Chocolate Covered Strawberries are made in the shape of a heart. They make an impressive Valentine's Day Recipe to make for someone you love. Let me show you how easy it is to form a strawberry heart and then dip them in melted chocolate.
Trust me, once you create your first heart, you may not be able to look at strawberries the same again.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are one of my favorite treats and I love to make them for special occasions. I usually make them every year for Valentine's Day, but this time I thought, let's try something different.
If you're looking for a more traditional chocolate dipped strawberry, try my DIY Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe.
That's right, these are heart shaped strawberries. How cute is this idea? Your family and friends are going to love this treat and don't worry, they're really easy to make too...really!
They're not only delicious, but so pretty to give as a gift with their heart shape which is exactly what I did. I gave them to my neighbors and they loved them.
Serve these along with my Heart Shaped Oreo Truffles to the love in your life.
Valentine's Day Gift Tags
The perfect homemade treat for Valentine's Day deserves really cute cards and gift tags. Check out a few of my favorites:
Helpful Kitchen Tools
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- Melted chocolate drizzle tool - for melted chocolate
- Parchment Baking Sheets or waxed paper - when using melted chocolate I prefer waxed paper, but parchment paper works great too.
- Almond bark - in white and chocolate.
Exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!
- Fresh Strawberries
- Chocolate Almond Bark
- Vanilla Almond Bark
- Toothpicks - okay, technically not an ingredient, but you do need toothpicks to help you create the heart shapes.
Step 1: How to Make Heart Shaped Strawberries
Take the stem off of the strawberries, don't cut the stem, just pull it off. Then cut the strawberries in half and lay them flat on a cutting board.
Place them together with the pointy bottoms touching. Secure them with a toothpick and you have a heart.
It only takes a few minutes to have a bunch put together. Try not to put the toothpick all the way through so you have something to hold on to while you dip the strawberries in the chocolate.
Step 2: How to Dip the Strawberries in Chocolate
Follow the instructions on the back of the almond bark package and melt a few squares. Make sure the strawberries are completely dry by wiping them down with a paper towel before dipping.
Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, trying to get the whole strawberry covered.
Once they're dipped, they begin to look like hearts. Don't you think?
Set them on a piece of wax paper to dry completely.
After they've dried, you may need to trim some of the melted chocolate away.
Step 3: How to Decorate the Strawberry Hearts
Begin with melting 2 to 4 squares of the white chocolate almond bark also according to the package directions.
Add the melted chocolate to the chocolate drizzle bottle and squeeze some of the melted white chocolate on top of the hearts.
- Just before dipping the strawberries wipe them off with a paper towel to make sure they're as dry as can be. Melted chocolate and water do not mix well at all.
- Make sure you leave some of the toothpicks sticking out of the strawberries to create a handle that will help you when dipping them in the chocolate.
- Lay the freshly dipped strawberries on waxed paper or parchment baking sheets so they can easily be removed to a serving tray.
Like this recipe? Try these other other Valentine's Day Recipes:
- Valentines Day Ice Cream Floats
- Heart Shaped Oreo Truffles
- Pudding Filled Puff Pastry Hearts - working with puff pastry is so easy and this recipe is really delicious!
- Fun February Holiday Meal Plan - my strawberries are included on this menu!
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- 1 pint fresh strawberries
- ½ package chocolate almond bark; 12 ounces
- 2 - 4 squares white chocolate almond bark
- Take the stem off of the strawberries, don’t cut the stem, just pull it off.
- Cut the strawberries in half and lay them flat on a cutting board. Place them together with the pointy bottoms touching.
- Secure them with a toothpick and you have a heart.
- Try not to put the toothpick all the way through so you have something to hold on to while you dip the strawberries in the chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate almond bark in the microwave according to the instructions on back of the package.
- Holding one end of the toothpick, carefully dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate, trying to get the whole strawberry covered.
- Once they’re dipped, they begin to look like hearts.
- Set them on a piece of wax paper to dry completely; about an hour or so.
- After they’ve dried, you may need to trim some of the melted chocolate away.
- After the strawberries have dried completely, melt the white chocolate and drizzle on top of the hearts.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2014 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!