Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Easter

I had a creative idea of making some Easter-themed chocolate covered strawberries, and I’m loving how they turned out!  I made strawberry eggs, strawberry carrots, and just some typical chocolate covered strawberries.  Want to learn how to make some of your own?  Okay, let’s do this!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eggs

To make the bird eggs, I did the following:

1.  Wash and completely dry your strawberries before beginning.
2.  Pull the green core off of your strawberries and discard.
3.  Melt your white chocolate candy pieces in the microwave for about 30 seconds and stir until smooth. Add a teaspoon or so of shortening to your melted chocolate if desired.  (It will help to create a shiny finish and make the chocolate easier to work with.)
4.  Add a drop or two of food coloring to your chocolate until desired color is achieved.
5.  Roll the strawberry in your chocolate being careful not to let any juice from the strawberry enter the chocolate.  (It will seize up your melted chocolate.)
6.  Skewer the strawberries or simply place them on their tops on some wax paper.
7.  Let your 4 year old eat any of the “rejects” and perhaps make a reject or two for yourself!
8.  After your eggs are completely dry, melt some dark chocolate and with the end of your skewer dot on some spots.
9.  Once your chocolate dots are dry, reheat your blue chocolate and add some more shortening to the melted chocolate until it is nice and thin.  Use a paint brush or small pastry brush to recoat the strawberries in blue and let dry.  This gives the eggs a more muted speckled look.

I was the least satisfied with these guys, but I think the idea is a good one and someone with more skill could really make these look adorable!

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberry Carrots 

To make the carrots, I heated some white chocolate in a separate bowl and added a few drops of red and yellow food coloring.  I dipped the strawberries in the bowl, and then with a skewer I covered the tops of the strawberry where any red was still showing.  Then with the same skewer, I added the carrot lines.  Your lines don’t need to look perfect to get a carrot ridged effect.

Aren’t they the cutest chocolate covered strawberry carrots you ever did see?

Okay, granted you might want to add a bunny to the mix so that there is no doubt as to what these guys are.  I asked my six year old what the strawberries looked like (pre-bunny) and he said, “Uh…orange strawberries.”  Once I gave him a little bunnyscape context clue, he caught on!  Phew.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Bling

With the rest of the strawberries, I decided to go traditional.  I melted and dipped them in some dark chocolate, waited for them to set on wax paper, then used the rest of my orange chocolate for the bling.  Simply place your melted-colored-chocolate in a plastic baggy, snip the end with scissors, and move the bag back and forth quickly in the direction you want the icing to go!  Just go crazy and have fun with this step!

Wouldn’t these be adorable as place cards around your Easter table or incorporated into your tablescape?

Ack!  I love them!  Let me know if you try this idea out.  I’d love to see your creations!
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Comments

  1. Elle Belles Bows says

    They are so pretty and very creative!

    Great job and Great photography too!

    Kerri

  2. CAS says

    These are so cute. They would look perfect on an Easter breakfast buffet. Thanks for sharing, & I'm glad your son caught on to the carrot-thing.
    CAS

  3. Pattie says

    That is so funny to see the strawberry carrots I make them every year, Happy Sunday…

    Pattie

  4. laxsupermom says

    Love these! I love the carrot ones displayed with the bunny. What a cute centerpiece for an Easter table! Thanks for sharing.

  5. The enchanted home says

    This is pure genius! LOOOOVE the colors and designs..what a fabulous idea. I will have to consider doing this for my family..if they are very good:-)
    Really beautiful!

  6. La says

    If you need volunteers for tasting these experimental gems, I'm your girl. They look gorgeous and I am sure they are delicious.

  7. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says

    Wow I love these ideas! I like to make chocolate covered strawberries but have never done anything so cute and creative as these!

  8. Amy Kinser says

    I LOVE to eat chocolate covered strawberries and for some reason have never done them at home. Maybe it's because I need to lose ten pounds and I would eat every last one of them before anyone else had a chance to. Not so good…

    These are so cute and so fun, Beth.

