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Vegan Chocolate Strawberries

These vegan chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect mix of indulgent and nutritious. They make a beautiful, elegant looking edible gift for Valentine’s day and can be decorated to your preference!

Dairy Free Chocolate Strawberries On A Plate

With Valentine’s day coming up in a few weeks, I thought it would be a nice time to get started on some romantic-themed desserts.

First up: dairy-free chocolate dipped strawberries.

Obviously, making vegan chocolate strawberries is pretty self-explanatory… You get the strawberries, dip them in melted chocolate and you’re good to go. But I thought I’d make a little post with some tips to make the process a little smoother for you.

How To Decorate Vegan Chocolate Strawberries

I made a few different kinds of chocolate strawberries for this post. White chocolate, dark chocolate, pink-white chocolate and marbled. I think the combination looks so pretty and classy together!

Dairy-free chocolate strawberries can be decorated in all sorts of ways. As you’ll see from my images, I marbled some, drizzled some with chocolate, and added cake sprinkles to others. I just thought it’d make the strawberries stand out a little from regular ones!

The drizzled ones were simple. After the coating of chocolate on the strawberries had hardened, I melted the leftover chocolate and drizzled over a small amount using a teaspoon then let that dry too.

The marbled ones might look difficult but they actually weren’t at all. Just put some melted dark chocolate in a small container and pipe some circles or a drizzle of melted white chocolate on top. Use a toothpick to feather the white chocolate then dip your strawberry in, twisting it as you pull it out.

Creating Marbled Chocolate

If you want something a little more extravagant, you can add edible glitter or cake sprinkles, or even pipe fancy patterns onto the strawberries. If using sprinkles or glitters, just make sure to check that they’re vegan friendly. I used Tesco pink & red heart sprinkles on some of mine. Check out my vegan truffles recipe for some other decorating inspiration.

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Dairy-free chocolate options

You can use chocolate chips, buttons or bars for this recipe. I’ve listed some of my favourites below but check out my chocolate guide for all the best vegan options.

I personally LOVE using dark chocolate. Because it’s higher in cocoa, it melts easier, stays smooth longer and looks the best (in my opinion) when it’s set on the strawberry.

However, saying that, I do love the sweetness and the colour contrast that white chocolate gives. Dairy-free white chocolate doesn’t stay smooth for long when it’s melted though. It tends to clump up or become grainy after a while so you’ll need to work quickly if you’re using it.

White chocolate is also the best type to use if you want to use different colours such as pink or red. I would highly recommend using gel colouring over liquid to keep the chocolate as smooth as possible. I like PME gels.

And of course, you could also use vegan “milk” chocolate if you’re not into dark or white. Taste wise, it’s my favorite out of the 3 but it’s also the most expensive type here in the UK so I try to limit my use.

Here are some of my favorite chocolates to use for baking:

Dark and semi-sweet chocolate

White chocolate

Sweet & ‘Milk’ chocolate

How To Make Vegan Chocolate Strawberries: Step By Step

Step 1:

First off, wash your strawberries. The last thing you want is to be eating dirty strawberries!

After you’ve given them a good rinse, dry them off using a paper towel. Be very gentle when you do this so as not to squish the strawberries or damage the stems.

Step 2:

Next, line a large tray with baking paper or have a non-stick cookie tray to hand.

Now it’s time to melt your chocolate of choice. As I said earlier, I used dark chocolate, white chocolate and “pink” chocolate (a.k.a. white chocolate with pink food gel added).

Chop up the chocolate into small pieces and keep a few squares aside if you want to drizzle some over at the end.

My favorite method of melting chocolate is by placing a glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water on a low heat (making sure the bowl isn’t touching the water). Then, you place the chocolate inside of the bowl and mix gently until it’s completely melted.

chopped white chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water

I like this method because it gives me the best control, especially when using white chocolate which tends to burn easily. I’ve found that when I put chocolate in the microwave, it’s always hit or miss- sometimes it burns or becomes grainy. Melting the chocolate in a pot heats it more evenly, makes it smoother and prevents it from clumping up.

melted white chocolate in a pot with a wooden spoon in

If making pink chocolate, divide melted white chocolate into two bowls. In one of the bowls, add a small amount of pink food gel using a toothpick and stir in gently.

adding pink food gel to white chocolate using a toothpick
pink-white chocolate in a bowl

As I mentioned, you need to move quite quickly when working with white chocolate. Make sure you have your washed and dried strawberries ready to go before you start this step.

Step 3:

Grab a strawberry by the stem and dip it into the bowl until most of it is immersed in the chocolate.

white chocolate dipped strawberry

Gently swirl it round a few times to get rid of excess chocolate and place it onto your lined baking tray to set.

pink white chocolate dipped strawberry

Once you’ve coated all the strawberries, place them in the fridge for an hour or so to let the chocolate harden.

chocolate covered strawberries on a line baking tray

Note that if you’re adding any glitter or sprinkles, it’s best to do this while the chocolate is still wet.

FAQ

How should chocolate covered strawberries be stored?

I’d recommend storing your chocolate strawberries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze them?

I don’t recommend freezing these due to the delicate nature of the fruit.

White Chocolate Strawberry In A Small Case

That’s it for now! I hope you enjoy this recipe and have fun sharing the strawberries with your loved ones (or eating them all to yourself like I did).

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Strawberries dipped in dairy-free chocolate.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan chocolate covered strawberries
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 Medium-sized strawberries
  • 400 g / 14oz Chocolate of choice (I used a mix of dark and white)

For pink chocolate:

  • Pink food gel added to melted white chocolate (I use PME food gel)

Extras (optional):

  • Cake sprinkles or glitter for decoration

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the strawberries and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Break the chocolate up into small pieces, place them into a heat-proof bowl and melt.

  3. Stir pink gel colour into the melted white chocolate if using.

  4. Grab a strawberry by the stem and dip it in the melted chocolate until covered evenly. Gently spin the strawberry round a few times to get rid of any excess chocolate, then place it onto your lined baking tray. Top with any sprinkles or glitter while the chocolate is still wet.

  5. Repeat until all of the strawberries are used up then place them in the fridge for 1 hour to set.

Recipe Notes

  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Pour any unused melted chocolate into cupcake cases to use again at a later date.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Amount Per Serving (1 strawberry with dark chocolate)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.
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Aneri

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Hi, where did you get the vegan white chocolate? My boyfriend is a fan and I can't seem to find one with good reviews anywhere!

Chloe

Wednesday 5th of February 2020

Hi Aneri! I usually use the "Free From Kitchen" brand or Sainsbury's free from white chocolate bars. But if you're in the USA...I've been told that Dee's Best white chocolate chips are good- they're available on Amazon US and have pretty good reviews! Also King David and Polar Dream white chocolate bars.

Hope that helps! xo

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