Carrot Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries are easy to make! Make them for Easter dessert, to top a cupcake, cake, or even to gift. Juicy strawberries coated in orange chocolate resembling a carrot are always delicious.
Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are always so good! Typically we make them for Valentine’s Day but, these Carrot Strawberries are for Easter. They are tasty as is or add them to a cupcake, cake or even a dessert cup. Consider gifting them in a tin, wrap or box.
Unique Easter desserts are always a hit with my family. They are fun for the kids and also the adults. If you like to serve cute treats for the holiday, consider making these Carrot Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries or these other treats I have shared:
- Krispie Treat Carrots
- PEEPSs Cupcakes
- Chocolate Covered PEEPS
- Pretzel Chicks
- Nutter Butter Easter Chicks
Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries is so incredibly simple. I did use Orange Wilton Melting Wafers for these carrots. The color is perfect! You can purchase the melting chips at Michaels, Target, or over on Amazon.
If you would prefer to use chocolate chips, choose white chips, orange food coloring, and about one teaspoon of shortening. It will be a bit more effort to get the perfect coloring, but that method works as well.
Choosing strawberries this time of year can be difficult. Look for bright red and medium-sized. I think the medium resembles a carrot best.
Can I make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Ahead of Time?
You sure can, but fresh is best. I like to make the strawberries the night before serving or gifting. Dipped strawberries will last for two days when kept refrigerated. Note: some leakage will occur when they are stored.
Ingredients to make Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Orange Candy Melts
- Shortening (If using white chocolate chips)
- Orange Food Coloring (if using white chocolate chips)
How to Make Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries
First, add parchment paper to a large baking sheet and then set aside.
Then, wash and dry the strawberries. Be sure you completely dry before moving on to the next step. Moisture will make the chocolate very runny and possibly not harden the way it should.
Add the entire bag of melting chips to a small saucepan. Then, heat on low and stir continuously until chocolate has melted. Look for smoothness. Remove from heat.
Next, hold the pan at an angle and coat each strawberry in orange chocolate. Be careful not to dip the stem. Then place on prepared pan.
Note: you can also use a small toothpick or stick to help with dipping if you prefer.
Allow the chocolate to harden. Return the pan to heat and reheat the remaining chocolate. Then, transfer to a piping bag or zipper bag.
Tip: Place the bag in a tall cup and fold down the sides. Using this method will make it easier to transfer the chocolate. No need for another set of hands!
Now, cut a tiny snip out of the corner of the bag to drizzle another layer of chocolate. This step is not necessary but makes the strawberries look a bit nicer. You could also dust the berries with sanding sugar before they dry if you prefer.
Easter Chocolate covered Strawberries
- 1 lb Strawberries
- 12 oz Orange Candy Melting Chips
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Wash and completely dry strawberries.
- Add melting chips to saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Hold pan at an angle and dip each strawberry in melted candy and twirl to coat evenly. Avoid dipping green leaves.
- Set dipped strawberry on prepared sheet.
- Allow chocolate to harden on strawberries,
- Return pan to low heat until melted again.
- Transfer candy to zippered or piping bag,
- Clip corner and drizzle lines over each strawberry.