Simple Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

BY : PUBLISHED : May 14th, 2012 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

If you’re looking for the ultimate healthy treat, then these dairy-free chocolate-dipped strawberries should be first on your list! Fresh and decadent at the same time, this dessert is such a favorite for all ages. Kids and adults alike cannot pass at the opportunity of eating these.

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It’s All in The Chocolate...and the Strawberries!

These non-dairy chocolate dipped strawberries are the perfect summer treat! Buying strawberries when they are in season is always recommended because they are the sweetest and juiciest, but we know it’s not always feasible. Luckily, finding strawberries during the colder months is still possible, we just especially enjoy these in the warm summer sun.

When it comes to the chocolate, we recommend semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips for a nice, soft and smooth coating, plus they are very easy to melt. Here's a great guide to melting chocolate if you want to learn more! Our favorite brands for vegan chocolate chips are Enjoy Life Foods, Guittard, and Trader Joe’s.

If you're wondering where to buy vegan chocolate dipped strawberries this Valentine's day, I suggest skipping the store and making your own! They are super easy to make and budget-friendly! Add a few decorative sprinkles or chopped nuts and they’re the perfect vegan treat!

These Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries Are: 

completed charcuterie board with a wide array of fruits and chocolate on a board

Do I Need To Melt The Chocolate in A Double Boiler?

Not at all! You can simply melt the dairy free chocolate in a safe microwave bowl for 30 seconds until it's melted. A pro tip is to stir in a few chocolate chips once the chocolate is already melted to temper it. This will make your coating extra smooth and avoid streaks. This guide will give you the ins and outs!

How To Dip The Strawberries?

This seems like a no-brainer, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Hold the strawberry by its leaves and roll it in the vegan chocolate to cover it all around. A good tip is to not cover the entire fruit so there’s a glimpse of that gorgeous red near the top.

How Long Can I Store Them For?

You can store them on the same parchment paper inside your fridge uncovered. Unfortunately, we advise you eat them within a day or two since neither the strawberries nor the dairy-free chocolate won’t hold for longer than that. Plus, we don’t think you’ll resist them for too long anyway!

Ingredients

  • Fresh Strawberries: 1 (1-pound or 500 grams) carton (or more depending on how many vegan chocolate strawberries you are planning to make)
  • Non-dairy Chocolate Chips: 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet (use your favorite vegan chocolate for this recipe!)

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!

  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries.
  • Next, in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the dairy-free chocolate chips in 30-second increments until thoroughly melted. Each time, stir well enough so the bottom doesn't burn.
  • Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dip strawberries in melted vegan chocolate and place them on parchment paper to cool.
  • Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. 

Tips for Making Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • Make sure your strawberries are fully dry after you wash them to help the non-dairy chocolate stick better.
  • Use a mixture of your favorite vegan chocolates for a variety of chocolate-covered strawberries.
  • Keep them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy them.

completed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a white platter

FAQS

Should the strawberries be frozen before dipping into chocolate?

No, your strawberries should be fresh, not frozen.

Why are my chocolate-covered strawberries leaking?

You may notice some condensation on your strawberries once they sit at room temperature, that's normal and totally okay!

What is the easiest way to melt vegan chocolate?

Place the chocolate in a safe microwave bowl for 30 seconds until it's melted. Here are more options if you're curious!

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completed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries on a white platter

Simple Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Jenn Wong
Looking to indulge in a super delicious but healthy treat? These Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect option for a super sweet dessert you don't have to feel guilty about!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 to 35 strawberries
Calories 54 kcal
METHOD Microwave
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1-pound or 500 grams carton of fresh strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Wash and pat dry the strawberries.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips in 30-second increments until thoroughly melted. Each time, stir well enough so the bottom doesn't burn.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper to cool.
  • Refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes

  • Make sure your strawberries are fully dry after you wash them to help the non-dairy chocolate stick better.
  • Use a mixture of your favorite vegan chocolates for a variety of chocolate-covered strawberries.
  • Keep them in the fridge until you are ready to enjoy them.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Michelle Cehn says

    love making these!! The easiest dessert 🙂

  2. Gina House says

    A simple and delicious favorite of mine! I love a dessert that is simple, healthy and delicious. Thank you!

  3. Amanda says

    Can't go wrong with a recipe like this!

  4. Teodora Grujic says

    Simple and delicious! And perfect for party table!

  5. Andrea White says

    Love these!!

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