Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These homemade vegan chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect way to impress your valentine this year! Ditch the stress of complicated desserts and embrace the sweet simplicity of juicy strawberries covered in creamy vegan chocolate. These beauties are so delicious, they’ll outshine any box of candies, yet require only a few ingredients and 20 minutes. They’re fancy, they’re gourmet and they’re definitely cheaper to make at home. Plus, it can be really hard to find vegan chocolate covered strawberries at the store! Think romantic date night dessert, a fun Valentine’s Day or family activity or a delightful treat for yourself. With simple ingredients and a sprinkle of love, you can create a no-bake masterpiece that’s bursting with flavor!

Why You’ll Love This Dessert

It’s quick and easy to make!

These vegan chocolate covered strawberries are so delicious!

They are dairy free, vegan and gluten free.

These are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a romantic date night.

They are kid-friendly.

These strawberries only call for a few ingredients.

They are a fun activity to do with your kids or significant other!

Equipment Needed

All you need to make these vegan chocolate covered strawberries is a bowl, baking sheet or plate, parchment paper, a ziplock bag and skewers (optional).

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.

Vegan Chocolate

Vegan chocolate is chocolate that doesn’t contain any animal-derived ingredients, such as milk, butter or cream. This means that it’s suitable for people who follow a vegan diet, as well as those with dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.

My personal favorite vegan chocolate brands are Enjoy Life and Hu Kitchen (LESSWITHLAUR gets you a discount on Hu Kitchen’s website)!

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. Drizzle white chocolate on top of the strawberries to make stripes!

Storage

Store these vegan chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator for up to 2 days in an airtight container. To reduce sweating, store with paper towels lining the bottom of the container.

Variations

There are so many fun ways to make these vegan chocolate covered strawberries unique!

Infuse the melted chocolate with spices like cinnamon, chili flakes, or even ginger for a unique kick.

Drizzle melted peanut butter or almond butter over the chocolate coating for a salty-sweet combo.

Use white chocolate for dipping and get creative with edible glitter, food coloring or sprinkles to create colorful designs.

Roll your strawberries in chopped nuts like almonds, pistachios or even crushed cookies for added texture and flavor.

How To Serve

For a romantic touch, create a heart-shaped platter using red velvet cake crumbs or chopped strawberries. Arrange your berries in a heart shape, adding white chocolate drizzle or sprinkles for a touch of elegance.

Another cute way to serve these vegan chocolate covered strawberries is to put them in a box!

Recipe FAQ

Can I use white chocolate?

Yes, feel free to use white chocolate instead if you desire!

Can I freeze them? 

You can freeze them, but they don’t thaw very well.

Where can I find chocolate covered strawberries?

It can be hard to find vegan chocolate covered strawberries so I recommend making your own!

Why won’t my chocolate covered strawberries harden?

Place them in the fridge if they are having trouble hardening!

Is vegan chocolate dairy free?

Yes! Vegan chocolate is also dairy free.

Is it cheaper to make your own chocolate covered strawberries?

Yes, it is typically much cheaper to make your own chocolate covered strawberries.

Do chocolate covered strawberries need to be refrigerated after dipping? 

They can be stored at room temperature for a few hours if you are serving them right away. Otherwise, I would recommend placing them in the fridge.

Are chocolate covered strawberries healthy?

They are definitely a healthier dessert option!

How do I make sure the chocolate covered strawberries don’t sweat?

If you’re planning to eat the chocolate covered strawberries on the same day, store them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and uncovered. 

Related Recipes

Be sure to try these delicious dessert ideas next:

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board

Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Dairy Free Hot Chocolate Mix

Gluten Free Mug Brownie

Homemade Chocolate Quinoa Bites

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Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These homemade vegan chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect way to impress your valentine this year!
Prep Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Keyword: chocolate, desserts, strawberries
Servings: 8
Calories: 91kcal

Equipment

  • 1 bowl
  • parchment paper sheet
  • skewers or toothpicks optional
  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 small ziplock bag

Ingredients

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

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. Drizzle white chocolate on top of the strawberries to make stripes. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

PRO TIPS: 
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.
Be sure to dry strawberries thoroughly before dipping in chocolate! 

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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