Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe (Strawberry Pops)
Valentines Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe (Strawberry Pops) – Fresh juicy strawberries dipped in not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR layers of chocolate and sitting pretty on a stick!
Valentines Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe
I couldn’t wait another moment to start sharing Valentine’s Day goodies with you…
With all the pink and red cupcake liners, sprinkles, and glittery cards in the stores right now, you should be amazed I was able to wait this long. Two points for will power.
The kids always look forward to taking homemade Valentine treats to their friends and teachers. Each year we try to come up with something creative and tasty (but not too complicated) that we can make fresh the night before Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are the quintessential Valentine treat, so this year I thought we’d put our own spin on this classic.
Like Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pops!
The kids’ faces were priceless as they bit into these Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
With mouths full of chocolate and strawberry juice dripping down their chins, they agreed this was the treat to wow their friends, letting them know just how much we love them.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Ingredients
- Average-Size Strawberries – make sure to dry them!
- Baking Chocolate
- Pink Candy Melts
- White Candy Melts
- Red Candy Melts
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Lollipop Sticks
How To Make These Strawberry Pops
- Place each strawberry on a long paper lollipop stick and prepared a drying rack out of a piece of styrofoam. *I even left the plastic wrapping on the styrofoam, in case we were especially messy.
- Then melt chocolate and dip each strawberry into the chocolate, making sure they are thoroughly coated.
- After they dry a bit, which only takes a few minutes, melt colored Candy Melts and take turns dipping the pops in red, pink, and white candy coating, to create colorful layers.
- On the last layer, sprinkle the tops with Valentine candy sprinkles!
Viola! Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pops are a decadent treat the kids can make almost completely on their own.
Get the Complete (Printable) Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe Below. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
How did you get the strawberries to stay on the stick while dipping in the chocolate?
If the strawberries are too ripe, they can be extra soft and could slide off the sticks.
Try to pick strawberries that are almost-ripe to ripe, but not overly ripe. One way to offer a little extra security is to dip the end of the stick into the chocolate and then stick it in the strawberry. Allow for it to cool and harden before trying to dip the strawberries back into the chocolate.
Could you make these a day or two before serving them?
Yes, these should be fine to make a day before serving, but I would not suggest leaving them in the fridge for longer than 48 hours.
If you kept them in the refrigerator too long, the strawberries might end up releasing their juice overtime making them soggy. If you wrap the strawberries in wax paper then place them inside a plastic container, they should stay fresh enough for 2 days.
Why is the chocolate not sticking?
The issue here could be that your strawberries are not dry enough for the chocolate to be able to grab onto them. Make sure that you dry the berries off really well so that the chocolate can stick to the outside.
What kind of baking chocolate did you use?
I used semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use any kind of chocolate you like… Milk, dark, semisweet, or even less-expensive almond bark.
Other Valentine Day Recipes
- Nutella Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- Homemade Strawberry Cake Recipe From Scratch
- Strawberry Shortcake Smores Recipe
- French Silk Chocolate Brownies Recipe
- Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart Recipe
- Italian Shrimp and Grits Recipe
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Milkshakes ~ The Novice Chef
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe (Strawberry Pops)
- 24 average-size strawberries dry
- 12 ounces baking chocolate
- 6 ounces pink candy melts
- 6 ounces white candy melts
- 6 ounces red candy melts
- Valentine sprinkles
- 24 lollipop sticks
- Pinch the stem and leaves off the top of each strawberry and gently insert a lollipop stick in the center. Prepare a piece of styrofoam to hold the pops, by punching 24 holes in it with one of the sticks.
- Using a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate over low heat. (Or use the microwave method - Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.)
- Dip the strawberries in the chocolate, coating down to the stick. Make sure there are no gaps/bubbles anywhere or the strawberry juices will seep out. Gently shake off the excess and place in the Styrofoam holder to dry.
- Once the chocolate is dry, repeat this process with the colored candy melts, alternating colors, and dipping less deep into the melted chocolate to create colored layers. (You may have to reheat/melt your colored chocolate a few times during this process.)
- After the final dip on each pop, quickly sprinkle the top with Valentine colored sprinkles and place back in the holder to dry. Wrap and distribute immediately.
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These are beautiful!!! Where did you get your tiny heart sprinkles?
This is an older recipe, so I can’t remember where the sprinkle came from. However, I think it was one of those multi-pack shakers with several sprinkle shapes in one jar… The kind they sell around the holidays. Hope you find them!
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This is such a fun idea!!! My kids really enjoyed making and eating this!
