This Halloween chocolate covered strawberries recipe makes the best Halloween treats that are so fun and spooky! Halloween strawberries are an easy snack for Halloween parties and these delicious Halloween themed dipped strawberries are a hit for the whole family! Read on for how to make spooky strawberries for your Halloween party! And for more Halloween goodies, try my Halloween Dirt Cups with Chocolate Cheesecake Filling, my Graveyard Brownies, or my Halloween Oreo White Chocolate Bark!
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Easy Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
These spooky chocolate-covered strawberries are fun treats for your Halloween season or any other special occasion! You'll only need a handful of ingredients and some creativity to create these sweet treats for spooky season. And there are so many Halloween chocolate covered strawberries ideas -- I made mine into ghost, vampire, jack-o'-lantern, and Frankenstein designs, but you can do any design you can think of! They're so much fun and would be the perfect addition to a Halloween charcuterie board -- check out my Christmas Charcuterie Board for ideas!
Halloween Themed Dipped Strawberries Ingredients
- strawberries - Pick up a pound of fresh strawberries and make sure that they're well-washed, and fully dried.
- almond bark or white candy melts - you can use melted white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or vanilla-flavored candy coating, or you can use chocolate chips. If you do use chocolate chips, add a bit of vegetable oil to help thin out the melted chocolate. You can also use orange, green, or black candy melts to make these Halloween strawberries even easier!
- food coloring - if you're not using colored candy melts, then you'll need to add in some food coloring to give the strawberries their festive color!
- decorative icing - I used black cookie icing to create the Frankenstein hair and jack-o'-lantern face! You can also use an edible food coloring marker for more detailed designs.
- candy google eyes - I use candy eyes for the Frankenstein and vampire designs!
These easy Halloween strawberries only require a few tools! You'll need a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler to melt the chocolate or candy melts, plus some prep bowls to divide the coating and food coloring, and parchment paper on which to set the strawberries to dry.
How do you decorate strawberries for Halloween?
There are just a few steps to make these Halloween strawberries:
- Wash and dry your fresh berries thoroughly. Make sure they're completely dry so that the chocolate sticks to the strawberries.
- Melt your candy melts in the microwave or double boiler. Divide into small microwave safe bowls. If using, add food coloring to each bowl accordingly.
- Hold each strawberry by the green top and dip each individually into the desired color, letting any excess chocolate drip off, and set on wax paper or parchment paper to cool. Continue with the remaining strawberries.
- Decorate as you like -- to add googly eyes, press into chocolate before it sets.
Halloween Chocolate Covered Strawberries Ideas:
- Vampire Strawberry: Dip your strawberry in pale purple white chocolate and add candy eyes. Use a food coloring marker or writing icing to add a mouth with fangs.
- Jack-o'-Lantern Strawberry: Dip your strawberry into orange candy melts and set on parchment paper to set. Add vertical lines of additional orange candy to create a pumpkin texture, and use black icing to create the jack-o'-lantern face!
- Frankenstein Strawberry: Dip in green colored candy melts, add candy eyes, and use black icing to add the rest of the face, including dark hair along brow.
- Ghost Chocolate Covered Strawberry: cut off the top of your strawberry and use a fork or toothpick to dip it in white chocolate with the cut side down. Place on parchment paper to set, cut side down, and use black icing to add ghostly eyes and mouth!
Frequently Asked Questions for Spooky Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Yes, you can make these strawberries up to 48 hours in advance! Making them the night before gives them plenty of time to cool and set fully in the fridge.
The key is to make sure that your strawberries are completely dry. To be extra sure, you can wash them and dry them with a paper towel, then let them air dry fully on another paper towel.
Storing them in the fridge promotes moisture, which can lead to these strawberries getting mushy. Instead, store your strawberries at room temperature if you'll be eating them within a day. After a day has passed, if you want to keep them fresh an additional day, move them to the fridge.
The best food coloring for white chocolate candy melts is oil-based like these Wilton candy colors. You'll notice in the image above that I've used gel food colors in this Halloween themed dipped strawberries recipe too, and they worked alright. But the oil-based colors work best!
If you're eating them within a day, you can store them loosely covered with plastic wrap. If you'll be storing them for up to two days (place in the fridge on that second day), place them in an airtight container.
Your strawberries should be room temperature or slightly cooler, but not cold. If they're too cold, you may end up with condensation on the surface of the strawberry under the chocolate layer, which can prevent the chocolate from sticking.
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- 16 oz (454 g) strawberries - washed and dried
- 16 oz (454 g) candy melts - or almond bark; white or milk chocolate flavored; preferably pre-colored
- 1 tablespoon (14 g) coconut oil - or vegetable shortening
- oil-based candy coloring - if not using colored candy melts
- candy eyes
- Food coloring marker or black cookie icing
- Melt candy melts with oil in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second increments. Whisk until smooth and divide into prep bowls.16 oz candy melts, 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Add food coloring (if using) and stir to mix evenly.oil-based candy coloring
- Hold each strawberry by its leaves or use a fork or dowel to pick it up. Dip evenly in the chocolate color of your choice and turn to coat. Allow excess to drip off for 10-20 seconds, then place onto parchment paper to set.16 oz strawberries
- Decorate as you like with decorations -- if using candy eyes or other edible add-ons, add those before the chocolate sets fully.candy eyes, Food coloring marker or black cookie icing
- Let chocolate set completely, transfer to a serving dish and serve.
- Vampire: Dip your strawberry in pale purple white chocolate and add candy eyes. Use a food coloring marker or writing icing to add a mouth with fangs.
- Jack-o'-Lantern: Dip your strawberry into orange candy melts and set on parchment paper to set. Add lines of additional orange candy to create a pumpkin texture, and use black icing to create the jack-o'-lantern face!
- Frankenstein: Dip in green colored candy melts, add candy eyes, and use black icing to add the rest of the face, including dark hair along brow.
- Ghost: cut off the top of your strawberry and use a fork or toothpick to dip it in white chocolate with the cut side down. Place on parchment paper to set, cut side down, and use black icing to add ghostly eyes and mouth!
PIN these Halloween strawberries for later! Happy Halloween!
Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by Chenée Lewis