Chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect romantic treat! Save buckets of money by making them yourself. Just don't be surprised by how quickly they go!

Easy chocolate covered strawberries? Yes please! These are SO easy and delicious! Treat ideas from Fun Cheap or Free

Last year on my Instagram Stories I shared how to make chocolate covered strawberries, and y'all went BONKERS over it! Is it just me or does nothing say Valentine's Day more than chocolate covered strawberries? They are not only a classic V-Day treat, that also one of Bubba's favorites of all time. But, let's be straight here, if you are buying them from a store you're basically dipping into your emergency fund to do so. They can be so dang expensive! $3+ for a tiny strawberry? I think not.

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All you need are 2 ingredients and a few minutes to make your own for a FRACTION of the cost.

Here's how you do it…

TIPS FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

All you need to make your chocolate covered strawberries are a handful of ingredients that you can find at any grocery store and a little bit of time, which makes it the perfect project for anyone looking for some last minute ideas!

ALL ABOUT THE FRUIT

You'll need to clean and dry your berries before dipping them. Be sure to get them all the way dry so that the chocolate will coat the strawberry better! The colder the strawberry is, the better the chocolate will stick and harden. So don't be afraid to throw them back in the fridge after washing and drying the while you're getting the rest of your ingredients ready.

Try using additional fruit to make it extra special - Chocolate covered strawberries tips from Fun Cheap or Free

The same goes for any other type of fruit that you choose to use! Raspberries and bananas are also great options to use if you're running low on strawberries or have people in your house who aren't fans of them.

CHOCOLATE AND TOPPINGS

You can use pretty much any type of chocolate to make your chocolate covered strawberries! Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, whatever suits your fancy.

Use skewers to dip your strawberries - Tips from Fun Cheap or Free

You can even dip them in dark chocolate and then drizzle white chocolate on top of them that make them extra fancy! Pop them on a white serving tray and you'll look extra fancy! There are also a few other toppings that will make them a little extra. Crushed nuts are always a plus for those nut-lovers out there! Sprinkles are fun to make them extra festive and the kids always get excited when they see the pretty sprinkles on them.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

Are you ready for the most delicious things that you'll ever make?!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries – SO easy, SO DANG GOOD!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • Melting Chocolate
  • Strawberries
  • Additional Toppings, optional

Instructions

  • Clean and dry your berries.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 60 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving in 15 -20 second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Hold the leafy top of the strawberry or use a bamboo skewer to dip it in the chocolate and roll it to coat completely.
  • Roll in, or sprinkle on, optional toppings before the chocolate hardens.
  • Drizzle white chocolate on top for added pizzaz.
  • Place on cookie sheet and chill the coated strawberries in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to eat.

Keep in mind that they'll only last in the fridge for a maximum of like 2 days before they start going mushy. But really, do they ever last that long?!

Chocolate covered strawberries are sure to be a hit with the whole family! Tips from Fun Cheap or Free

There you have it! A fabulous Valentine's Day (or any ‘ole day) treat that won't break your budget. Plus, since they are made with strawberries, let's just go ahead and call them healthy.

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