These look so delicious and festive! I can’t wait to make these with my daughter! Looks fun and I’m so excited!
I did a test run of these today for Valentine’s day and it worked perfectly. Thanks for your tip about making sure the strawberries were dry so the chocolate stuck. They’re perfect!
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Hi, how did you get the pops to stay on the stick while dipping? Mine kept comming off into the chocolate!
Uh-oh! Hmmm… Were your strawberries very soft and ripe? It sounds like they might have been a little too ripe.
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Can you make these a day ahead and store in the refrigerator? How would you wrap them?
Yes, one day ahead should be fine. :)
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I made several hundred and they came out great! Pics on my Fb and IG. @Berycharm1
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Making these with my girls as soon as possible!!
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I tried to make these earlier today and it was an epic fail :(
I’m so sad cause they were just the most cutest thing. I washed off my strawberry sand will try again tomorrow. I really need these pops!
Yes, the strawberries need to be very dry or the chocolate won’t stick. Hope your next round are successful!
Hi, I want to make these for a Valentines Day theme baby shower but, i was wondering if i could skip the first layer and start with white melting candy. Will it still work? Thank You!
Can I ask you to get more specific about your first layer “Baking Chocolate”? Did you use chocolate chips…if so semi sweet or milk? Or did you use Candy Quick/Almond bark? Thanks for the help! These are gorgeous and I’m making them to surprise the hubbs and kiddos :)
Hi Aymie, You can use any kind of chocolate you like… milk, dark, semisweet, or even almond bark. :)
Sommer, these are just so pretty!
Great to make w the kids, too. Can’t wait. Thanks! xo
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Hi! These are so gorgeous and yummy looking! Would it be okay to use the first pic for my Sunday Funday feature? I’ll clearly attribute it to you and ask that it be pinned from your site.
Those look great and easy to make too! I am going to try this. I picked up a 4 pint container of strawberries at Sam’s this morning but I am going to use them to make a strawberry pie! :-) Love your site, good recipes and pictures too!
There is nothing better than chocolate covered strawberries and these are so adorable too :)
What a cute idea for Valentine’s day!!
Too cute, and perfect for Valentine’s!
My kids would go nuts for these. They’re so cute!
These are just the cutest, Sommer! I can almost taste them!
Sommer, these are absolutely gorgeous. My coworker is sitting here drooling and commenting on how beautiful they look. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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These are so cute love the pink sprinkles!
These are so darn cute! Strawberries are my favorite and I love this fun treat!
These are so clever! Perfect treat for Valentine’s Day!
I want to ask about melting candy melts because when I melt it and coating on pops its not stick properly and candy melts became thick. We have to add anything while melting candy please reply me on my mail
Hi there, I wonder if your strawberries were wet from washing. That might have caused the chocolate to slide off.
Ultimate decadence! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!
These are the cutest!
truth – my level of impatience is so high there’s no way I’d last four round of dipping before digging in. but alas, if you have willpower they do looks pretty amazing!
These are GORGEOUS! All you needed to say was four layers of chocolate, and I was in!
I just shared this wonderful recipe with my readers. Can’t wait to try this one!!
I can’t even handle the cuteness of these Sommer!! Absolutely adorbs!
These may be the prettiest chocolate covered strawberries I’ve ever seen! I wonder if it would also work to use some gel-based food coloring in melted white chocolate for the pink layers… because I have lots of pink coloring + white chocolate, but no candy melts. Might have to experiment over here!
OMG! These are flipping adorable and so perfect for Valentines Day!
So cute! I love how you took a very simple treat and made it totally new!
These are soooo pretty! And way less expensive than purchased ones!
Ok, these are seriously adorable!!!
These are so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! You should sell these, they look so profesh! haha
Oh my gosh, these are so cute!! What a fun treat for Valentines day!
Too cute for words!
The four colors are so pretty! I might not be fan of pink but I sure could sure use a batch of these to decorate my kitchen with.
These strawberry pops look amazing! So fun!
These are more than adorable!
I am certain that my daughter will be thrilled when she sees this — especially since your daughter is in her class! Love these! Almost too pretty to eat. Almost!
These are so pretty! I’m sure the kids had a blast dipping these. I will most likely use your version for a valentine’s dinner I’m attending.
You had me at 4 layers of chocolate!
These are seriously the cutest things I have seen in awhile! And, they are so easy and much healthier than some of the other Vday treats.
So fun Sommer! Such a pretty treat for Valentine’s Day!