Plump strawberries are soaked in pink champagne and then dipped in dreamy chocolate. Show someone you love them by treating them to boozy chocolate covered strawberries!
I will be honest, I cannot remember the last romantic act that my husband and I have done for one another. I’m a little ashamed of it. We are happily married and love each other… so there SHOULD be some romance.
When I hear of what romantic things that the husbands of some of my friends do, I get jealous, but then I remember I don’t do anything special for my husband either. Romance is a two-way street. Sometimes you get what you give.
These chocolate-covered strawberries may not be much, but they are a good start to getting more romance in our lives.
What You Need To Make These Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberries – Try to get strawberries with stems, this helps with dipping and looks nice, although, not a deal-breaker if you cannot find good berries with stems.
Pink Champagne – Any champagne, rose, white wine, or even vodka will work for this recipe.
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – Dark chocolate is also an excellent choice!
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil will thin the chocolate and add a nice sheen to the berries.
Sprinkles or Colored Sugar – Festive but optional.
How Do I Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This recipe is very, very easy, but it does require planning and time.
For this recipe, we are going to start by soaking the berries! Place your washed berries in a bowl large enough to hold the berries and liquid.
I used an entire bottle of pink champagne to cover my berries. Place the strawberries in the fridge and let them sit overnight.
The next day, drain the berries and gently pat them dry.
Fill a saucepan with water and set it over medium-low heat. Place a glass bowl over the water (a double boiler) and let the water come to simmer; add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chips have melted. Add in the coconut oil.
It is important that the water does not come to a boil. If any steam comes in contact with your chocolate, the chocolate will seize and you will have to start over.
Working with one berry at a time, carefully dip on strawberry into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Lift the covered strawberry and allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl,
Place the berry on a baking sheet that has been coated with wax paper or parchment paper. Repeat with remaining strawberries,
Allow the berries to sit until the chocolate is almost set.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tips and Suggestions
You can 100% omit the champagne and skip to dipping the berries in the chocolate (or you can just make something like these Margarita Strawberries instead)!
Candy coating can be used in place of the semisweet chocolate, however, I find it doesn’t quite set the same as chocolate.
Milk chocolate or white chocolate can also be used.
If you are going to coat your chocolate, add your sprinkles just before the chocolate is set. You can also dip your chocolate covered berries in chopped nuts or shredded coconut for extra flavor and texture.
How To Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are best when eaten the same day. These berries are fine at room temperature or slightly below for several hours.
If you cannot consume them right away then they can be stored in the fridge. To store the berries, place a paper towel at the bottom of an airtight container. Sprinkle the paper towel with baking soda (this will absorb moisture and help keep condensation from forming on your dipped berries,
Place another paper towel over top and begin placing your strawberries on your paper towel.
Make sure the strawberries are arranged in single layers, using wax paper as necessary.
Can Chocolate Covered Strawberries Be Frozen?
Yes, freezing your berries is great if you don’t want to consume them straight away.
To freeze your berries, place the dipped berries in the fridge to cool and to set completely. Place the berries on wax paper in an airtight container. Make sure the berries are in a single layer.
These strawberries can be frozen for up to 1 month.
If you freeze these covered strawberries, it is best to eat the strawberries frozen. Otherwise, they will be too soft and mushy once thawed.
These Chocolate Dipped Strawberries are going to be a hit for Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day. They are sweet, elegant, a little tipsy and fun!
- 32 oz container strawberries
- 1 bottle pink champagne
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Place your washed berries in a bowl large enough to hold the berries and liquid.
- Pour pink champagne over the berries. Place the strawberries in the fridge and let them sit overnight.
- The next day, drain the berries and gently pat them dry.
- Fill a saucepan with water and set it over medium-low heat. Once the water comes to simmer, place a glass bowl over the water (a double boiler) and add the chocolate chips.
- Stir until the chips have melted. Add in the coconut oil.
- Working with one berry at a time, carefully dip one strawberry into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Lift the covered strawberry and allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl,
- Place the berry on a baking sheet that has been coated with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Repeat with remaining strawberries,
- Allow the berries to sit until the chocolate is almost set.
The yield will depend on the size of your strawbrries.
Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 1g