Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
Strawberries are coated with melted pink candy melts and then decorated with dark chocolate and white chocolate.
- Author: Zerrin & Yusuf
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 15
- Category: Dessert
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
½ cup pink candy melts
¼ cup dark chocolate chips or 150 g/5 oz dark chocolate bar
¼ cup white chocolate chips or 150 g/5 oz white chocolate bar
½ teaspoon vegetable oil (optional, please read the note 2)
- Pick firm strawberries, rinse well and then dry each very well using a paper towel.
- Place the strawberries on a paper towel and let them sit for 30 minutes until they come up to room temperature.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put it aside.
- Melt candy melts in a double boiler:
- Fill a saucepan with water. Bring the water to a simmer. Pick a heat-proof bowl that fits over the saucepan. Put your pink candy melts in it. Turn the heat off and place the bowl of candy melts over the saucepan. The bottom of the bowl shouldn't touch the water. When you see candy melts are melting, gently stir until they are completely melted.
- Melt the dark chocolate and white chocolate following the same steps. Put them aside.
- Hold onto the leaves of the strawberries and dip each into melted pink chocolate and let it drip for a few seconds.
- Place the chocolate dipped strawberries on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet to set. If you want to use sprinkles on their tops, use them now before the chocolate completely sets.
- When the pink chocolate sets (in 10-15 minutes), drizzle them with melted dark and white chocolate. To do this, pour the melted white/dark chocolate in resealable bags and make a small snip on the corner. Drizzle the strawberries with dark chocolate or white chocolate with a quick back and forth motion. You can do this with a spoon too.
- Let the chocolate set completely for about 15 minutes and keep the strawberries in a sealed container, in a single layer for up to 2 days.
- Dry the strawberries as much as possible.
- Candy melts are supposed to be smooth when melted, but if yours doesn’t get as smooth as desired, add in ½ teaspoon vegetable oil or another shortening and stir well.
- To melt candy melts in a microwave: Pour pink candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the candy melts in the microwave for 1 minute at about 40% power, take out and stir well with a rubber spatula. Put it back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Take it out, add in ½ teaspoon vegetable oil and stir again until smooth. If it is still thick, put it back for another 20 seconds but not longer than this. Repeat this until it completely melts.
- If you can’t find pink candy melts, melt white chocolate and mix it with red or pink food coloring. Add the coloring gradually until you are satisfied with the color.
- If your strawberries don’t have leaves on them, use the toothpick method. Insert a toothpick on top of strawberries, hold it as a handle and dip strawberries into melted chocolate.
- If melted chocolate thickens as you are working, don’t worry. You can reheat the melted pink candy melts, dark chocolate and white chocolate in their own bowl over the saucepan filled with hot water.
- We don’t recommend freezing chocolate covered strawberries.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 151
- Sugar: 15.9 g
- Sodium: 10.1 mg
- Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.7 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 2.4 mg
Keywords: pink chocolate covered strawberries, pink chocolate strawberries