Looking to make your own white chocolate strawberries at home? Store bought white chocolate dipped strawberries can be crazy expensive! Making your own white chocolate covered strawberries is simple to do, and you just need 3 ingredients!
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The cost of store-bought chocolate covered strawberries can be shocking, especially during Valentine’s Day. With just a few ingredients you can make your own white chocolate strawberries at home.
Making your own chocolate covered strawberries is a simple process, but there are a few tricks to consider. White chocolate can be tricky to work with, but I’ll give you some tips to make it simple and fool-proof.
What do I need to make white chocolate covered strawberries?
- Fresh strawberries – you can use any size of strawberry you wish. Look for strawberries that are primarily bright red in color. Pass on berries that already have soft spots, as they will not keep long after being dipped. Berries that are also underripe (white near the stem) will be rather bitter to taste.
- White Chocolate – there are many options to choose from for white chocolate. I tested several brands and discovered the white melting chocolates (like Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers, and candy melts) perform the best for melting.
- Unflavored coconut oil – when melting chocolate it is important to have a small amount of oil to help stabilize the chocolate and keep it from seizing while melting. You can also use shortening in place of coconut oil.
For exact ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for the recipe. Thanks!
What’s the best way to melt white chocolate?
Start by creating a double boiler. You don’t need a specialty pan, just a simple sauce pan and a metal or glass bowl that will fit over the top. Add about 1″ of water to the sauce pan, and set the heat to low.
Place the white chocolate and coconut oil in the bowl, which is placed on top of the sauce pan with water simmering on the bottom. The steam created in the sauce pan will melt the chocolate in the bowl. In my experience this is the best method to melting white chocolate.
You can also melt white chocolate in the microwave, but you MUST keep the power levels on low and heat in short 30 second increments, stirring often. If you heat the chocolate for too long or at too high of power, the white chocolate will seize up and become dry and lumpy.
How do I make white chocolate dipped strawberries?
To make white chocolate dipped strawberries, melt the white chocolate chips (or white chocolate melting wafers) with coconut oil over low heat in a double boiler. Stir the white chocolate often so it melts evenly.
Once the chocolate is completely melted, dip clean strawberries into the chocolate. For best results, hold on to the top of the stem to ensure each side of the strawberry is completely coated.
Once the strawberries are coated in white chocolate, place the strawberry on a pan lined with either waxed or parchment paper. Allow the strawberries to come to room temperature and for the chocolate to harden and set up.
Keep the white chocolate dipped strawberries refrigerated until ready to eat.
Love fresh strawberries? Check out my recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats.
Topping options for white chocolate strawberries:
Once you’ve dipped your strawberries, feel free to add a little extra color, flavor or crunch to each berry. Here are some great options:
- Mini chocolate chips – these are a great option for some contrast. Mini chips will stay in place better than larger chips, as they are not as heavy.
- Colorful sprinkles and jimmies – Valentine’s day sprinkles are a great option to add to each berry, giving them some festive color for the holiday.
- Pearl sprinkles – White on white pearl sprinkles are a beautiful and elegant option to top your berries.
- Red White and Blue sprinkles – these are great for a summer July 4th party.
- Chopped nuts – chopped almonds are a great choice for some extra texture and crunch and the flavor is great with white chocolate.
Frequently asked questions about making white chocolate covered strawberries:
VERY carefully. Add coconut oil or shortening to the white chocolate. Make sure you are melting white chocolate on a low power level (like 1-2), and only heating in 30 second increments, stirring each time. If you heat too quickly or at too high of a level, the white chocolate will seize and become dry and lumpy.
Make sure you are not heating too quickly or at too high of a temperature. For best results use indirect heat, like a double boiler, add coconut oil or shortening to the white chocolate and keep it moving, stirring continually.
Likely the chocolate was heated too quickly or on too high of a heat setting. Also if there was any water or moisture in the chocolate, it will cause seizing (clumping and become dry).
For best results, keep your chocolate covered strawberries refrigerated until ready to eat and enjoy. Strawberries will last up to 5 days refrigerated.
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White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Love white chocolate? This simple and delicious recipe for white chocolate covered strawberries is perfect for Valentine's day or any anytime you're in the mood for white chocolate strawberries.
- 12 oz. pkg. white chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon unflavored coconut oil
- 18 strawberries, medium - large
- mini chocolate chips
- chopped almonds
- Place a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper on a baking sheet. Set prepared pan aside.
- Rinse the strawberries and dry well with paper towels, making sure there is no moisture on the berries.
- Using a double boiler, place the white chocolate into the bowl and stir in the coconut oil. (Add 1" of water into the bottom sauce pan, and place a glass or metal bowl over the top of the pan.) Set the heat to low and allow the water in the sauce pan to simmer. Note: be sure to keep the heat on low. Heating the white chocolate too fast or at too high of a heat will cause the chocolate to seize and become dry and lumpy.
- Continually stir the chocolate as it slowly melts.
- Once the white chocolate is completely melted, dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate holding the berry at the stem. Place the dipped berry onto the pan with parchment paper.
- Let the berries dry and chocolate harden at room temperature. Refrigerate the berries until ready to serve and enjoy.
White chocolate options: in testing several brands of white chocolate, I discovered that white chocolate melting wafers perform the best. These melt smoothly and cover the berries well.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
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