Pink chocolate covered strawberries are as delicious as they are pretty, making them the perfect treat for Valentine’s day! These delightful strawberries have a smooth white chocolate coating that can easily be decorated however you like!
Beautiful pink chocolate covered strawberries that taste as good as they look!
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, and I think it’s time we admit that candy hearts really aren’t the best holiday treat. These pink chocolate covered strawberries are!
So, forget the sugar chalk and pick up the 3 ingredients you need for this unforgettable dessert. All it takes is the freshest, sweetest, juiciest strawberries you can find, a rich white chocolate, and food coloring.
Whether you’re celebrating with the love of your life or a table of friends, you can’t go wrong with these. They pair really well with champagne, too.
If you’re celebrating with a houseful of little ones, bring them into the process! They’ll love dipping and decorating these as much as any art project. Bonus points for finding exotic decorating options like edible glitter.
So if you’re celebrating love this year, try these pink chocolate covered strawberries! They’ll make the occasion special.
From lobster risotto to pan-seared wagyu ribeye steak, if you’re making a Valentine’s meal, there are many ideas to be found on my blog. In fact, I’ve dedicated a post to it!
Enjoy the day! And enjoy the strawberries!
❤️ Why You'll Love This Recipe!
They’re beautiful! White chocolate is a tasty medium to make attractive designs and the pink is fun and festive!
Amazing taste! Chocolate and strawberries are delicious together!
Kid-friendly! They’ll love helping you make these and will be thrilled to help you eat them.
With only 3 ingredients, this recipe is excellent for last-minute dessert or an impressive gift. Just be sure to make a lot!
- 2 pounds Strawberries - Look for a good batch of strawberries that are bright red in color with fresh green leaves on the cap.
- 10 ounces White Chocolate Chips - My favorite is Ghirardelli, but any will do.
- Pink Food Coloring - If you’re opposed to dyes, try an all-natural recipe using beets!
*Be sure to see the recipe card below for ingredients, amounts & instructions!*
🔪 Step-By-Step Instructions
This is an easy recipe, but you’ll need to remember to leave extra time for decorating and chilling. To begin, you’ll need parchment paper, a baking sheet, and a couple of microwave safe bowls.
- Prepare the fruit. First, rinse and dry 2 pounds of strawberries. Be sure to dry them completely, because remaining water will seize up the chocolate coating. If you want a smooth layer, lose the water.
- Melt and dye chocolate. Next, pour 10 ounces white chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals. Stir between each cycle. After about 1 ½ to 2 minutes, try stirring more thoroughly in an effort to melt any remaining pieces without continuing to heat. Then, mix in pink dye until it reaches the color you’d like it to be.
- Dip the berries. Holding from the top and pulling back the leaves and stem, dip each strawberry in the chocolate. When immersed, twist the berry to coat evenly. When removing them, lift and twist, letting as much of the extra chocolate drip off as possible.
- Transfer strawberries. When they’re coated, lay strawberries on a parchment- or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Silicone mats also work well. *For added fun, roll newly dipped strawberries in sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other Valentine's Day décor while the chocolate is still wet.
- Decorate. If desired, drizzle white or other colored chocolate over the berries for contrast. To do this, dip a fork in melted chocolate and drizzle back and forth. I like to use milk chocolate or a lighter pink white chocolate.
- Chill and serve. Finally, put the filled baking sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This will allow the chocolate to cool and harden.
Not only are they beautiful, but they’re really tasty. Serve straight from the fridge for a crunchier chocolate shell or let them sit at room temperature for a softer feel. Enjoy!
💭 Angela's Tips & Recipe Notes
- When picking strawberries, choose carefully! The sweetest berries will be bright red with minimal white on the end. They should be soft, but not firm, and free of mushy spots.
- Use other colors! There are no limits to what color your strawberries can be when you’re dying white chocolate. Have fun with it. This is a great project to do with the kids!
- Try gel or candy coloring. I prefer using gel coloring with white chocolate because that’s usually what I have on hand. However, if you want the best, get candy coloring. As the name implies, it will also be useful for candy coatings.
- The batch in the picture was made using Wilton brand pink (rosa) gel food coloring.
- Leave strawberries out before coating. When water mixes with the chocolate coating, it prevents the chocolate from creating a smooth coat. To keep that from happening, bring refrigerated strawberries to room temperature before dipping. Remember, strawberries will sweat in the fridge. Also, be sure to dry them as thoroughly as possible after washing.
Finished strawberries will be good in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. Store them uncovered on the parchment you let the chocolate harden on because airtight containers will trap condensation.
You can also put a layer of paper towels under them after the chocolate has hardened. This will absorb any extra moisture, just remember to keep them spread out a bit and keep the lid off if using a container instead of a pan.
It’s not advisable to try to speed up the cooling process by putting strawberries in the freezer because thawed strawberries become mushy. Unless, of course, you want Trader Joe’s style frozen strawberries.
If that is the case, I would recommend slicing them into small, bite-sized pieces before coating them completely. Frozen whole strawberries will be nearly impossible to bite into.
🍓 More Strawberry Desserts!
- Apple Strawberry Crisp
- Strawberry Angel Food Lush
- Strawberry Shortcake
- No Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
- Strawberry Swirl Brownies
Fresh is best in this case unless you’re going to dip them while frozen and return them to the freezer. Be aware, frozen whole strawberries are hard as a rock.
Unfortunately, when frozen strawberries thaw, they end up wet and mushy. They’re amazing over ice cream, but not for dipping in chocolate.
Absolutely! These are best when made a few hours ahead of when you’ll eat them. Letting them chill a while lets the chocolate harden completely. Don’t let them sit for more than a day, though.
Strawberries will sweat when kept in the fridge. The best way to minimize this is to take them out and eat them as soon as the chocolate has hardened or within a few hours of removing them from the fridge.
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Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2 lbs strawberries (washed and dried, stems left on)
- 10 oz white chocolate chips
- pink food coloring
- Prepare your fresh strawberries by making sure that the berries are rinsed and then completely dried. Any remaining water will seize up your melted chocolate and make getting a smooth chocolate coating difficult.2 lbs strawberries
- Pour your white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 30-second increments, stirring between heating cycles. Stir vigorously at 1 ½ - 2 minutes of heating time to finish melting any remaining small chocolate pieces. Add your desired color of pink and stir into the melted chocolate.10 oz white chocolate chips, pink food coloring
- Dip your strawberries into the bowl of pink chocolate by pulling the stem back, then twist the berry to coat in the chocolate. Lift and twist and allow as much excess chocolate to drip from your berries as possible.
- Place each pink chocolate covered strawberry onto a parchment paper or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. *Alternatively, you can dip or sprinkle each berry with red or pink Valentine's Day decor after coating with the chocolate.
- To drizzle berries with white chocolate or a contrasting chocolate, dip a fork into the melted chocolate and drizzle over pink chocolate coated strawberries.
- Chill your covered and decorated strawberries for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
- I prefer gel coloring for using with white chocolate as it is what I have on hand, although candy coloring is best to use with white chocolate and candy coatings.
- I'm using the Wilton brand pink (rosa) gel food coloring for the strawberries on this page.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!