St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I’m going to be honest here. I don’t think “St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries” are a thing. I was put in charge of bringing dessert to the St. Patrick’s Day dinner at my in-laws house, and nobody likes any Irish desserts.

Except for me. Give me some freshly baked bread pudding, and I’m in heaven. But at least three of the people going to the dinner have turned their nose up at that particular suggestion…never mind they haven’t even tried it. But I digress.

So, I had to come up with something that everyone would likely enjoy, preferably not made of a custard bread thing, or that was alcohol infused.

One of my specialties for this time of year is chocolate covered strawberries, so I thought I would make those and give them a St.Patty’s Day twist. In other words, I would add green to them wherever I could.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are much easier to make than you'd think! Add some green, and they're perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

To make your very own St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries, you will need:

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries

1 pound of Strawberries

8-10 ounces Chocolate (I always use Dove Dark Chocolate. It melts smooth and the semi-sweet flavor brings out the sweetness of the strawberries.)

White Chocolate (I’m not generally a fan of white chocolate, but Ghirardelli white chocolate chips, I will gladly stand behind!)

Parchment Paper

Green Food Coloring (Or you can always use green chocolate melts, but I personally cannot stand them am not a fan.)

Green Sprinkles of your choice

1. Rinse your strawberries with water. Dry them well. Seriously, water and chocolate do not mix! The chocolate will get lumpy and gross.

2. If you’re using a chocolate bar, break it into chunks and place in a deep microwave-safe bowl. If you get the individually wrapped pieces like me, just unwrap them and place in the bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 30 second increments. You do not want to over heat the chocolate. Check it every 30 seconds! And stir every time. Once half of the chocolate is melted, you should be able to stir until the rest of the chocolate melts. Again, do not overheat.

3. Put a large piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, or large plate.

4. Grab the entire stem of a strawberry, and dip almost to the stem. I like to leave a bit of red from the strawberry because it’s pretty.chocolate covered strawberry Carefully place the dipped strawberry on the prepared parchment paper.

5. While the chocolate is still melted, add your sprinkles.

6. Put the strawberries in the refrigerator while you prepare your white chocolate.

7. Melt the white chocolate in 15 second increments, it takes way less time because they are chocolate chips. Once it’s melted, add your green!

8. Put the melted white chocolate in the corner of a plastic baggie. Cut a tiny piece of the corner off, and drizzle on the chilled strawberries. Place back into the refrigerator.

9. Arrange on a decorative plate. I like to keep the stems on because its nice to have something to hold on to when you’re eating. But, if you’re going for looks, I think they look much prettier with the stems cut off. Up to you!!

Maybe next year I’ll be able to convince somebody to eat a traditional St. Patrick’s Day dessert with me, but for now, we’ll stick with the strawberries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are so easy to make!

I hope you enjoy! And have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!!

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13 Comments

  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    omg! LOVE the idea of putting sprinkles on them! so cute, SO yummy.

    March 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! They really were!!

      March 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg your strawberries came out so fabulous!!!! It’s very rare for me to get strawberry a looking so good! Might have to try some st.pattys ones 😉

    March 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!! They were delicious too!

      March 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Shann Eva

    Yum! Such a cute idea! I completely forgot St. Patrick’s Day was even coming up, but this would make a great treat for the kids. thanks!

    March 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! Yes, they are always a big hit with the kiddos-especially if they get to help with the green sprinkles!

      March 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Cox

    I love this idea so much. What’s not to love about chocolate covered strawberries, and making them festive for St Patrick’s Day is awesome 🙂

    March 9, 2016 at 5:21 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you!! I was happy with how they turned out-and they were delicious!

      March 9, 2016 at 6:38 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I love chocolate covered strawberries so much, I think I am going to make some fun ones for Easter this year.. you just inspired me!!

    March 9, 2016 at 10:29 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Me too! I always bring them to Easter, but I usually do them “plain.” I think I’ll do something fun this year too!

      March 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Ros Emely@stressfreemommies

    So delicious and I love strawberries covered in chocolate, I mean who doesn’t?

    March 9, 2016 at 10:51 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Me too!! They’re finally (almost) in season again!

      March 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Corter

    These look absolutely scrumptious! My husband would love this!

    March 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm
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