Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries (GF, Vegetarian)

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Making Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries at home is easy, fun, and affordable! These delicious and elegant treats are perfect edible gifts that are ideal for Valentine’s Day, or any other special occasion.

Suitable for Vegetarian and Gluten Free diets. Weight Watchers Points included.

top down view of the finished chocolate coated strawberries served on a white plate

Friends, being able to make chocolate-covered strawberries at home is sooooo great! It’s fun and much easier than you might think, and the best part is you don’t have to pay over $30 for a dozen plain dipped strawberries anymore.

Don’t worry, I know people are hesitant to make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries at home because they’re afraid of burning the chocolate. Using your Instant Pot as a double boiler helps ensure you won’t burn your chocolate and you don’t have to sit by the microwave constantly checking the chocolate to see if it’s melted. 

You only need 3 ingredients to make these, and I’m sure once you learn how easy it is to melt the chocolate, you’ll be raiding your cupboards, grabbing all the goodies to make all sorts of delicious chocolate-covered treats. Don’t worry I have a few other surprise suggestions to dip later in the post. 

the completed instant pot chocolate covered strawberries on a white plate

Why You’ll ♡ Them

  • Perfect Valentine’s Day treats and edible gifts.
  • All that’s needed are 3 ingredients.
  • A sophisticated sweet treat that’s fun to make.

Tools You Need

Soooo, let’s gather up these ingredients and I will show you how to make some fantastic easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries….

How To Make Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Put white chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits inside the Instant Pot insert. 
  2. Put the milk chocolate in a separate heatproof bowl that also fits in the Instant Pot insert. 
  3. Add 1 cup of water into Instant Pot insert, select the sauté button, and set to less heat. 
  4. Once it heats up, use your Instant Pot as a double boiler by placing your bowl of white chocolate over the Instant Pot. The bottom of the bowl should fit inside the top of the pot and the wider top should not.  
  5. Stir periodically until white chocolate is fully melted. Remove the bowl.
  6. One at a time, dip the strawberries into white chocolate, then place on a baking tray to set.
  7. Add about another half cup of water to your Instant Pot.
  8. Again, use the Instant Pot as a double boiler and place the bowl of milk chocolate over the Instant Pot and allow it to melt.
  9. Remove the bowl and then dip each of the coated berries into the milk chocolate, place back on the baking tray and let them set.
  10. To decorate, drizzle any leftover chocolate over the strawberries.
  11. Place the tray in the fridge to allow the chocolate to fully cool and harden before serving.
image collage showing the first few steps for making chocolate covered strawberries in the instant pot

Don’t these dipped strawberries look so incredible?!

image collage showing the final steps for making chocolate dipped strawberries with the instant pot

Expert Recipe Tips

  • Add leftover chocolate to a piping bag to easily decorate your strawberries.
  • To make chocolate even smoother when melting add a little coconut oil
  • If you need it to be allergen-friendly, try EnjoyLife chocolate morsels or chunks.
  • If you have the option, do not use the high setting in sauté mode. Melt your chocolate using the Low/Less or Normal instead.
  • Stir the chocolate periodically when melting so it’s nice and smooth.
  • Make sure you’re using soft and ripe strawberries.  
the chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper

Delicious Variations

There’s so many reasons to love homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and after you’ve tried it with this recipe, you can try some of these other variations:

  • Try different chocolates: Try a nice dark chocolate bar, different brands of chocolate morsels, etc.
  • Try other treats: Try dipping bananas, blueberries, apples, oranges, cherries, graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzel rods, etc. 
  • Roll in treats: Try rolling your freshly dipped berries in chopped walnuts, almonds, peanuts, or your nut of choice. Add in other goodies like shredded coconut, mini M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, etc. 

Store And Freeze

  • Store In an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1-2 days. The berries start to lose their juices and ruin the chocolate if you leave them any longer. 
  • Freeze – You can freeze your chocolate covered treats after they’ve cooled and hardened for 1-2 months in the freezer. 
a plate filled with chocolate covered strawberries

FAQs

What Is The Best Kind Of Chocolate To Use?

I find that using chocolate chips or bar chocolate is easy to use. You can find chips, dipping chocolate bars, or chocolate bark at most local grocery stores.  

What Kind Of Mixing Bowl Should You Use? 

You can use either glass or metal mixing bowls. Keep in mind that when changing temperatures, getting the glass bowl hot and turning the heat off to cool it can raise the risk of breaking glass. 

It can also cause a seal to form between the Instant Pot and glass mixing bowl so you may have a hard time getting your bowl out of the Instant Pot. 

If that’s the case, once you’ve turned the heat off, turn the Saute function back on and wait a few minutes for it to heat up and your bowl should loosen up and be easy to remove.  

Should Strawberries Be Cold Or Room Temperature Before Dipping In Chocolate?

It’s best to use room temperature strawberries before you dip them in melted chocolate. If you’re using strawberries that have been kept in the refrigerator, let them come to room temperature for about 20-30 minutes before dipping them.

two chocolate dipped strawberries stacked on top of one another

Serving Suggestions

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Weight Watchers Points 

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

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top down view of the finished chocolate coated strawberries served on a white plate
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Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Learn to make Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries at home. You only need 3 ingredients to make these delicious treats perfect for edible gifts.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Brunch, Dessert, Edible Gifts
Cuisine: american, western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 24
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups (225g) white chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups (225g) milk chocolate chips
  • 24 strawberries

Instructions

  • Put white chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits inside the Instant Pot insert. 
  • Put the milk chocolate in a separate heatproof bowl that also fits in the Instant Pot insert. 
  • Add 1 cup of water into Instant Pot insert, select the sauté button, and set to less heat. 
  • Stir periodically until white chocolate is fully melted. Remove the bowl.
  • One at a time, dip the strawberries into white chocolate, then place on a baking tray to set.
  • Add about another half cup of water to your Instant Pot.
  • Again, use the Instant Pot as a double boiler and place the bowl of milk chocolate over the Instant Pot and allow it to melt.
  • Remove the bowl and then dip each of the coated berries into the milk chocolate, place back on the baking tray and let them set.
  • To decorate, drizzle any leftover chocolate over the strawberries.
  • Place the tray in the fridge to allow the chocolate to fully cool and harden before serving.
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Notes

  • You can add leftover chocolate to a piping bag to easily decorate your strawberries.
  • To make chocolate even smoother when melting add a little coconut oil. 
  • If you need it to be allergen friendly- try EnjoyLife chocolate morsels or chunks
  • If you have the option, use the Low/Less or Normal Saute Setting, don’t use High. 
  • You may need to stir the chocolate as it’s melting to get everything nice and smooth.
  • Make sure you’re using soft and ripe strawberries.  
There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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10 Comments

  1. I’m a bit confused about your dipping process. Here’s my confusion copied from your instructions, “dip each of the coated berries into the milk chocolate…” Are you dipping the strawberries into the chocolate after you’ve dipped in the white? I’ve never eaten double-dipped before and I think maybe the white chocolate would melt when dipping into the chocolate? Cannot wait to make these. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    Always looking for great new ways to use my Instant Pot – had no idea you could melt chocolate in it! Love it

  3. 5 stars
    Every day I am more and more impressed by the versatility of the Instant Pot! I would have never thought to use it like this, but I will definitely be trying this out!

  4. 5 stars
    You make this chocolate dipping business sound like an easy task. My boys will love this too. I wonder if I can use the same technique to dip my cake pops

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you, what a great idea. I would not have thought to melt chocolate in the Instant Pot. This looks really easy.

  6. 5 stars
    Loved how easy this was to make with my instant pot! Will definitely be making again 🙂