Heart Shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs

These heart-shaped chocolate-covered Strawberry ladybugs make a fun Valentine’s Day treat or a Fairy Garden party. Easy to make and so adorable. The perfect chocolate-covered strawberry gift for your loved ones.

ladybug chocolate covered strawberries

Heart Shaped Strawberry Ladybugs

I love making holiday food crafts to add a special touch to holiday celebrations. Like these fun Valentine Monster Haystack Cookies, Rice Krispies Treats Valentine’s Day Mice, or Love Potion Ice Cream Floats

For these yummy and fun treats, you’ll need:


  • 16 oz. of Fresh Strawberries
  • About four oz. of black chocolate melts.
  • Dehydrated marshmallows – Kraft makes some called Marshmallow Bits

Extra Equipment

(in no certain order)

  • Wax paper
  • A toothpick with a flat end on one side
  • Knife – for cutting the strawberry
  • Small microwaveable proof bowl – glass
  • Paper towel

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  • First off, rinse and dry your strawberries. Just dry them off with a paper towel.
  • Then, cut the leaves off with a straight-cut
  • Now, cut a V out of the straight end you just cut
ladybug strawberries cutting
  • You should have a cute little heart strawberry
making ladybug strawberries
  • Set heart strawberries on some wax paper
  • Pour about four oz. of chocolate melts into a small microwaveable proof bowl. Pop it into the microwave for 1 minute, stir, and (if needed) microwave it for 30 more seconds; stir until smooth.
  • The chocolate sets up fast, so You’ll want to do this one at a time:
  • Dip the tips of the strawberries into the chocolate
making ladybug strawberries

  • Set them upright on wax paper.
  • Before the chocolate dries, add two dehydrated marshmallows for the eyes.
making ladybug strawberries
  • Repeat with all of your strawberries.
  • Now…for the black spots and eyeballs – Use the flat end of the toothpick to dip into the melted chocolate.
  • With your chocolate-covered toothpick, add little black dots to the marshmallow eyes and the body of the ladybug strawberry.
making ladybug strawberries

That’s it. Easy Peasy. These would also be cute for a Fairy Garden Party! 


What kind of Chocolate can you use for dipping strawberries?

You can use a few different types of chocolate.

Melting Wafers:

I like to use melting chocolate wafers (you can find these in the cake decorating aisles), because it hardens so quickly – (within a minute or two at room temperature). I think it’s easier to work with, but you might not like the taste of white chocolate. (My oldest daughter can’t stand the taste.)

Chocolate Chips:

You can also use chocolate chips. Remember that Milk Chocolate will stay somewhat soft and take a little bit longer to set up (harden). Putting it in the refrigerator to cool speeds up the process.

Baking chocolate:

Baking chocolate is another one that is similar to melting chocolate (find it in the baking aisle). It will set up easier and will harden better.

*With the last two types of chocolate – you’ll want to temper your super easy chocolate. Just set a few hardened pieces aside – straight from the bag – and stir them into the melted chocolate. It cools the melted chocolate slightly.

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Heart shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ladybugs


Happy Valentine’s Day!

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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  1. Lee Orlian

    My daughters got super excited from the moment I showed them your post! I did the prep for the strawberries and my daughters added the chocolate and the marshmallows. We had a great time making these delicious Heart-shaped Ladybugs. Of course, some of the ladybugs didn’t make it to the fridge because they were just too yummy!

    1. Melissa

      Oh my goodness! That is so much fun. I’m so glad you came back to tell me about the success you had with these and the fun you had with your daughters. It made my day!

  2. Vicky

    Can’t wait to make these with my granddaughter.thanks for the project❤

    1. Melissa

      My pleasure! What a fun day together. 🙂