These pink chocolate covered strawberries are made with 4 simple ingredients: fresh strawberries, white chocolate chips, coconut oil, and natural red food coloring. Juicy, ripe strawberries are dipped in smooth melted white chocolate that is dyed a beautiful light pink. These chocolate-coated treats will look delicious on any dessert table.
This recipe is gluten-free and can easily be made vegan and refined sugar-free. Chocolate covered strawberries make a refreshing, sweet treat. You are going to love these!
These healthy no-bake treats are perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, special occasions, birthdays or just any random day you are craving a chocolate covered strawberry.
Decorate the top of the chocolate-covered berries with a drizzle of leftover pink chocolate or a dusting of colorful sprinkles before the chocolate sets. A drizzle of white chocolate on top would also look wonderful!
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- "These strawberries hit the spot!! I would definitely make it again. Thank you!" - Ned
- "These strawberries are so easy to make it’s crazy. They are quickly becoming my new favorite sweet snack! I love how quick they are and of course, they are so delicious too. The pink chocolate is so beautiful. These will make lovely summer gifts!" - Sam
- "These chocolate covered strawberries looked amazing on my dessert table for my graduation party. I highly recommend making this recipe for your next event." - Leah
Other festive recipes you will love include these Sprinkle Sugar Cookies, Key Lime Pie Bars, and Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These delicious desserts are colorful and have a fresh, fruity taste!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This recipe does not call for any baking and is easy to make.
- The combination of chocolate and strawberries is irresistible!
- This recipe mixes things up by using white chocolate instead of milk or dark chocolate. If you are a white chocolate fan, you're in the right place.
- This is the perfect recipe to make when fresh strawberries are in season.
- These pink chocolate-covered strawberries look so pretty and make a great homemade gift!
- This recipe is gluten-free and can be made vegan and refined sugar-free by using vegan or keto chocolate.
- Fresh strawberries
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Natural red food coloring
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Perfect for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day!
These white chocolate covered strawberries are the cutest treat to serve at your next Galentine's Day party or special celebration. These delicious chocolate berries will look so festive and colorful on your Valentine's charcuterie boards.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a great homemade gift to give to a loved one for holidays, birthdays or even Mother's Day! Treat the special people in your life to a refreshing, sweet dessert!
Need to make a substitution or missing an ingredient? Here are some ways you can alter this recipe to fit your unique dietary needs.
- Dairy-free? You’ll want to use dairy-free chocolate or chocolate chips to make this recipe without any dairy.
- Gluten-free? These treats are already gluten-free since the recipe does not call for any flour or ingredients with gluten.
- Vegan? Use dairy-free chocolate or chocolate chips to make these treats vegan.
- No food coloring? Whether you don't want to use food dye or if you don't have any, you can simply omit it from the recipe! White chocolate-covered strawberries will taste the same and look just as great without the food coloring.
Here are a few ideas for customizing this recipe and making different flavor variations:
- Color gradient or ombré - Dip a few strawberries as you begin to color the white chocolate to create a gradient effect of different shades of pink. Dip a few strawberries in the melted white chocolate first before adding any food coloring and then add a few drops at a time to continue to deepen the pink color.
- Use a different chocolate - Feel free to substitute the white chocolate chips for semi-sweet, bittersweet or dark chocolate. Omit the food dye if you use a different chocolate.
- Decorate - Top the set dipped berries with a drizzle of leftover pink chocolate or add some sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
How To Make White Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Red Food Coloring
Step 1: Rinse the strawberries and let them air dry on a paper towel-lined baking sheet until fully dry.
Step 2: Melt white chocolate chips with a little coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl for 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until smooth.
Step 3: Add a few drops of red food coloring to the melted white chocolate and stir until fully incorporated. Add more drops of food coloring for a more vibrant pink.
Step 4: Add more drops of food coloring for a more vibrant pink.
Step 5: Poke the top of a strawberry with a fork or a toothpick. This helps you dip the berry into the chocolate and not rip off any of the leaves in the process.
Step 6: Allow excess melted chocolate to drip off the tip of the strawberry before placing it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step 7: Arrange the chocolate coated strawberries on the prepared baking sheet and let them rest until the chocolate is set or hardened. You can place the tray in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to speed up the setting process.
Step 8: Once the chocolate is set, drizzle the colorful berries with extra melted chocolate. See the full recipe instructions for more tips on decorating.
Expert Baking Tips
- Make sure the pink chocolate covered strawberries have set before drizzling them with extra chocolate.
- To drizzle chocolate over the dipped berries, add some melted chocolate into a ziplock sandwich bag and cut a small bit off on of the corners. Use this as a piping bag to decorate the berries with a uniform drizzle of chocolate. You can also use a spoon and freestyle the drizzle for a fun, messier look.
- Add some coconut oil or another neutral-tasting oil to the melted chocolate to create a thinner consistency.
- If you are adding any sprinkles on top, you’ll want to work quickly before the chocolate begins to harden.
- Store the finished chocolate coated berries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about this recipe? Here are some additional tips and commonly asked questions:
Yes! You should store your chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge for 1 to 3 days. If you are serving your chocolate strawberries the same day you made them, you can store them at room temperature.
Chocolate covered strawberries last anywhere from 1 to 3 days depending on storage and the ripeness of your berries. Strawberries can mold quickly, so you'll want to serve and eat the berries soon after making them. Strawberries will last longer if stored in the fridge.
To minimize sweating, line a container with paper towels before storing the finished berries in the fridge. This tip will help absorb some excess moisture. Refrigerated chocolate strawberries tend to have condensation on the surface of the chocolate due to the water content in the berries.
This recipe does not require any baking and therefore does not require many baking tools. You will need paper towels, a mixing bowl, measuring spoons, a rubber spatula, a fork or toothpick, a baking sheet, parchment or wax paper and a spoon or ziplock bag to make this recipe.
Depending on the ripeness of your berries, they may only last a day or two. Berries are best enjoyed right away! See the Frequently Asked Questions for more storage tips.
Place cooled chocolate covered strawberries in a freezer storage bag (with a little space between each berry so they don't stick together) and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost for about an hour in the fridge and then serve and enjoy. If you let the strawberries defrost for too long, they may become soggy.