Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Frozen chocolate covered strawberries are the ultimate snack. You can enjoy these delicious morsels, anytime you have a craving. This treat can easily be made in advance, with amazing in season strawberries, or frozen strawberries, and enjoyed whenever you wish.
Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Covered Strawberries
To make a delicious and somewhat healthy snack, all you need is chocolate and strawberries. We are excited to show you how you can easily make amazing, and chocolate covered strawberries that are perfect for dessert, snack, or anytime in between.
How to enjoy strawberries all year long
The sad thing about strawberries is that in most locations, they are best when they are in season, which only happens for a short amount of time during the year.
However, when they’re not in season, you can enjoy making frozen chocolate covered strawberries that you can enjoy all year long.
Because these little treats are made with in season strawberries and then frozen, you can enjoy them whenever you have a craving. It’s the best all the way around!
Let’s look at the few basic ingredients you will need in order to make these amazing frozen treats.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberries. We recommend using fresh strawberries whenever possible, especially if they are in season. Strawberries should have been prepared and frozen.
Although if you are in the mood to make this treat when strawberries are not in season, you can use frozen strawberries, or whatever type of strawberries are the best deal.
White and Milk Chocolate. You can enjoy making your chocolate covered strawberries with white chocolate or milk chocolate.
If you want to make something similar to Costco’s Tru Fru frozen strawberries, then you can layer your chocolate, with first white, and then milk chocolate.
We also enjoy making these chocolate covered strawberries with dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, similar to Trader Joe’s Gone Berry Crazy dark chocolate covered strawberries.
It’s entirely up to you what type of chocolate you enjoy the best.
Coconut Oil. We also recommend that you include a bit of solid coconut oil in your chocolate when melting.
Although not required, we strongly recommend that this ingredient is included because it will help your chocolate to melt evenly and create a nice glossy finish to your melted chocolate.
You can pick up a jar of hard coconut oil at most large grocery stores.
How to make Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites
Step 1: How to Wash and Dry Strawberries
To make frozen chocolate covered strawberries, first begin by preparing your strawberries. If you are using fresh strawberries, remove the stems of your strawberries. Then wash them in cold water, and allow them to drip dry.
Step 2: Make sure your strawberries are very dry then freeze
We recommend that you allow your strawberries to dry completely, then freeze them. If your strawberries are small, then you can skip this step.
However, if they are large, we do recommend that you slice the strawberries in half or in quarters, so that they are easier to bite into when your frozen chocolate covered strawberries are complete.
When your strawberries are dried, and have been sliced, place them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and set them in the freezer until they are frozen. This will typically take one to two hours or overnight.
When your strawberries are frozen, it’s time to start melting your chocolate. There are a couple different ways you can go about doing this.
Step 3: How to Melt Chocolate for Chocolate Covered Strawberries
1st Option: How to melt chocolate in the microwave
Melting your chocolate in the microwave is our favorite option, as it is easy, and we have had better luck not burning the chocolate.
Begin by adding your desired type of chocolate into microwave safe bowl. Then add your coconut oil in with the chocolate chips. Add to the microwave, and microwave for 30 seconds.
Remove from the microwave and stir the mixture. Placed the bowl back into the microwave and continue microwaving for another 30 seconds, then stirring.
Repeat this process until your chocolate is completely melted.
Please note: It is very important that you only microwave for 30 seconds at a time, and stir your chocolate mixture in between.
Even if your chocolate chips, don’t look like they need to be stirred, do it anyway. This will prevent your chocolate from burning.
2nd Option: How to melt chocolate on the stove
The other option to melt chocolate is on the stovetop using a double boiler. Please note that this method is a little bit more difficult than microwaving your chocolate, and it is very important that you keep a close eye on it, so that the chocolate does not burn.
To start off using this double boiler method, you will need a pot filled an inch or two with water, then a bowl that fits on top of the pot, but one that the bowl will not reach your water.
Place your pot of water onto your stovetop over high heat. Bring the water to a boil. While your water is coming to a boil, add your chocolate and coconut oil into the bowl.
Once the water is boiling, reduce your heat to low, so that the water stays at a gentle simmer. When your heat is turned down, add your bowl containing chocolate and coconut oil on top of the pot. Rest the bowl so that it is not touching the water in the pot but being warmed from the steam.
Stir the chocolate continually while it is on the double boiler, so that it does not burn. Stir the chocolate until it is melted and your coconut oil is mixed in.
When the chocolate is melted, immediately remove it from the heat source.
