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Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The perfect fun and festive Halloween treat, these chocolate-covered strawberries are perfect for any spooky celebration! They’re easy to make and even easier to eat.

6 pumpkin decorated strawberries.
the one on the upper right is extra scary.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • They are easy to make. Candy melts are easy to work with and make this a simple project.
  • They are festive and fun. These strawberries are perfect for a Halloween party or any other spooky celebration.
  • They are delicious (to kids). Because, let’s be honest, everything is better when it’s covered in chocolate. And in a pinch, candy melts will work

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

strawberries and candy melts on dark surface.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these spooky strawberries:

  • large strawberries
  • orange candy melts 
  • black candy melts
  • to make ghosts, you’ll also want white candy melts and candy eyes

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  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Microwave-safe bowls

🍴Instructions

Step One: Dip

melted chocolate and dipped strawberries.

Prepare the strawberries by washing and drying them. Allow them to come to room temperature before you start.

Melt the candy melts. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your “base layer” color of candy melts according to package directions. If you overheat them, they will become hard and clumpy. To coat the strawberry in candy melts, hold it by the green top or use a skewer. Dip it into the orange or white candy melts. You can either coat it fully or leave red “shoulders”.

Step Two: decorate

mummy and pumpkin strawberries

Use a toothpick to draw a face on your jack o’lantern. For mummies, add candy eyes.

Let set up. Place on parchment paper and let cool until the chocolate hardens

🥫 Storage instructions

Chocolate-covered strawberries are best made the day you’ll serve them and stored at cool room temperature. They will last a day or two in the fridge and actually do better if you leave them uncovered.

Unfortunately, they do not freeze well.

🔍 FAQs


Can I use dark chocolate instead of black candy melts?

Actually, no. It doesn’t dry as quickly, and the jack o’lantern face will slide around and get messy. I tried.

What if I want to make ghosts instead of jack o’lanterns?

For ghosts, you’ll want to use white candy melts and candy eyes. The method is the same as for the jack o’lanterns.

What if I don’t like candy melts?

I hear you. This is a fun kid project, not a gourmet treat. But you can always dip them in real chocolate and add Halloween sprinkles.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • One of the keys to perfectly chocolate-covered strawberries is making sure your fruit is completely dry and room temperature before you start. If you start with cold berries, they will “sweat” as they warm up.
  • If your candy melts are getting too thick or hard to work with, you can add a little shortening to thin it out. Just be careful not to add too much, or your chocolate will be too runny.
  • If you want to get creative, you can add all sorts of decorations to these strawberries. Try using different colors of candy melts, adding sprinkles, or even dipping them in white chocolate and then rolling in Halloween-themed sprinkles. The sky’s the limit!

📘 Related Recipes

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strawberry decorated like jack o lantern.

📖 Here’s the recipe

close up of strawberries with fake spiders.
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Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Prep Time:30 mins
Total Time:30 mins
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Equipment

  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Microwave-safe bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large strawberries
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts (1 package)
  • 3 ounces black candy melts
  • to make ghosts, you'll also want white candy melts and candy eyes

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries. Wash and dry the strawberries and allow them to come to room temperature.
  • Melt the candy melts. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white candy melts according to package directions. Do not overheat, or they will become hard and clumpy.
  • Dip. Holding the strawberry by the green top or with a skewer, dip it into the orange or white candy melts.. You can either coat it fully or leave red "shoulders". I
  • Decorate. Using a toothpick, draw on a face for jack o'lanterns. For mummies, add candy eyes.
  • Let set up. Place on parchment paper and let cool until the chocolate hardens

Notes

If you get tired of decorating, simply sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles while they are still wet.  They’ll look cute mixed in with the more elaborate ones.  

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall chocolate covered strawberries, harvest chocolate covered strawberries
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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