Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar

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Create a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bar! Dips, toppings, and coating tips for a perfect treat for parties, showers, or a casual evening. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bar Guide

After this Caramel Apple Bar was such a hit this past fall, I thought a chocolate-covered strawberry bar would be such a fun idea for Valentine’s or Game Days. But really, this is perfect for so many events – from bridal and baby showers to birthday bashes, Girls’ nights in, to fun family evenings.

The best part? Everyone can jazz up their strawberries their way, whether they’re feeling super indulgent or want to keep it on the lighter side. Plus, for anyone with dietary needs, it’s a dream – just pick what you like and skip what you don’t.

Closeup of a strawberry dipped in white chocolate and graham cracker crumbs

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bar Supplies 

  • Wide-mouth Mason Jars for easy dipping in melted chocolate.
  • Half-filled 6-quart slow cooker to keep the chocolates warm and gooey.
  • Muffin Pan with liners or small bowls for various toppings.
  • Squeeze Bottles for drizzles (optional).
  • Skewers or toothpicks for easy dipping.
  • Optional: Labels for sauce and topping identification, festive decorations, and a nut grinder for quickly chopping cookies, nuts, cereals, and candies.

A slow cooker filled with warm water to keep the bottles of chocolate warm and gooey

Chocolates To Choose From

Pick four (or more!) of the following:

  1. Dark chocolate: Choose this one for rich and intense flavor.
  2. Milk chocolate: Or go with creamy and sweet chocolate.
  3. White chocolate: This one is sweet, made from cocoa butter; no cocoa solids mean no chocolate-brown color
  4. Ruby chocolate: Berry-like tang, naturally pink, and creamy texture that’ll surprise everyone.
  5. Butterscotch: It’s sweet with a distinct caramel-toffee flavor.
  6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips: Creamy peanut butter flavor mixed with milk chocolate: YUM!

QUICK TIP

Try Ruby Chocolate! Created in 2017 by Belgian chocolatier Barry Callebaut, this naturally pink chocolate has a berry-like tang and creamy texture. It’s not widely available in stores, but you can find it online. Use high-quality chocolate chips for richer, more indulgent dipping sauces.

Optional: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Drizzles

  1. Peanut butter: Add a nutty flavor for the non-chocolate folks.
  2. Cookie butter (biscoff): This decadent spread has a spiced, gingerbread-like flavor.
  3. Nutella: This chocolate-hazelnut blend with a sweet flavor is a crowd favorite.

The fresh strawberries washed and ready to go for this recipe.

Strawberries

  1. Dry the strawberries: Make sure they’re completely dry for better chocolate adherence.
  2. Use toothpicks: Insert for easy dipping and handling.
  3. Cool quickly: Place on parchment paper after dipping and decorating.

Image of a muffin pan with all the ingredients used to dip the strawberries for Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar in the various wells.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Topping Ideas

If using a muffin tin, choose 12 of the following:

  1. Cereals: Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, crushed Reese’s, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  2. Flakes and nuts: Sweetened coconut, crushed nuts.
  3. Candy bits: Heath bar, toffee bits, mini chocolate chips, various sprinkles.
  4. Crushed cookies: Oreos, Graham Crackers, Nilla Wafers, Pretzels.
  5. Note: We refer to some trademarked brands for two reasons. 1) They’re high-quality products that we use in our test kitchens and 2)they create instant name recognition to illustrate steps in the recipe process. We respect trademarks and branding!

QUICK TIP

Be aware of common allergens like nuts. Keep them away from other toppings and label them clearly.

Image of a chocolate-dipped strawberry topped with cookie crumbs

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar

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Create a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bar! Dips, toppings, and coating tips for a perfect treat at parties, showers, or any casual evening. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar all set up ready to go.
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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar all set up ready to go.
5 from 1 vote
Create a Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Bar! Dips, toppings, and coating tips for a perfect treat at parties, showers, or any casual evening. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Course Dessert, treat
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Keyword Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Dessert Bar
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -12 people, depending on how many prepared sauces and strawberies
Chelsea Lords
Cost $24.12

Equipment

  • Wide-mouth glass jars (Note 1)
  • 6-quart slow cooker, plus water
  • Muffin tin, plus liners (or miniature bowls), for toppings
  • Toothpicks, for dipping
  • Parchment paper, for setting

Ingredients

Chocolates:

  • 1 cup good quality chocolate chips (We use white, dark, milk, and ruby. Other options: butterscotch, peanut butter, peanut butter and milk chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil

Toppings; Pick Your Favorites:

  • Fruity pebbles, Cocoa pebbles, Crushed Reese's cereal, Crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Sweetened coconut flakes, crushed nuts
  • Heath bar, toffee bits, miniature chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles, festive sprinkles
  • Blended-up Oreos, Graham Crackers, Nilla Wafers, Pretzels

Optional Drizzling Sauces:

  • Peanut butter, Cookie butter (Biscoff), Nutella

Strawberries, completely dry

Instructions

  • CHOCOLATE SAUCES: Mix chocolate chips and oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until smooth. Transfer to a wide-mouth mason jar using a spatula. Alternatively, melt the chocolate directly in the jar, stirring well. (See note 2)
  • STRAWBERRIES: Ensure they are completely dry so the sauces adhere properly and to make sure chocolate doesn't seize up.
  • DRIZZLES: Warm in microwave, then transfer to squeeze bottles.
  • ASSEMBLY: Fill a 6-quart slow cooker halfway with water, set on high. Place the chocolate and drizzle sauces into the jars, ensuring no water enters the jars. Keep sauces warm in the crockpot, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.
  • TOPPINGS: Use a nut grinder or small food processor to pulse cookies, pretzels, and nuts to the desired size. Arrange toppings in a muffin tin with liners or miniature bowls.
  • SERVING STATION: Set up with the slow cooker, dry strawberries, and toppings. Provide skewers or toothpicks for dipping. Put out some trays or plates with parchment paper to set dipped strawberries on. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: Supplies:
  • Wide-mouth Mason Jars for easy dipping in melted chocolate.
  • Half-filled 6-quart slow cooker for warm, gooey chocolates.
  • Muffin pan with liners or small bowls for various toppings.
  • Squeeze bottles for drizzles (optional).
  • Skewers or toothpicks for easy dipping.
  • Optional: Labels for sauce and topping identification, festive decorations, and a nut grinder for quickly chopping cookies, nuts, cereals, and candies.
Note 2: Chocolate: Quality matters when it comes to chocolate. Premium brands are worth the higher price. The ingredients are more pure, without additives and waxes.
Nutrition information is not included, since your choices of ingredients will affect the end result.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.

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