Step 4: Dip and Freeze
Now, take your prepared strawberries that have been frozen, and dipped them into your melted chocolate. Place the frozen strawberries back onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. When all the strawberries have been dipped in your melted chocolate, placed them back into the freezer to harden.
If you wish to have a double layer of chocolate, repeat this process once more, melting your second type of chocolate, and dip the frozen once dipped chocolate strawberries in the second layer of melted chocolate. Place back onto a cookie sheet and freeze again.
Once they are frozen, transfer the chocolate dipped strawberries to an airtight container, and enjoy frozen as desired!
These little delicious treats are perfect for a snack, dessert, or anything in between.
What are Good Topping Ideas?
If you wish to add a topping to your chocolate dipped strawberries, you can add sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft, additional chocolate chunks, mini chocolate chips, nuts, or any other delicious toppings you can dream up.
Tips and Tricks
Forms of Chocolate to Use for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. There are many different types of chocolate you can use for melted chocolate to dip your strawberries in, so which one is the best option?
Some good options include chocolate chips, chocolate bars for baking, or chocolate candy melts. Our favorite type of chocolate to use is basic chocolate chips.
Why Add Coconut Oil or Shortening to the Chocolate? Coconut oil is our preferred ingredient to add to help chocolate melt, and give you the glassy texture to the melted chocolate.
It helps to thin chocolate just enough, and gives it the extra crack to the chocolate once it has hardened.
You can also use a type of shortening such as butter to mix in with your melted chocolate for a similar result.
How To Serve
This recipe for chocolate covered strawberries is intended to be served as a frozen treat.
Because of this, we recommend that you cut your strawberries into halves or quarters before dipping them in chocolate and freezing them.
We recommend the store this treat in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.
How to Store Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
The best way to store these chocolate covered strawberries is in the freezer.
By storing them in the freezer, you get to enjoy a delicious treat anytime you have a craving all year round. We recommend that you store these frozen strawberries in an airtight container or seal them in a plastic freezer bag.
Use Different Types of Chocolate
One easy and delicious way to mix things up with frozen chocolate covered strawberries is to use various types of chocolate.
One of our favorite types of chocolate to use is dark chocolate.
Another tasty version of this recipe is to layer white chocolate and then do a second layer of dark chocolate over the top.
Feel free to get creative with what type of chocolate you use, so that they are unique to you.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Bites
Another fun way to make these chocolate covered strawberries is to dip sliced bananas, and strawberries together, so they are covered in chocolate, and you can enjoy bananas and strawberries all in one bite.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Raspberries
One other favorite variation of this strawberry recipe is to dip frozen raspberries and chocolate. Raspberries are another delicious treat that we enjoy in the summertime and miss during other times of the year.
If you want a fun and delicious way to enjoy raspberries throughout the year, then dropping them in chocolate and storing them in the freezer is a tasty option.
What to Serve With
Frozen chocolate covered, strawberries, make a delicious snack, appetizer, or dessert. No matter how you are enjoying them, here are a few of our favorite food to serve with them.
Can you freeze chocolate covered strawberries?
Yes! We recommend that you store your chocolate covered strawberries in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. This way they make a delicious frozen treat.
Can Chocolate Covered Strawberries Be Made Ahead of Time?
Yes, one of the fabulous things about this recipe for frozen chocolate covered strawberries is that they can be made any time, and stored in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.
How to Prevent Chocolate Covered Strawberries From Sweating?
The easiest way to prevent these frozen chocolate covered strawberries from sweating, is to simply eat them while they’re frozen.
However, if you are not planning to eat your strawberries, well frozen, then a good way to keep them from sweating is to be sure they are completely dried before dipping them in chocolate.
Then ones dipped in chocolate store them in an airtight container in a cool location on top of a paper towel, and layered with parchment paper.
How To Thaw Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
The point of this recipe is to enjoy the chocolate covered strawberries while they are still frozen. However, if you wish to thaw them, the best way to thaw them is slowly in the fridge.
How Do I Choose the Best Strawberries?
The best type of strawberries is, of course, fresh from the strawberry patch. However, if they are not in season, then simply look for the reddest strawberries with long stems.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
Yes, the beauty of this recipe is that you can use frozen strawberries because they are going to stay frozen.
Can I Use Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate?
You can use milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or your favorite type of chocolate. You can also layer different types of chocolate once they have hardened as well.
Frozen Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bites
Frozen chocolate covered strawberry bites are an easy and delicious snack or dessert you can enjoy anytime. The beauty of this treat is that you can make them in advance, during strawberry season, and enjoy your delicious strawberries all year round.