These pink chocolate covered strawberries are a super simple and easy to make dessert that's perfect for any occasion from baby showers to Valentine's Day and more!
Fresh, succulent strawberries are dipped in smooth and creamy pink chocolate, creating a harmonious blend of fruity sweetness and silky richness.
These pink chocolate strawberries are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a sight to behold, making them perfect for special occasions, romantic gestures, or any moment when you want to add a touch of sophistication to your dessert table.
Whether you're looking to impress guests at a special occasion or simply treating yourself to an elegant indulgence, these pink chocolate dipped strawberries are a delightful choice.
Strawberries and white chocolate are a great pairing. See for yourself in my Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Great for any occasion. Pink covered strawberries are so festive and fun that they're almost as much fun to make as they are to eat.
- Adjust the shades. The pink color can be made light or intense depending on the food coloring used which means you can give every berry a unique personality to fit any party theme or romantic setting.
- They're easy to make. Melt some chocolate, add some coloring, and dip. You won't need fancy equipment or hours of time, just a few moments, a bowl, and a microwave.
Fresh Strawberries- To make chocolate dipped berries, it's best to use fresh fruits instead of frozen ones. This is because frozen berries have far more moisture and will not turn out properly.
White Chocolate Melting Wafers- You can use melting wafers or white chocolate chips but I find that melting wafers are easier to melt and pretty convenient.
Red or Pink Food Coloring- White chocolate and red coloring will make a deeper shade of pink but for lighter pink you can use pink food coloring. Make sure the food coloring is gel based because water based coloring can cause the chocolate to seize.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Red food coloring- If you have pink food coloring, go ahead and use it to achieve a "more pink" hue. Using too much red can result in a darker color than intended and should be used with caution, but if you are using pink you can be pretty safe at adding more.
Almond bark-This can be used in place of the white chocolate wafers. Tip, breaking each bar down into smaller pieces can help it melt a little faster.
White chocolate chips-This can be used in place of the white chocolate wafers, but I recommend using a high-quality brand like Ghiradelli. You may also wish to add in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening per cup of chocolate chips for a smoother finish.
Pink melting wafers- Making pink dipped strawberries is much easier if you simply start with pink colored melting chocolate. You can usually find this in craft stores and Walmart's cake decorating section as well as online at retailers like Amazon.
🔪 Instructions for Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Step 1: Place your chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
Step 2: Stir in the food coloring, one drop at a time until the color has been fully incorporated.
Step 3: Dip your washed and dried strawberries into the chocolate.
Step 4: Hold the berries above the chocolate to drizzle excess chocolate back into the bowl before placing the berries onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet to set.
Step 5: Repeat until all berries have been covered and enjoy.
With the right combination of colors and chocolate you can even end up with hot pink chocolate covered strawberries or light pink covered strawberries depending on what you prefer!
Here are some super fun variations and ideas:
Pink Glitter Strawberries
After dipping your strawberries, add some pink colored sanding sugar over the tops by lightly sprinkling it onto the wet chocolate. Do not dip the berries, but instead, simply hold the berry with one hand while sprinkling the sugar on top using the other. I recommend doing this over a plate as it can get messy.
Don't have pink sanding sugar? You can DIY your own!
Simply take a whisk and a bowl and mix together 1 cup of granulated white sugar with a drop of pink food coloring. If you only have red you'll want about half a drop so use a toothpick to add it in small amounts. Mix until the desired hue is achieved and enjoy your DIY pink glitter chocolate covered strawberries!
Pink marble chocolate covered strawberries
To get a marbled effect, don't mix the food coloring into the chocolate completely. Leave it looking swirly. Then dip the berries in at an angle. you may need to add more coloring or stir after every few berries to keep a marble look.
🍴 Recipe Tips
Making these pink chocolate dipped strawberries is very easy but here are a few great tips for making sure you get the very best results!
Not all food coloring is created equally. I highly recommend using gel based food coloring, not water based. This is because the water based ones will cause the chocolate to seize and no longer be smooth. Not only that, but gel based is usually much more vibrant in color.
Picking the right berries
You want to make sure that the berries you use are fresh not frozen. Do not use frozen berries, they will not work well for this recipe. You want vibrantly red and juicy looking berries. The berries should also be at room temperature before use as this will help to prevent the chocolate shells from cracking.
Always, and I mean ALWAYS wash your fruits before eating them. Strawberries are known to be one of the more dirty fruits. But after washing your strawberries, you will need to dry them off 100%.
This means towel drying them with paper towels or a kitchen towel if needed. Any liquid or water moisture can cause the chocolate on the berry not to stick and the chocolate in the bowl to seize.
If you find that the pink chocolate isn't as smooth as you would like, try adding in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening and stir it into the warm chocolate until fully combined. This can help to smooth it out and give it a nicer shine. Note that coconut oil may leave a slight coconut taste.
Handling the berries
I like to hold the berries by the tiny stems or the leaves but that may not always be the best choice. You can instead insert a toothpick into the stem of the berry and use that to hold it while dipping. If appearances aren't a huge issue, you can even use the prongs of a fork.
Make sure that after dipping the berries, you give them time to hover above the bowl and drip the excess chocolate off. I like to swirl them around a few times to encourage the extra chocolate to fall off. This helps to save chocolate for the rest of the berries and helps to prevent the chocolate from pooling underneath the berries as they set.
💭 Recipe FAQs
Yes, you can make this recipe vegan by using vegan white chocolate chips. Just melt them down the same way and stir in the red or pink food coloring. Use as desired. Also, make sure that the food coloring is vegan-friendly.
After dipping, these berries can last in a well-covered container for up to 2 days. After that, the berries will start to leak their juices and make a mess over the chocolate so that they won't look as incredible. Do not freeze.
No, unfortunately, this recipe cannot be frozen. This is because the berries will not hold up well after thawing and will become soft and thus ruin the appeal in both appearance and texture.
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Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 10 whole Fresh strawberries ($1.27)
- ½ cup White chocolate melting wafers ($1.00)
- 1-3 drops Gel-based red food coloring ($0.06)
- Place your chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth.
- Stir in the food coloring, one drop at a time until the color has been fully incorporated.
- Dip your washed and dried strawberries into the chocolate.
- Hold the berries above the chocolate to drizzle excess chocolate back into the bowl before placing the berries onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet to set.
- Repeat until all berries have been covered and enjoy.