These holiday chocolate covered strawberries are a fun and simple dessert for any special occasion! Using white and dark chocolate candy melts, sprinkles, and other fun decorations, this tutorial shows you how to make your own Halloween chocolate covered strawberries, perfect for parties or a fun gift!
Wash and dry your strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry before you dip them as wet strawberries will not hold the chocolate as well.
Put toothpicks in the end of your strawberries and gently pull the stems back towards to the toothpicks, to keep them out of the chocolate.
Melt your chocolate melts according the instructions on the package.
After you’ve melted them, add a tiny bit of coconut oil or vegetable shortening. I find about ½-1 tsp per ½ cup of candy melts. But, it can vary depending on the brand and even color, so test out a few strawberries to get the right consistency (chocolate that covers the strawberries without being too drippy or too firm that it has bumps).
Holding the toothpick, dip the strawberries in the chocolate, and roll around to get the entire strawberry covered.
After you’ve dipped the strawberry, turn it upside down and gently sake and turn to evenly coat the strawberry with chocolate.
Once it’s covered, place onto a styrofoam board or onto a piece of parchment or wax paper to dry.
Full Sprinkle Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Immediately after you’ve dipped the strawberry in chocolate, pour sprinkles on top of the strawberry while holding it slightly above a piece of parchment paper. Turn the strawberry around as you pour to evenly cover in sprinkles.
This makes it easy to reuse the sprinkles by using the parchment to put them back in a bowl or container.
Place the sprinkle covered strawberry in the styrofoam or onto a clean piece of parchment paper to dry.
Lines and Sprinkled Covered Lined Strawberries
Let the base chocolate covered strawberries dry completely
Put the second color into a tipless pastry bag and cut off a tiny piece of the tip
The size cut off will determine how large the lines are on your strawberry.
Gently drip the chocolate back and forth over the strawberry
If adding sprinkles, our on sprinkles while the drip lines are still wet and let dry completely before removing the excess sprinkles.
Do one color at a time and let dry completely between each color.
When adding sprinkles, let dry completely before removing the sprinkles. You can use a paint brush, pastry brush, or your fingers to gently wipe the excess sprinkles away. Again make sure the chocolate is completely dry before you remove the sprinkles, and you can reuse the sprinkles by using the parchment to put them back into a bowl.
Repeat with different colors until you’ve got the covered strawberries of your dreams.
HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
These are so cute and I think the easiest of all the decorated strawberries!
Place melted white chocolate into a piping or ziplock bag. Cut off the tip and drip back and forth over a dried white chocolate covered strawberry until it’s completely covered, leaving a small space in the middle for the eyes.
Place small dots where the eyes are, and put on your candy eyes while the chocolate is still wet.
Blood Drip Strawberries
Use a completely dry white chocolate covered strawberry.
Place melted red chocolate candy melts into a piping bag. Cut off the tip and drip onto the top of the strawberry so it looks like dripping blood.
You can pick up the strawberry using the toothpick to help control the drips and placement of the drips
Jack-O-Lantern and Ghost Strawberries
Since this requires a bit of practice, I recommend practicing your faces onto a piece of parchment until you get a design and faces you like.
Place melted chocolate candy melts into a pastry bag and cut off a tiny piece of the tip
Draw your faces onto the dried white and orange chocolate covered strawberries.
Using a toothpick or scribe, gently move around the melted chocolate to get it into the exact design you want. This is a common royal icing technique and can help make sharp corners and tiny lines. It helps if the chocolate is really melted and warm. If it’s not warm or thin enough, it is difficult to move the chocolate around.
These are best the day you make them, but you can keep them in the fridge for one to two days. They can start to leak strawberry juice, but they still look and taste good.