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Funfetti White Chocolate Strawberries are the best of all worlds. Anything tastes better when it is dipped in chocolate, and we all know rainbow sprinkles make everything more fun. So Customize these super easy chocolate-covered strawberries for any special day or holiday!
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White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a timeless classic. When added to a selection of desserts, they are always one of the first to disappear. From kids to adults, nobody can resist grabbing one and taking a bite, hearing the crack of the chocolate before their teeth sink into that juicy berry.
You can make someone’s day by presenting them with a box of these lovely little treats. But they can be very expensive to buy, which seems silly since they are so simple to make.
And when you make your own chocolate-covered strawberries, you can add decorations for any holiday or occasion.
These funfetti strawberries are dipped in white chocolate so that the bright and fun rainbow sprinkles really stand out. They are perfect for a birthday party or any spring or summer celebration.
Tips for Success
Before we get started, while this seems like a super simple and straightforward recipe (and it is!), it is really the preparation that sets you up for success.
What is the best white chocolate to melt?
You have three main options when it comes to white chocolate for melting and making candies.
- Candy melts: these are small round chocolate wafers that are tempered so that they melt nice and smooth and harden in a thin, crisp, and shiny shell.
- Chocolate bark: also known as almond bark, it is similar to candy melts in its consistency and finish. But it usually comes in bars or squares.
- Chocolate bars or chips: these can be used in a pinch, but since they are intended more for baking than melting and coating, they are not tempered the same. So they may not melt as easily or as smooth, and sometimes give a cloudy finish. But if you are planning to completely cover it in sprinkles, that may not matter to you.
How do you melt white chocolate for dipping?
I always recommend checking the package directions, which may vary depending on the brand of chocolate you use. But in general, there are two techniques.
- Microwave: Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 50% power, stirring every 15-30 seconds until it is smooth. Do not let it burn. In fact, even if you still see a few bits of unmelted chocolate, try to stir it for a few seconds before putting it back in the microwave.
- Double-boiler: Melting chocolate in a pot directly over a flame will cause it to scorch. If you don’t have a double boiled, just set a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir the chocolate until it is melted.
How do you get chocolate to stick to strawberries?
The key is clean, dry berries. You’ll want to let them come to room temperature so that you don’t get any condensation on them. Be sure to wash them under cool water and dry thoroughly with paper towels or a kitchen towel. Then let them air dry for just a bit so that any last bits of moisture evaporate.
- Fresh strawberries: Keep the stems on, and, as discussed above, wash and dry them thoroughly.
- White chocolate: As mentioned previously, you can use candy melts, coating chocolate bark, or even white chocolate bars or chips, in a pinch.
- Sprinkles: This is where to get creative. Just grab some rainbow sprinkles or seasonal ones for the holiday you are celebrating, or make your own custom blend. In the photos, you’ll see a mixture of jimmies, candy pearls, and confetti. You can even purchase blends of fancy sprinkles.
Don’t want sprinkles? Drizzle with melted chocolate, or dip in mini chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies, or anything you love. Get creative!
Gluten Free Tip: Double check that your white chocolate and sprinkles are gluten free!
How to make White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
It’s as easy as one, two, three!
- Prepare: Wash and thoroughly dry your strawberries. Line a baking pan or cutting board with wax paper or a silicone baking matt. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.
- Dip: Dip the strawberries into the white chocolate and then immediately into the sprinkles.
- Cool: Place on the lined board or pan and allow the chocolate to harden for at least 15 minutes. If it is warm where you are working, you may need to refrigerate for several minutes to chill and firm up completely.
After you dipped the white chocolate strawberries
It is definitely best to enjoy your chocolate-covered strawberries the same day you make them for the best flavor and texture. If it is warm in your house, you may need to pop them into the refrigerator to set for 10-15 minutes. But once the chocolate has hardened, you should keep them out at room temperature to avoid mushy berries and
If you are going to enjoy the chocolate-covered strawberries within a few hours or by the next day, I recommend keeping them covered in a cool place.
If you need to keep them longer, they can be refrigerated for a couple of days. However, the berries will start to soften and condensation will form on the chocolate. Packing them in an airtight container lined with paper towels can minimize this.
What to do with them
- Give them as a gift: Wrap the white chocolate covered strawberries loosely in tissue paper and place in a box to give to someone you love, maybe with some Nutella Cheesecake Brownies for serious decadence.
- Add them to a dessert platter: Decorate with Christmas sprinkles and add them to your Christmas Cookie Platter, or set them out with any selection of mini desserts at a party.
- Decorate a cake: These strawberries make a great decoration to put on top of a cake or cupcakes. They are the perfect match for a Gluten Free Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries or to dress up a simple Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcake.
- Have ice cream sundaes: Forget the maraschino cherries. After you’ve covered your ice cream in Hot Fudge and whipped cream, add a berry on top!
Funfetti White Chocolate Strawberries
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 1 cup white chocolate candy melts, coating chocolate, bark, or chocolate chips
- Desired amount of rainbow sprinkles or other decorations
- Wash the strawberries and dry thoroughly with a paper towel or kitchen towel. Let dry and com to room temperature for about 15-30 minutes.
- Line a baking pan or cutting board with wax paper.
- Melt white chocolate according to the package directions. Typically this can be done n the microwave at 50% power, stirring in 15-30 second intervals, or by stirring in a double boiler or glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water.
- Dip strawberries into the melted chocolate, then immediately into the rainbow sprinkles.
- Place them on the wax paper-lined surface and let sit for at least 15 minutes to cool and harden. If they are not firming up, you can place them in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
- Strawberries are best kept in a cool area and enjoyed the same day. They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator with a paper towel to absorb moistute, but the strawberries may get a little soft and condensation may collect on the chocolate.