DIY: Chocolate covered strawberries & Black berries

So today I had a few friends over to celebrate finally getting my patio set up and the fact that it was 80 degrees out. Strawberries & blackberries are some of my favorite summertime fruit, so I thought I’d get a jump start and make some homemade chocolate covered fruit!

It’s surprisingly easy and not very time consuming, and although these aren’t beautiful (presentation is not my forte), they were pretty delicious!

What you need:

tin foil

a cookie sheet

strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or whatever kind of fruit you want (I’m going to try bananas next time!)

semi sweet chocolate chips

a double boiler OR a microwave OR being really attentive with a spoon and a regular saucepan

some paper towels


a nice plate to put them on

How to MakeĀ  Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

  1. Wash the strawberries thoroughly, pat dry with a paper towel, and set aside
  2. Line a cookie tin with some tin foil
  3. Melt the chocolate. I did it with a regular sauce pan because I own neither a microwave nor a double boiler. If you use a normal saucepan, you need to stir the chocolate frequently and make sure not to let it get too hot. Take the pan off the stove when most of the chips are melted, but not all. Then just mix with the wooden spoon (or a spatula) until the rest are melted.
  4. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and lay flat on the cookie pan
  5. Stick it in the fridge until the chocolate hardens
  6. Gently peel off the cookie sheet and place on the plate you plan to serve them on!

I added a little bit of sea salt to the outside of some of them also. You could also try dipping them in some nuts (like chopped walnuts) before you place them on the cookie tin.

I think next time I”m going to try maybe even adding a little chile powder to the mix to see how it goes!

How to Make Chocolate Covered Blackberries

This was just an experimentation and I flew by the seat of my pants. I think it might work better if the berries were actually frozen, or colder, instead of wet and mushy, so I”m going to try that next time. Basically you do the same thing as the strawberries! I realized it was hard to stick a toothpick in and then get the chocolate on top, so what I ended up doing is just throwing a bunch of blackberries in the bowl a the same time and gently rolling them in the chocolate with the wooden spoon. Then I used a toothpick to pick out each one gently, and place it on the cookie sheet. These were really delicious!


These sweet treats are only 48 calories per strawberry!




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