Chocolate Filled Strawberries

Jun 15 2012
Chocolate Filled Strawberries
20 minutes

We made caramel filled apples so why not chocolate filled strawberries? 

Everyone loves the classic chocolate covered strawberry. However, I have two gripes every time I eat them. Number one, the chocolate shell always falls off when you take that first bite. And number two, there is never enough chocolate!

Problem solved : ) Scroll down for the recipe. 

Tip: To keep the chocolate from pouring out of the strawberries while hardening in the fridge, use a CLEAN egg carton or mini muffin tin. This will keep your strawberries sitting upright.

Not So Classic Chocolate Filled Strawberries

15-20 strawberries (the larger the better)
1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips (I use the 11.5 oz Guittard milk chocolate chips)

1. Cut the stems off your clean strawberries and carefully scoop out the top of the berry. The deeper you scoop the more chocolate it will hold. I used large strawberries so I scooped about an inch down. 

2. Pour the entire bag of chocolate chips in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Make sure to take your bowl out every 30 seconds to stir the chips. Continue until all chips are melted. 

3. Place your strawberries in an egg carton so they sit straight up. You could also use little Dixie cups. Now you can either spoon your melted chocolate into the berries or use a funnel or piping bag. I used a little baby spoon and it worked fine. Your choice.

4. Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until they harden a bit. Enjoy! 

Note: Hi girls! As many of you have noted there is a small chance that salmonella could be found in an empty egg carton so always wash your egg carton with soap and hot water (and then dry) before you use it or simply use an ice cube tray or mini muffin tin to hold the berries while the chocolate hardens. I save all my egg cartons after I wash them because they come in pretty handy for organizing as well : ) 

