delicious: The taste of white chocolate with gloriously sweet strawberries is so amazing, you won't be able to stop eating them!
- It's pretty: Perfectly ripe, glossy red strawberries are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach and they look even prettier dipped into white chocolate. They make the perfect sweet canape to serve at parties or special events like Valentine's day.
- It's healthier: If you are looking for an alternative to candy that is more balanced, pairing fresh fruit and chocolate is a great way to get the best of both worlds. Strawberries are full of nutrients and vitamins and are very low in calories too, and the fine layer of melted chocolate gives you just the treat you deserve.
📝 Ingredient notes
- Fresh strawberries: Use ripe, fresh, and firm strawberries preferably with the stalks still attached as it makes them much easier to dip!
- White chocolate: The quality of chocolate can vary, and to get the best results, use the best quality white chocolate you can find. I recommend Callebaut white chocolate chips or a Lindt white chocolate bar.
- Sprinkles: You can enjoy your homemade white chocolate-covered strawberries with sprinkles or as they are, - it's up to you.
- Pink food coloring: This is also optional, but if you fancy pink and white chocolate-covered strawberries, choose a high-quality gel color like Americolor gel.
You could also use Pink Ruby Chocolate to coat these strawberries. Check out my article on what is Ruby chocolate.
🛒 You’ll find detailed measurements for all ingredients in the printable version of the Recipe Card at the bottom of this post
👩🍳 How to make this recipe
1. How to melt white chocolate
- If using a double boiler: Cut chocolate into small chunks or use good quality chocolate chips eg. Callebeut. Then, melt chocolate in a double boiler, or in a bowl over a saucepan of just simmering, but not boiling water. You do not really need a super hot temperature to melt chocolate, it will easily melt even at a lower setting. Do not let the bowl touch the water, and make sure that no water gets into the chocolate.
- If using a microwave: Yu can also melt white chocolate in the microwave on the low setting in a microwave-safe bowl. Again, cut the chocolate into small chunks or use chocolate chips. In the microwave chocolate melting method, ideally use a plastic bowl as the chocolate can easily burn in a glass bowl. Stir every 20-30 seconds until fully melted.
For more details, read my how to melt chocolate chips article.
💡 Top Tip: Make sure that you do not overheat the white chocolate or it can become grainy. Heat the white chocolate only until it is fully melted and then remove it from the heat.
2. How to make white chocolate-dipped strawberries
- Rinse and dry the strawberries completely using paper towels to gently blot away the excess water.
- Dip the strawberries. Hold the strawberry by the stalk and green leaves, and then dip the strawberries into melted white chocolate either fully or just ¾ of the way.
- Allow any excess white chocolate to drip off and gently shake the strawberries before placing them on a prepared baking sheet lined with a non-stick liner or parchment paper.
- Chill the white chocolate strawberries in the fridge to set for 30 minutes. Serve chilled.
💡 Top Tip: Melt the chocolate in batches if you are making a lot of white chocolate-dipped strawberries. This will avoid the white chocolate from becoming too cool and gloopy.
✨ Flavor variations and substitutions
There are so many ways you can adapt this white chocolate-covered strawberries recipe to suit you. They are delicious on their own or I have some ideas of ways you can make them even better!
- After dipping strawberries in white chocolate, dip them in some crumbled cookies like Oreos or this strawberry shortcake crumble to give them some crunch.
- Use an edible gold leaf or gold luster spray to create white chocolate-covered strawberries with gold sheen.
- Try dipping the strawberries in half dark semisweet chocolate and half white chocolate to get some color and taste variation.
- To make pink chocolate-covered strawberries, mix a small amount of pink gel food coloring into the melted white chocolate before dipping the strawberries, or drizzle it over the top afterward.
- Try decorating the white chocolate-dipped strawberries with a chocolate drizzle after they have set. To make a chocolate drizzle decoration, move melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off to make a small hole. Then, drizzle over the strawberries in a pattern. Chill in the fridge again to set.
- For a keto version, try this keto chocolate covered strawberries from Zuzana. Why not also try these Champagne Jello Shots for an extra fancy date night?
🎓 Expert tips
- If you have removed the stalk from your strawberries, spear the top with a fork or a cocktail stick to dip strawberries into melted chocolate. If you use your fingers it can get messy very fast!
- The best white chocolate for dipping is real chocolate like Callebaut or Lindt and not candy melts
- Don't burn the white chocolate, be sure to melt it slowly and evenly using one of the methods I recommend.
- You do not need to temper the chocolate, as these white chocolate-dipped strawberries are meant to be served chilled. If you want to temper the white chocolate, I go through the process in this chocolate bonbon recipe.
Store white chocolate-dipped strawberries in the fridge in an air-tight container. Consume within 2-3 days.
Yes! There is no gluten in this recipe so anyone with an intolerance can enjoy it.
Strawberries are very healthy, they are high in antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients including vitamin C and vitamin B9. Dipping strawberries in chocolate is a fun way to enjoy them in moderation.
Melt white chocolate in a double boiler, in a bowl over a saucepan or water, or in the microwave on the low setting.
You can store white chocolate strawberries in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Yes, you can, and it's s great way to make them last longer. Freeze white chocolate strawberries in a single layer in an air-tight container lined with parchment paper (similar to how you store muffins). Once they have frozen, you can transfer them to a ziplock bag if you prefer.
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White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 20 pieces Strawberries
- 140 grams (1 cups) White chocolate good quality chocolate chips eg. Callebaut or white chocolate bar eg. Lindt
- Sprinkles optional
- Americolor gel Pink food coloring optional
US customary cup measurement is an indicative figure only. Measure the ingredients with a digital scale by weight (gram). Baking is art but also science which requires precision and accuracy.
Make the white chocolate dipped strawberries
- Rinse and completely dry the strawberries with the help of paper towels.
- Melt white chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave at low heat stirring every 30 seconds or so. Make sure that you do not overheat the chocolate as it can become grainy, only heat it until it is fully melted.
- Hold the strawberry by the green leaves, then dip them either fully or ¾ into the melted white chocolate. Let any excess white chocolate drip off by gently shaking the strawberries, then place them on a prepared baking sheet next to each other.
- Let the chocolate set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or 15 minutes in the freezer.
- To make a chocolate drizzle decoration, move melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut the tip off to make a small hole. Then, drizzle the strawberries.
- To make pink chocolate covered strawberries, mix a small amount of pink food coloring into the melted white chocolate and either drizzle or dip the strawberries with the pink chocolate.
- To make sprinkled strawberries, dip strawberries into the melted chocolate then apply sprinkles on top
- If you have removed the stalk from your strawberries, spear the top with a fork or a cocktail stick to dip strawberries into melted chocolate.
- Don't burn the white chocolate, be sure to melt it slowly and evenly either using the double boiler method or the microwave.
- You do not need to temper the chocolate, as these white chocolate-dipped strawberries are meant to be served chilled.
- Try using some creative decorations eg. sprinkles, strawberry crumbs, or gold dust