These boozy chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect "sweetheart" dessert with a little twist on the classic. This recipe is simple to follow and doesn't require any baking.
All you need is a few ingredients and a little bit of time to let the strawberries soak in the vodka. These would be perfect for any party or special occasion!
Boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Easy No-Bake Dessert
Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic dessert that is enjoyed by many. They are simple to make and can be customized to fit any occasion. This recipe adds a little bit of alcohol to the mix, which makes them perfect for parties or other special occasions.
But, if you wanted to make these chocolate strawberries without alcohol, you could absolutely do so. This is such a fast and easy treat, it would take less than 30 minutes.
Variations on Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You could experiment with different types of chocolate. I used dark chocolate for this recipe, but milk or white chocolate would be fun.
Alternatively, you can use some of those fancy candy melts that are pre-flavored instead of straight chocolate. I would love to try some of the flavor combinations I've seen like birthday cake, coffee and others.
As another alternative, if you're just not that into strawberries, you could make this recipe with other berries like raspberries, blackberries or blueberries. Just take care dipping them in the chocolate, because they're a lot smaller and you could end up dipping your finger tips too.
What Goes into Making Boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
There are just so few ingredients in this easy no-bake dessert recipe that it makes this feel like a no-fail recipe. Which it is. This is all you're going to need:
- 3 cups strawberries
- 1 ½ cup vodka
- 1 ½ cup chocolate
- 2 teaspoon coconut oil
Kitchen Tools Needed
You probably don't need to look outside of your kitchen to find these tools, but just in case you don't have them on hand, I created some links for you so you can have all the tools on-hand that you need to make chocolate strawberries.
How to Make Boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Wash the strawberries that you are going to use first.
Place strawberries in a large bowl and cover with vodka. Allow the strawberries to soak in the vodka for about one hour.
Drain and wipe each of the strawberries to dry and set aside.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil, stirring until smooth and creamy.
Dip each of the the strawberries in the chocolate and place them on the previously prepared baking sheet.
Allow the strawberries to rest on the counter for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
Decorate with white chocolate or serve as is.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Other Alcohol Can I Use to Make Boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
If you don't want to use vodka, you can try using tequila, rum, or bourbon instead. Just be sure to adjust the amount of time you leave the strawberries soaking in the alcohol you use depending on how strong you want the flavor to be. Using vodka, there's little or no flavor, so note that using any other alcohol will change the flavor.
How Do You Serve Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
The most classic way to serve chocolate covered strawberries is on their own. However, there are many other ways you can enjoy them. Here are a few ideas:
- Serve them with a scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream for a decadent dessert.
- Make strawberry chocolate truffles by dipping the strawberries in melted chocolate, then rolling them in cocoa powder or nuts.
- Use them as a topping for some other dessert.
- Serve them with champagne for a fun and festive twist.
No matter how you choose to serve these boozy chocolate covered strawberries, they are sure to be a hit!
Are These Chocolate Covered Strawberries Gluten-Free?
Yes, these chocolate covered strawberries are gluten-free. If you decide to make this recipe using a different alcohol, just make sure it's a gluten-free alcohol.
Are These Chocolate Strawberries Vegan?
As written, this recipe is vegetarian, not vegan. If you want to make your chocolate strawberries vegan (and completely dairy-free), you can use vegan chocolate chips or a dairy-free chocolate bar.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries for This Recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen strawberries for this recipe. Just be sure to thaw them completely before dipping them in the chocolate. Otherwise, the chocolate will seize up and be difficult to work with.
Tips for Storing Boozy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last up to a week this way.
If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze them for up to two months, just be aware that this may make the chocolate have a pale white dusty-looking coating. This will not affect the chocolate in any way other than the look, though, so they're still good if that happens.
If you want to make these ahead of time, you could also soak the strawberries in the vodka a few days in advance, then cover them in chocolate on the day you plan to serve. Just be sure to store them in a sealed container so they don't dry out.
Looking for More No-Bake Desserts?
If you love the idea of a no-bake dessert so your kitchen doesn't heat up unnecessarily, join the club! We will be adding more delicious ideas here soon, but for now, check out these favorites that are often on our dessert menu. Make sure you bookmark the recipes or print them out so you will have them on hand when you need an easy treat!
- 3 cups (432g) strawberries
- 1 ½ cup (355ml) vodka
- 1 ½ cup (255g) chocolate
- 2 teaspoon (9g) coconut oil
- Wash the strawberries that you are going to use first.
- Place strawberries in a large bowl and cover with vodka. Allow the strawberries to soak in the vodka for about one hour.
- Drain and wipe each of the strawberries to dry and set aside.
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil, stirring until smooth and creamy.
- Dip each of the the strawberries in the chocolate and place them on the previously prepared baking sheet.
- Allow the strawberries to rest on the counter for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
- Decorate with white chocolate or serve as is.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g