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Chocolate Covered Strawberries


50 minutes
Skill Level
1 cup of coating

Nothing is more classic than making chocolate covered strawberries to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, date night or any special occasion. With our simple chocolate covered strawberries recipe, you can use HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK mildly sweet, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. Gently melt down the decadent chocolate morsels, then dip your fresh strawberries into the chocolaty mixture. If you’re feeling crafty with your chocolate covered strawberries ideas, add sprinkles or a drizzle of melted peanut butter. The key in knowing how to make chocolate covered strawberries is to let each piece of fruit cool in the refrigerator before serving. You can’t go wrong with chocolate covered fresh fruit as a popular dessert whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or want a sweet treat for yourself. Keep this chocolate covered strawberries recipe saved no matter the occasion!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
tray tray
wax paper wax paper
microwave microwave
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
refrigerator refrigerator

Cover tray with wax paper.


Place chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1-1/2 minutes or just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; cool slightly.


Holding strawberry by top, dip 2/3 of each berry into chocolate mixture; shake gently to remove excess. Place on prepared tray.


Refrigerate until coating is firm, about 30 minutes. Store, covered, in refrigerator. For best results, use within 24 hours. Coats about 5 dozen small strawberries. (About 1 cup coating).


Be sure the strawberries are dry before dipping.

*Butter, margarine and spreads contain water which may prevent chocolate from melting properly; oil may prevent chocolate from forming a coating.

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