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These vegan chocolate covered strawberries are super easy to make and so delicious! Only 2 ingredients are required, and various toppings are optional.
Chocolate is not out of reach when you’re vegan! There are so many vegan chocolates out there that are absolutely delicious, which makes this recipe so simple! All you need to do to turn chocolate covered strawberries into a vegan dessert is use vegan chocolate instead of milk chocolate!
These chocolate covered strawberries are a great treat any time of year, but they are an especially sweet treat for Valentine’s day.
Why You Will Love These Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- They are vegan
- They are sweet
- Only 2 ingredients are required
- They are super easy to make
*Find quantities in the recipe card below
All you need for these chocolate covered strawberries is:
- Vegan chocolate chips
- Fresh strawberries
Step by Step Instructions
First, prep your strawberries. You want to do this before melting the chocolate so that you can dip the strawberries immediately after the chocolate has melted. Wash and dry the strawberries thoroughly. If the strawberries aren’t dry, the chocolate won’t stick well.
Next, prepare any toppings. I put some chopped peanuts on one plate and coconut flakes on another so that the strawberries can be rolled in the toppings immediately after being dipped in chocolate.
Now you are ready to melt your vegan chocolate. Use the microwave or stovetop. See detailed instructions for melting chocolate below.
Once your chocolate has melted, hold the stem of your strawberries and dip them until they are covered. Then roll them in any toppings you want.
Place chocolate dipped strawberries on a parchment-lined plate or tray. Then place them in the fridge for 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
If you still have leftover melted chocolate after dipping all of your strawberries, you can dip any other fruit in it. Make sure you do this quickly, before the chocolate hardens.
These chocolate covered strawberries are best when eaten right away. You can store them in the fridge, but if they are in there for several hours, the chocolate will be quite hard and may be breakable. If this happens, leave them on the counter for 20 minutes so the chocolate softens up a bit.
How to Melt Chocolate
You can melt your vegan chocolate chips on the stove or in the microwave.
To melt in the microwave: Simply place your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Check the chocolate chips, then microwave for another 30 seconds if necessary and continue until the chocolate chips can be mixed and completely melted. For my microwave, this takes about 1 ½ minutes.
To melt on the stove: Put about an inch of water in a pot, then place a heat safe bowl over the pot, ensuring the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Place the chocolate chips in the bowl, then heat on low. Stir the chocolate chips until they have melted. Make sure the water doesn’t start to boil too much. It should only be a light simmer.
You can just dip your strawberries in chocolate and be done if you want, but you can also add a variety of toppings. Here are some suggestions:
- Chopped peanuts
- Any other chopped nuts
- Coconut flakes
Other Vegan Desserts
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
- Chocolate Chickpea Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- 12 small strawberries or 8-10 large
- Wash and dry the strawberries. Dry them thoroughly or else the melted chocolate won’t stick to them well.
- Prepare any toppings on plates so you can roll the strawberries immediately after dipping them in melted chocolate. I like to prepare a plate of chopped peanuts and a plate of coconut flakes.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the stove. If using the microwave, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing after each 30 second interval. I find it takes about 1 ½ minutes. If using the stove, put about an inch of water in a pot, then place a heat safe bowl on top of the stove, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Place the chocolate chips in the bowl and heat on low. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Hold the strawberries by their stems and dip them in the melted chocolate.
- Immediately after dipping in chocolate, roll the strawberries onto your plates of toppings if desired, then place them on a tray or plate lined with parchment paper.
- Set the tray or plate of strawberries in the fridge for 30 minutes to set the chocolate. Eating these chocolate covered strawberries immediately after the chocolate has set is best.