    Just thought I would tell you that I opened an Etsy shop this past week and am having a blast with it. Thanks so much to you for encouraging me in the begininng to even start a home blog.

    God bless you. Amy

  9. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage says

    Such very, very clever ideas! They look so cute and I'm sure were very yummy too!

  10. Haley K says

    Oh how fantastic!!! LOVE all 3 :) I'm definitely going to give a go at those…lately I've been eating strawberries like there's no tomorrow ;)

  11. Prairie Patch says

    Wow, just wow! Those are so pretty, they'd be tempting not to eat. But then the combo of chocolate and strawberry would be just too much, and I'd have to devour!

    Anyway, this is so pretty and so creative. I love how you presented all of them, too.

    Cheers,
    Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

  12. Good Time Charlie says

    My daughter has been asking to make Chocolate Covered Strawberries for days now. This is such a clever idea for an old classic. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Karen says

    So pretty & creative! Many years ago I owned a candy store, cannot count the many chocolate covered strawberries that were sold. This is such a wonderful idea for spring.

  14. Southern Fried Gal says

    Oh my word – these are just darling! Very clever ideas. I love them all. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Michelle@Somedaycrafts says

    I have NEVER seen such cute strawberries in my life! What an awesome idea! I am featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com!!!

  16. Annabel Manners says

    Wow, beautiful! That's one good thing about a late Easter… everyone has time to get super inspired! :)

  17. Jemsmom says

    OH MY WORD!!!! Those are some of the cutest things I have ever seen! The "carrots" with that sweet bunny is beyond cute!! I would eat those babies so fast there would be nothing left! Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite!

  18. bonita says

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    What a sweet {haha!} idea Beth! I love the eggs and the carrots ~ so cute and they make a perfect piece Easter edible art. Love! ^ w ^

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
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  19. Brooke says

    Those are indeed the cutest chocolate covered strawberry carrots I've ever seen! All of the ideas are great. I love your blog!

  20. Carmel @ Our Fifth House says

    Oh my gosh – the carrots are too cute! Love these fun ideas – thanks!

  21. a4a8c284-3941-11e0-bd8d-000bcdcb2996 says

    GENIUS !!!!

    Love these ideas….

    Yummy too, thanks Beth

    xo Kathy :)

  22. Mandy says

    I love the carrots! This is so cute and would be SO cute at a little girl's Easter party!!

  23. Infarrantly Creative says

    OMGosh yum! Beth those are stunning. I can't tell you which ones I like the best. I stumbled it, facebooked it and I also climbed on top of my roof and screamed it out for you. Rockin sister!

  24. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says

    Wow- those are incredible Beth!!! So beautiful. Great job!!!!

    xoxo
    Jen

  25. Kim @ Sand and Sisal says

    These are just precious! Can strawberries be precious?? Well they are! That adorable little bunny staring up at me doesn't hurt either! Yum :)

  26. Katie @ This Chick Cooks says

    I am featuring your beautiful easter strawberries today. They are so creative! Thanks so much for sharing. I know that all my readers are going to love your yummy recipe!
    Katie

  27. Jenn Erickson says

    Beth, what a creative and wonderful way to make chocolate dipped strawberries for Spring! I love your creativity!

    Definitely posting a link to my pinboard on Pinterest!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  28. mommajcooks says

    Adorable! Love these! Definitely going to make the carrots for Easter! Glad to hve found your blog!

  29. Amanda Dittmer says

    These could not be more cute! I actually put together an Evite for church, lunch, and an Easter Egg Hunt for our family after seeing these. I can not wait to serve them! :) I actually made the cupcakes that you had made for your son's How to Train a Dragon themed party in December for my twin sons' party and they were a hit! ([email protected])

  30. Gena says

    I love these! I'm so glad I came across your blog – I was thinking of something like this for Easter but wasn't sure how it would turn out. Now I see it can totally work – granted I may not be able to get them THAT professional looking!

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