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Diane Miller said:
15 July, 2013 - 17:45
I always save the Easter chocolate egg cartons this is the safest
mynccanom said:
14 July, 2013 - 06:13
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Anonymous said:
30 June, 2013 - 08:45
my mom use to mix strawberries & cool whip together,that would make a great topping,i would thiink.She would beat it with the mixer us kids loved it even frozen
JessieJane said:
30 June, 2013 - 09:33
That's a fun idea. You would get a fun pink topping too. I will try that. Strawberries and cream all together over a cake would be awesome. Thanks!
Nikk Kata said:
29 June, 2013 - 18:57
I dont know what you do with the middles of the strawberries but I was thinking that you could either puree them then add them to the chocolate before you add them to the strawberry or you could make a thick strawberry dipping sauce and whip up some pure cream then you could dip them into the sauce and cream before you eat them...totally decadent :)
JessieJane said:
30 June, 2013 - 09:30
Ummmmm yum! Never thought of that. You could totally put those to use .... great idea!
Peg said:
29 June, 2013 - 16:41
Mini cupcake pans work good too
Sally said:
26 May, 2013 - 18:50
These have bee such a hit! I used an aluminum mini muffin tin and mini cupcake papers. It looked nicer and no samonella.worries.
JessieJane said:
17 June, 2013 - 19:32
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Anne said:
8 May, 2013 - 19:45
I cut off the tips of the strawberries so they sat flat/upright on their own. I also left them in the fridge to long, tasted good but chocolate was way to hard.. Lesson learned!
Sassiejessy said:
22 April, 2013 - 20:47
I just made these. I used one side of a cakepop holder and it worked great!
JessieJane said:
25 April, 2013 - 23:51
Great tip!
Paulawalla13 said:
20 April, 2013 - 19:14
Ice cub trays would probably work well :)
Anonymous said:
13 April, 2013 - 07:29
great idea - will try this. however, egg cartons can harbor salmonella virus and should never be used for other foods unless somehow sterilized. a HUGE percentage of uncooked eggs cary the virus. muffin tins should work fine without risking anyone's health :).
Michelle L. said:
10 April, 2013 - 20:38
Guittard is the best milk chocolate to use. I use it in all my baking. Comes in all different flavors and I can't imagine why it's still so reasonably priced.
Michelle L. said:
10 April, 2013 - 20:35
Guittard is the best milk chocolate of any name brand. I use them for all my baking. They come in all flavors. Still can't figure out why they're so reasonably priced, it's a very well known Swiss chocolate.
JessieJane said:
25 April, 2013 - 23:52
I know right!? It really is the best chocolate.
Danielle said:
9 April, 2013 - 10:04
Yum yum yum!!
Scliff said:
30 March, 2013 - 10:01
I just made these and I bought deviled egg holders from the 99 cents store and they worked fine.
Anonymous said:
19 March, 2013 - 12:58
Where can I find Guittard milk chocolate chips, I have looked on line but can only find in bulk? I live in NH and Trader Joes does not carry them. I was going to try to blend in cream cheese with Nestle chips I already bought. Do u think that will be as yummy?
Michelle L. said:
10 April, 2013 - 20:40
comparable would be Ghirardelli. You can probably find them at the drug store, they stock them here in WA state.
KathleenK said:
1 April, 2013 - 13:38
i buy the guittard chips at walmart super center,
JessieJane said:
2 April, 2013 - 15:38
Oh, good to know they are there too. Sometimes they are hard to find! Thanks.
JessieJane said:
19 March, 2013 - 17:47
I buy mine at Gelsons - but they are hard to find. You can really use any chocolate just as long as it's quality. Add 2 tbs of whipping cream (in the milk aisle) to it - it will make it creamier. Cream cheese may be too tangy, but let me know!
Anonymous said:
17 March, 2013 - 22:37
Just made these, but I left room so that I could top with whipped cream. Great party treat.
JessieJane said:
18 March, 2013 - 23:39
yum : )
anonymous said:
7 March, 2013 - 07:00
You can always cut a bit off the bottom so they can stand on their own. I do this with another recipe and works perfectly.
JessieJane said:
18 March, 2013 - 23:41
Yes, I always forget about doing that! Clever.
Danielle <> said:
28 February, 2013 - 09:41
How do you go about washing your cardboard egg cartons??
cindy said:
2 March, 2013 - 22:17
Forget the egg Carton & us an ice tray.
Anonymous said:
28 February, 2013 - 15:42
Obviously you don't wash cardboard. You can however, wash the styrofoam ones ;)
Mara said:
22 February, 2013 - 20:06
I just made these -- but used 1/2 cup Nutella, mixed with 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt. I dumped both into a ziploc bag, zipped it closed, then smushed until fully blended. Then I snipped a corner off the bag, and piped it in to the strawberries. I had some mini-cupcake liners on hand, and used them, on a tray. YUM!!! Bringing them to a lacrosse team party tomorrow; hubby, after tasting:"Oh, these will go. fast."
Michelle L. said:
10 April, 2013 - 20:43
What a gorgeous idea! thanks! Could also use those little sample cups like they have at Costco, available at the restaurant supply stores.
Anonymous said:
14 February, 2013 - 17:00
I just made these and put some different sprinkles on each -- who knew I could make strawberry covered chocolates!?!
Hope said:
14 February, 2013 - 13:23
I just made these and used a medicine syringe to fill the strawberries with chocolate! It worked perfectly and everything was nice and tidy :). Just thought I'd give others the tip.
JessieJane said:
18 March, 2013 - 23:42
love that!
Annie said:
13 February, 2013 - 11:13
I am planning to use ice cube trays to hold the strawberries. (You might want to place them in the trays in a checkered pattern if they are big strawberries.)
Anonymous said:
11 February, 2013 - 08:46
make these!
Anonymous said:
10 February, 2013 - 18:01
Strawberries filled with chocolate
maura said:
7 February, 2013 - 07:35
Cream cheese &fluff with a little bit of cool whip all beaten together is delish for stuffed strawberries, if you want to go a little over board you can dip the outside in chocolate! Yum!
maura said:
7 February, 2013 - 07:35
Cream cheese &fluff with a little bit of cool whip all beaten together is delish for stuffed strawberries, if you want to go a little over board you can dip the outside in chocolate! Yum!
Anonymous said:
24 January, 2013 - 16:40
question about washing the egg cartons: you can wash paper cartons too? They don't get soft? Thanks.
JessieJane said:
25 January, 2013 - 21:54
Hi! Just don't soak it took long. Give it a quick wash with hot water then let it dry : )
Shonagh @ An Offal Experiment said:
22 January, 2013 - 18:43
I would make a chocolate truffle filling and then paint or dip the top of the strawberry. A sprinkling of chopped pistachios on top would also be gorgeous.
JessieJane said:
25 January, 2013 - 21:55
That would look beautiful! Yum.
Anonymous said:
22 January, 2013 - 17:03
Malisa said:
22 January, 2013 - 07:19
I will be making these next month for a girl party plus it will be Valentines. Im going to do white choc also.
JessieJane said:
25 January, 2013 - 21:54
You can dye the white chocolate pink too!