Football Strawberries

This game day, add these sweet football strawberries to your savory snack spread! What can be better than fresh, juicy strawberries dipped in chocolate and decorated like adorable footballs? These festive treats are the perfect way to add a touch of fun and sweetness to your big game or Super Bowl spread. They’re simple to make and require just a few easy-to-find ingredients. Plus, they’re a healthier dessert alternative, packed with the juicy goodness of fresh strawberries and the antioxidants of dark chocolate. Each one is dipped in rich, smooth chocolate and adorned with delicate white frosting stripes, mimicking the laces of a real football. They’re not just delicious, they’re incredibly entertaining to look at! Whether you’re hosting a party or enjoying a cozy game day, these football strawberries are sure to be a hit.

Why You’ll Love This Dessert

It’s quick and easy to make!

These football strawberries are so much fun.

They’re perfect for game day or the Super Bowl.

These strawberries are the perfect sweet treat to complement your salty snacks!

They are kid-friendly!

These are easily made gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

They can be made in under 30 minutes!

Equipment Needed

All you need to make these football strawberries is 2 bowls, 1 ziploc bag parchment paper and a baking sheet or plate. It is optional to use a toothpick or skewer to dip the strawberries.

How To Pick Strawberries

Choose berries with a deep, even red color throughout. Avoid any with pale patches, green areas, or white tips, as these indicate under-ripeness.

Look for a healthy shine on the surface, not a dullness or wrinkles.

Strawberries should be firm but slightly give to gentle pressure. Avoid mushy or bruised berries.

Fresh strawberries have bright green caps and stems. Brown or wilted caps and stems indicate past-their-prime berries.

If buying pre-packaged berries, avoid containers with excessive juice at the bottom, indicating bruised or damaged berries.

Ingredients Needed

Strawberries: I like to use organic strawberries whenever possible because strawberries are on the dirty list! I have provided tips on how to find the best ripe strawberries.

Coconut Oil: Adding coconut oil to the chocolate helps to make it shiny!

Dark Chocolate: I used dairy free dark chocolate because I am dairy free. Feel free to use any kind you love!

White Chocolate: This will be used to draw the laces on the football strawberries! I used dairy free white chocolate because I am dairy free.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2: Wash and pat the strawberries dry. Make sure they are thoroughly dried before dipping.

Step 3: Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl.

Step 4: Dip each strawberry in the chocolate holding the stem or using a toothpick or skewer.

Step 5: Place the dipped strawberries on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let them harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes or chill them in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes for faster setting.

Step 6: Melt the white chocolate in a bowl and transfer it to a small ziplock bag. Snip off a tiny corner and create a piping bag. Draw on football laces. Serve and enjoy!

Variations

Ditch the classic dark chocolate and melt white chocolate, then tint it with food coloring to match your favorite team’s colors. Drizzle contrasting lines over the top for a striped effect.

Use frosting instead of melted white chocolate for the football laces!

Lacing Tips

Melt your white chocolate and transfer it to a small ziploc bag. Snip off a teeny corner with scissors to create a makeshift piping bag. This gives you more control than a pastry bag for fine lines.

Rest your piping hand on a stable surface or even a skewer held across the strawberry for extra support. Take deep breaths and move slowly for clean lines.

Start with a straight lines from the top to the bottom of the strawberry. Add shorter lines down the middle. Don’t worry about making them perfectly even, real laces aren’t!

Pro Tips

Make sure the strawberries are completely dry before dipping them in chocolate!

How To Serve

Use a platter or tray decorated like a football field with green frosting or edible grass and arrange your strawberries.

Serve these football strawberries with your other favorite football snacks!

Storage

For longer storage (up to 2 days), the refrigerator is your best bet. However, remember that cold temperatures can cause the chocolate to sweat and lose its crispness. To combat this, follow these steps:

  • Line an airtight container with paper towels to absorb any moisture.
  • Place the strawberries in the container in a single layer, with space between each one to prevent them from touching and smudging the chocolate.
  • Cover the container loosely with plastic wrap or foil.
  • Take the strawberries out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to allow the chocolate to soften and regain its snap.

Recipe FAQ

How long do you melt chocolate in the microwave?

I recommend melting chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals and stirring in between. You will know the chocolate is done when it is completely smooth.

How can I keep my strawberries from sweating?

Use paper towels in the storage container to absorb moisture. Take the strawberries out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving.

What kind of chocolate should I use?

Feel free to use any kind of chocolate here! You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate!

How do I melt the chocolate without burning it?

Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until it’s smooth and glossy.

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Be sure to try these fun party recipes next:

Gluten Free Taquitos

Gluten Free Buffalo Wings

Gluten Free Chicken Wings

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese Bites

Crispy Air Fryer Gnocchi

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Football Strawberries

This game day, add these sweet football strawberries to your savory snack spread! What can be better than fresh, juicy strawberries dipped in chocolate and decorated like adorable footballs? These festive treats are the perfect way to add a touch of fun and sweetness to your big game or Super Bowl spread.
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Keyword: desserts, football, strawberries
Servings: 8
Calories: 85kcal

Equipment

  • 2 bowls
  • 1 ziplock bag
  • 1 parchment paper sheet
  • 1 plate or baking sheet
  • skewers or toothpicks optional

Ingredients

  • 8 strawberries
  • 1 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Wash and pat the strawberries dry. Make sure they are thoroughly dried before dipping.
  • Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a bowl.
  • Dip each strawberry in the chocolate holding the stem or using a toothpick or skewer.
  • Place the dipped strawberries on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let them harden at room temperature for about 30 minutes or chill them in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes for faster setting.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a bowl and transfer it to a small ziplock bag. Snip off a tiny corner and create a piping bag. Draw on football laces. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

LACING TIPS:
Melt your white chocolate and transfer it to a small ziploc bag. Snip off a teeny corner with scissors to create a makeshift piping bag. This gives you more control than a pastry bag for fine lines.
Rest your piping hand on a stable surface or even a skewer held across the strawberry for extra support. Take deep breaths and move slowly for clean lines.
Start with a straight lines from the top to the bottom of the strawberry. Add shorter lines down the middle. Don’t worry about making them perfectly even, real laces aren’t!

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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