Pastel Strawberries

These simple Pastel Strawberries are perfect for a spring or Easter dessert treat. Easy to make and a big hit with kids and adults.

pastel strawberries

Pastel Strawberries

These strawberries are simple and subtle. I have made more decorative pastel strawberries with colorful lines in the past but ultimately decided to just keep it simple this time. Sometimes keeping it plain and simple is the prettiest.

If you love making chocolate-covered strawberries for your holiday parties, I’ve got you covered. You might want to check out my post on making Easter Carrot Strawberries, or these beautiful and simple rainbow chocolate covered strawberries

What I love about these strawberries:

  • they are subtle and pretty
  • easily customized with sprinkles for any occasion
  • the colors are perfect for Easter or spring
pastel chocolate covered strawberries

Storage and Make-Ahead

Can I make Chocolate Covered Strawberries ahead of time?

Yes, you can easily make chocolate-covered strawberries a day in advance. I would not suggest making them any earlier than that as strawberries are perishable and will start to leak through the chocolate

How do you store Chocolate Covered Strawberries?

You can store them on the counter at room temperature for a few hours. Any time beyond that, store it in the refrigerator
Note: Storing chocolate in the refrigerator can cause condensation and chocolate bloom, which is sugar on the surface of your chocolate resulting in white spots

pastel strawberries

FAQs

What type of chocolate should I use for melting chocolate?

There are several companies that produce chocolate melts. These chocolates are easy-to-melt white chocolate and come in a variety of colors.

How do you melt chocolate melts?

You can use a chocolate melting pot, a double boiler, or use the microwave

How do you melt chocolate in the microwave?

I like to use a microwave-proof glass bowl to melt chocolates. Pour as much chocolate as you will need into the bowl. Place in the microwave on high for about 1 minute. Stir the chocolate to distribute the melted parts or until smooth.
If necessary, microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Do not go past 1&1/2 minutes or you run the risk of chocolate seizing

What is chocolate seizing?

Chocolate will seize when it has become too hot or comes into contact with liquid. It will become a very thick texture that is no longer smooth and not good for dipping

How do you fix seized chocolate?

Add a very small amount of lard, or solid coconut oil and stir until smooth
This version of your chocolate will not set up and dry as quickly, and may never completely harden
To help prevent over-softened chocolate, Only use a tiny amount

pastel chocolate covered strawberries

Tips and Tricks:

  • because the chocolate hardens quickly, do one color at a time
  • if you plan to add sprinkles, then add them while the chocolate is still wet
  • use wax paper to protect your counter and easily lift chocolate from
  • silicone spatulas are a great utensil when working with melted chocolate – store them on wax paper to easily lift them off
  • toothpicks are a great tool to use to fix little mistakes
pastel chocolate melts

What do you need to make pastel chocolate-covered strawberries?

Ingredients:

  • chocolate melts in pastel colors – like yellow, orange, lavender, light blue, light green, and pink
  • fresh strawberries, rinsed and dried

Other equipment

  • microwave proof glass bowls
  • silicone spatula to stir the chocolate
  • microwave
  • wax paper
  • possible toothpick

How to make Pastel Chocolate Covered Strawberries

melted pastel chocolate
  • melt one color of the chocolate
  • stir melted chocolate
  • place the wax paper onto the countertop
  • dip some of the cleaned and dried strawberries into the melted chocolate
  • lift up and let the excess chocolate melt off
  • place the strawberries carefully onto wax paper and let dry
  • repeat with other colors of chocolate
pastel chocolate covered strawberries

Pastel Strawberries

Colorful chocolate covered strawberries in pastel colors for spring and Easter
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
dipping and drying: 1 hour
Servings: 24
Calories: 46cal
Author: Melissa Haines

Equipment

  • 4 small microwave-proof bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. strawberries rinsed and dried
  • cup light purple chocolate melts
  • cup light blue chocolate melts
  • cup yellow chocolate melts
  • cup light pink chocolate melts
  • optional – pastel sprinkles

Instructions

  • melt one color of the chocolate
  • *place chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute, stir unti smooth. Microwave an additional 30 seconds, if necessary
  • place enough wax paper onto the countertop to hold strawberries
  • dip 1/4 of the dried strawberries into this color of melted chocolate
  • I like to dip the strawberry about half way or 3/4 of the way up keeping some of the red exposed
  • lift the covered strawberry up and let the excess chocolate drip off
  • place the strawberries carefully onto wax paper and let dry
  • If you are using sprinkles, this is when you can add them while the chocolate on the strawberry is still melted
  • repeat with other colors of chocolate

Notes

Nutrition facts are only an estimate 

Colors:

Any light pastel color will do for making these strawberries. Options might include, light green, orange, light yellow, and light pink

Can I color white chocolate chips? 

Yes, but it is best to use an oil-based food coloring. It is possible to use gel food coloring, but it will need to be added while the chocolate is still warm and it does run the risk of seizing the chocolate 

Nutrition

Calories: 46cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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