What's better than a chocolate-covered strawberry? Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick! Turn the classic chocolate treat into a fun, fruity, handheld dessert, fit for any celebration! This quick & easy skewer recipe is gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and paleo with just 2 ingredients. A perfect kid-friendly way to decorate, serve, and eat!
Have you ever turned down a chocolate-covered strawberry? (I'll answer for you...) I don't think so! They're the easiest "fancy" dessert! At least, I've always associated them with a fancy treat. When you cover anything in a thick glossy layer of chocolate, you can turn any mundane ingredient into a devilishly decadent delicacy! You might typically associate chocolate-covered fruit with Valentine's Day, but when it's summer and ALL the berries are just prime and overflowing in your fridge, I think that's the best time to do some chocolate dipping!
The best way to make chocolate-covered strawberries
It can be so tedious dipping each individual strawberry in chocolate and then setting them down on wax paper to dry (in the process, messing up the smooth, all-around exterior of the glossy chocolate!) Putting the strawberries on a stick completely trumps the old process for various reasons...
- Just pop the strawberries on a stick and roll them in melted chocolate.
- No messy chocolate hands since you hold the free end of the stick!
- So much quicker since you'll be coating multiple berries at once.
- Easier to serve and decorate. Beautiful strawberry bouquet-style, perhaps? (homemade Edible Arrangement!)
- Most importantly....easier to eat! No messy hands and you can enjoy an actual serving, all on one stick! (No one eats just ONE chocolate-covered strawberry!)
How to make chocolate-covered strawberries
Equipped with a fresh pint of beautiful strawberries, a bag (or two) of allergy-free chocolate, and wooden kabob sticks, you can get this chocolate coated party started! Just pinch the green leaves off the tops of the strawberries, then poke the pointed end of the kabob stick through the center of the strawberries (I put 4 on each stick). With the strawberries on the stick, melt your chocolate in a large wide bowl, before rolling the strawberry skewers in the melted dairy-free chocolate (I used a spoon to help coat), and then standing the sticks up to dry. I stood the sticks up in the strawberry container; you can also use something styrofoam to hold the sticks in!
Best chocolate to use
I actually used a mixture of Enjoy Life rice milk and dark allergy-free chocolate squares. You can melt chips or squares and use whatever ratio you'd like. I melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until completely melted and drippy!
How to decorate
While the chocolate is still wet, you'll want to add any additional decorations. I chose to use rainbow sprinkles which were easy to just sprinkle on and fully coat the chocolate! You can get as fancy or keep it as simple as you want. Some other ideas:
- Coat them in allergy-free white chocolate instead
- Drizzle them in another color chocolate (add natural food coloring to allergy-free white chocolate!)
- Use shredded coconut
- Try chopped nuts or seeds (depending on allergy needs!)
- Use other fun shaped or colored sprinkles
How to store
Once you've dipped and decorated your chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick and the chocolate has mostly hardened, keep the sticks standing up in the container or foam you used and place them in the fridge to really chill and harden for at least 30 minutes before serving. From there, you can keep the chocolate-covered strawberry skewers at room-temperature (in a cool room) in an air-tight container. You actually don't need or want to keep them refrigerated, as that can affect the texture of the chocolate!
How long can you keep chocolate-covered strawberries?
At room temperature, you'll want to eat them with a day. If you do keep them in the fridge they can last 4-5 days, but the quality won't be the best. However, if you need to make them ahead of time and need to preserve the quality and flavor, you can freeze the berries! Freeze them in a single layer baking sheet (so the chocolate-covered strawberries don't stick together), once completely frozen, you can combine them into a container and freezer for a good 4-5 months. To thaw, simply take them out and either eat the chocolate-covered strawberry kabobs frozen or thaw for an hour or two at room temperature before serving.
Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries on a Stick
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries On A Stick (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
What's better than a chocolate-covered strawberry? Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a Stick! Turn the classic chocolate treat into a fun, fruity, handheld dessert, fit for any celebration! This quick & easy recipe is gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and paleo with just 2 ingredients. A perfect kid-friendly way to decorate, serve, and eat!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4-5 1x
- Category: Dessert, Snack
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Remove the green top leaves from the clean strawberries.
- Thread about 4 strawberries onto each wooden kabob stick (leave the last strawberry covering the pointy end).
- Melt your choice of chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl (30-second intervals, mixing with a knife between times until melted).
- With the help of a spoon, roll and coat your strawberry sticks in the melted chocolate.
- Place upright in a holder for and add optional decorations at this point before the chocolate drys. If drizzling adding chocolate, you will want to wait for the first layer of chocolate to try.
- Store the finished sticks in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving.
*The amounts listed for this recipe are just general guidelines for a typical store-bought container of strawberries. You can use more or less, add more strawberries to the stick, and adjust the chocolate amount accordingly.
- Serving Size: 1 Stick
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You see, chocolate-covered strawberries are out, chocolate-covered strawberry pops are also out, but chocolate-covered strawberry sticks? ALL in! Multiple berries, lots more chocolate, so perfect for decorating! Walkable, hand-held deliciousness! Any part of the celebration will not be complete without this quick and easy fruity treat! They can be for kids and adults, plus they're fantastic for a family decorating party!
More easy chocolate treats to try:
- 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Tahini Ice Cream
- Mini Chewy Gluten-Free Fudge Brownie Bites
- No-Bake Gluten-Free S'mores Parfait
- Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
- 3-Ingredient Maple Tahini Freezer Fudge
So tell me:
+ Favorite chocolate-covered fruit? Strawberries and blueberries!
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