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Valentine’s Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Adorable Edible Lovebirds

The entire family will love these sweet Valentine's Chocolate-Covered Strawberries decorated as adorable love birds! This easy recipe is quick to make and will delight the child in all of us.

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Valentine's Day focuses on the sweet things in life: love and desserts. It may be a made-up holiday, but I'll take a day devoted to sweet things any time I can!

Plus, since I'm basically a chocolateholic (is that a word?), I'll take an excuse to enjoy Chocolate guilt-free any time I can too – just like with this Kid-Themed Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board!

More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

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Chocolate-covered Strawberries have been a Valentine’s Day staple for a while now, but I bet you've never seen them like this! This Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Valentine's Day recipe is an easy way to make an adorable love bird treat right at home.

It's affordable. And easy. I've never seen any cuter Valentine's treat (ok, I may be just a little biased)!

Valentine's Day chocolate-covered strawberries decorated as lovebirds

Valentine's Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Ingredients

Here's what you'll need in order to make these adorable love bird chocolate-dipped strawberries.

  • light chocolate candy melts
  • fresh strawberries
  • Knife
  • Lollipop stick or wooden skewer
  • Silicone spatula
  • Fork
  • Parchment paper
  • Plate (or other flat surface)
  • candy eyeballs
  • heart sprinkles in red, pink, and white
Supplies needed to make Valentine's chocolate-covered lovebirds

How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Follow these steps to make adorable lovebirds right at home. They only take about 10 minutes!

Step 1

Cut the crown and all leaves off each strawberry, making them flat on the top.

strawberries with their tops cut off on a cutting board.

Step 2

Heat the chocolate melts according to package directions. (I heated in the microwave at 1 minute for 50% power. Stirred, and then heated again for 30 seconds at 50% power.)

Repeat if necessary in 30-second intervals until melted and creamy

glass bowl with melted chocolate

Step 3

Insert a lollipop stick or wooden skewer into the top of the cut strawberry, making sure not to push all the way through.

insert a lollipop stick into the top of the strawberry so you can dip it into the chocolate

Dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate candy, twisting to get chocolate all the way around the strawberry.

chocolate-covered strawberry on a stick

Step 4

Remove from the lollipop stick and place onto a parchment lined plate or flat baking sheet. I used a fork to slowly remove from the stick by lifting the strawberry up, and off the stick.

using a fork to remove chocolate-dipped strawberry from the stick

Immediately add two upside-down heart sprinkles as the ears. Next, add two eyeball sprinkles.

If the chocolate has already hardened on the strawberry, dip the tip of a knife in the remaining melted chocolate, and add a tiny dab to the back of each eyeball to help them adhere.

Last, add another heart sprinkle as the beak, centered under the eyes, again using the extra chocolate if necessary to attach.

chocolate-covered strawberry with ears, eyes, and beak

Step 5

Repeat this process until all strawberries are dipped and decorated. Let them sit until they set for around 2-3 minutes before serving.

Love Bug Chocolate-Covered Strawberries FAQs

Here are some common questions I see about making a Valentine's chocolate-covered strawberries recipe – and their answers.

More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

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Can I use Frozen Strawberries?

No, you really need to use fresh strawberries because frozen strawberries are too soft and liquidy to work for this recipe.

How Should I Store Them?

These Valentine's chocolate-covered strawberries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They cannot be stored at room temperature.

How Long Will They Last?

If stored properly in the fridge, they should last for up to 48 hours – if they haven't been eaten long before then!

chocolate-covered strawberry lovebirds on a wood tray

How to Decorate Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

You’d think it would be easy to dip and decorate strawberries. It is – however – there are a few things to know that will help make the process easier and make the final product look better.

  • Make sure your strawberries are dry before dipping them. Simply pat them dry with a paper towel to ensure that the candy melts stick to the strawberries.
  • When melting the chocolate melts, know that they can be a little temperamental and burn easily. Be sure that when you melt them in the microwave, you only cook for short periods of time (30 seconds) and stir well in between.
  • If you aren't comfortable melting your chocolate in the microwave, you can melt it in a double boiler which is not quite as fast as the microwave method but also presents less risk of burning the chocolate.
  • Wearing gloves helps prevent any fingerprints from implanting into your chocolate coating, ensuring that it's nice and smooth.
Valentine's Day lovebirds - chocolate-dipped strawberries on a wood tray

I hope you love these Valentine's chocolate-covered strawberries as much as we do! Aren't they adorable?

More Valentine's Day Fun:

  • How to Make Cake Pops +Valentine Cake Pops
  • Air fryer Valentine’s Day Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
  • M&M Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • Valentine's Bingo & 5 More Activities Kids Love!
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More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

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Valentine's Day chocolate-covered strawberries decorated as love birds on a wood tray

Valentine's Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lovebugs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Adorable Valentine's chocolate-covered strawberries. They are decorated as love birds and are as cute to look at as they are delicious to eat. And they're ready in just 10 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 c light chocolate candy melts
  • 12 strawberries
  • Knife
  • Lollipop stick or wooden skewer
  • Silicone spatula
  • Fork
  • Parchment paper
  • Plate (or another flat surface)
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • 36 heart sprinkles in red, pink, and white

Instructions

Step 1

Cut the crown and all leaves off of each strawberry, making them flat on the top.

Step 2

Heat the chocolate melts according to package directions.

I recommend heating them in the microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat the process for 30-seconds intervals as many times as necessary until it's melted and creamy.

Step 3

Insert a lollipop stick or wooden skewer into the top of the cut strawberry, making sure not to push all the way through.

Dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate candy, twisting to get chocolate all the way around the strawberry.

Step 4

Remove from the lollipop stick and place onto a parchment-lined plate or flat baking sheet. I used a fork to slowly remove from the stick by lifting the strawberry up, and off of the stick.

Immediately add two upside-down heart sprinkles as the ears before the chocolate sets. Next, add two eyeball sprinkles.

If the chocolate has already hardened on the strawberry, dip the tip of a knife in the remaining melted chocolate, and add a tiny dab to the back of each eyeball to help them adhere.

Last, add another heart sprinkle as the beak, centered under the eyes, again using the extra chocolate if necessary to attach.

Step 5

Repeat this process until all strawberries are dipped and decorated. Let them sit until they set for around 2-3 minutes before serving.

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