White Chocolate Covered Strawberries have an impressive presentation. This simple recipe is foolproof and you can mix it up with different toppings. You could even mix it up with different fruit for chocolate covered fruit.
Vegan white chocolate strawberries are so easy to make! They’re fun to make too because you get to use your creative side. Have no fear though. They taste just as good when they are dipped with no decoration.
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Vegan white chocolate
Technically, white chocolate is not really chocolate as it doesn’t contain any chocolate solids. It's made of a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, and vanilla and has a creamy, delicate flavor.
Vegan white chocolate does not have any milk products. You can find the vegan varieties in bark form or as white chips.
Ingredients you’ll need
It only takes three ingredients plus your topping choice to make these strawberries treats. See below what you need to make this easy recipe:
- Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Almond Bark
- White Chocolate Almond Bark
- Sprinkles - sprinkles for topping! See some other topping ideas below in the post.
How to make
Making chocolate covered fruit is so simple and easy to do! Make a batch for a date-night in, a special day, or even get the kids involved for a fun family activity. Here are the easy steps.
- Prep the Strawberries - Wash the fresh strawberries and dry thoroughly. The melted coating sticks better to dry strawberries. I like to leave the stem top on the strawberries for easier dipping and eating. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt Chocolate - Add the almond bark to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in between. Stop when it is almost fully melted and stir until smooth.
- Dip Strawberries - Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and immediately add the sprinkles or other toppings. Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet and let set until the coating hardens.
- Drizzle the Dipped Strawberries - For a pretty presentation, melt the other almond bark in the microwave and fill a plastic squeeze bottle. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the dipped strawberries.
How to melt chocolate
There are two easy ways to do this - either using a microwave or double boiler. See the instructions below for both:
- Microwave: Add the chopped chocolate to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute then stir. Repeat the process, microwaving in 20-30 second intervals and stirring in between each.
Working in intervals helps to protect the chocolate from burning. Stop microwaving when it is 90% melted and stir until it is fully melted and smooth.
- Double Boiler: Bring a pot of water to simmer on the stove. Add the chopped chocolate to a heatproof bowl (like glass) and set on top of the pot of water.
The bottom of the bowl should not touch the water. The steam from the simmering water will heat the bowl and melt the chocolate. Stir frequently. It will melt and become smooth.
There are lots of fun options to use as toppings for chocolate covered fruit. Use your favorites and try different combinations. Here are some of my favorite toppings:
- Sprinkles - I love using sprinkles to add to the experience, but you can also use festive colored sprinkles for different holidays.
- Graham Cracker Crumbs (or other cookie crumbs) - Cookie crumbs are a great way to give a different texture to the chocolate covered strawberries.
- Mini Chocolate Chips - Use dairy-free mini chips to max out the chocolate experience!
- Chopped Nuts - Finely chop up your favorite nuts to use as a topping. Bonus points if you toast the nuts first for extra flavor!
No, you cannot use frozen strawberries and these covered strawberries can also not be frozen afterwards either. They will turn to mush when defrosted.
They can be stored in a single layer on the countertop or tabletop. Store them away from the sun or hot lights to keep the chocolate from melting.
Not long. They are best enjoyed the day you make them or the next day.
More vegan strawberry desserts
- Dairy Free Strawberry Ice Cream Bonbons - Chocolate covered ice cream balls make a delicious chilled treat.
- Slow Cooker Strawberry Crisp - A super easy recipe that is no fuss! Turn fresh strawberries and some staple ingredients into a delicious fruit crisp.
- Pomegranate Strawberry Popsicles - You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries to make these popsicles that are perfect for summer!
White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 36 Strawberries - this is an estimate depending on the size of the strawberries
- 16 ounces chocolate almond bark *see notes
- 16 ounces white chocolate almond bark *see notes
- chocolate and white sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Prepare all of the toppings you are using. Clean strawberries.
- Add one of the Almond Bark colors to a microwave safe bowl. The amount will depend on how many strawberries you are coating. ** see notes
- Microwave chocolate starting with 1 minute, Stir.
- Heat for 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each time. Stop just before it is completely melted, then stir until it’s completely melted. This is to prevent the chocolate from burning.
- Dip strawberries in melted chocolate and immediately add sprinkles.
- Place on parchment covered baking sheet.
- For drizzling - melt Almond Bark in the microwave, then fill a plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle the strawberries.
- You will probably not use all of these chocolate squares but you need to buy by the bag. You may have some stored in your pantry.