No-Bake Easter Treat: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Carrots


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Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shows how to make chocolate covered strawberries like carrots on Diary of a Debutante

Easter is just a few weeks away! It’s also currently strawberry season, so I thought it’d be fun to merge the two and make some cute chocolate-covered strawberry carrots! I actually got the idea from Sherri’s Berries and decided to create a more budget-friendly version at home. Turns out they’re super easy to make and only require two main ingredients– strawberries and orange wafers. Plus, you can serve them on their own or use them to decorate the tops of other Easter desserts, like carrot cake or carrot “dirt cups.” Keep reading for the full recipe and tutorial!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Carrots

Chocolate covered strawberry carrots made by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Ingredients

One of the best things about this no-bake Easter dessert? There are only two real ingredients! Here’s everything you need to make a batch of chocolate-covered strawberry carrots–

  • Fresh strawberries with stems– The greener, the better! Also, if you can, try and choose strawberries that come to a point. They just look more carrot-like. 
  • Orange candy melts– I use these! They’re super easy to work with and taste great. 
  • Fresh oregano (for garnish)– Oregano is the perfect green for carrot tops!

It’s also worth noting that you’ll definitely need wax or parchment paper. It’s the perfect non-stick surface for the melted chocolate to harden. 

Wilton orange candy melts used to create chocolate-covered strawberry carrots by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante Wilton orange candy melts on Diary of a Debutante

How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Carrots

To make a batch of chocolate-covered strawberry carrots, start by washing and drying your strawberries. It’s important that the strawberries are totally dry, otherwise they can get soggy and/or start tasting funky. It’s also important that the tops are fresh and in-tact, since you’ll use them to grip your strawberries. Also, I mean… what’s a carrot without its green top?! 

Next, melt the orange wafers in a microwave-safe bowl. I typically microwave the bowl for 45 seconds, stir with a butter knife, and then microwave again for 30-second intervals until smooth. I also stir the melted chocolate frequently, otherwise it gets lumpy and can make the strawberries look like they’re breaking out. 

Melted orange candy wafers used to create no bake Easter desserts on Diary of a Debutante

Once the orange wafers are melted and smooth, grab the strawberries by the stem and dip them in the bowl. I like to roll them around horizontally, almost like a paint roller, to make sure I don’t miss any spots. I also hold them over the bowl for about 30 seconds to shake off as much extra chocolate as possible.

After you’ve dipped each strawberry and shaken off all the extra chocolate, place it on wax paper to harden. Let them sit for at least five minutes each. 

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shows how to make chocolate dipped strawberry carrots on Diary of a Debutante

Once the chocolate has hardened, drizzle a little on top of the strawberries to create “carrot lines.” If you want precise parallel lines, I recommend piping the chocolate on. However, if you want a more natural textural look, use a knife or fork to create a natural chocolate drip. 

Just a tip– if you’re like me and want to clean up any hardened chocolate that’s pooled underneath the strawberries, use a sharp knife to cut away the excess. Don’t try and crack it off with your fingers because you may accidentally break a big piece of orange chocolate off. 

Finally, refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Once you’re ready to eat, place your chocolate-covered strawberry carrots on a plate and use the oregano to create vibrant carrot tops. You can also use them to embellish the tops of other fun Easter desserts, like carrot cake or “carrot patch” dirt cups.

Chocolate strawberry carrots made by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares one of her favorite easy Easter desserts no bake on Diary of a Debutante

Super cute, right?! They’re seriously the perfect no-bake Easter dessert!

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares one of her favorite no bake Easter desserts on Diary of a Debutante

Chocolate covered strawberry carrots

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Carrots

Yield: 12 chocolate-covered strawberries
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These fun chocolate-covered strawberry carrots are the perfect festive no-bake Easter dessert! Eat them by themselves or use them to embellish the tops of other fun Easter desserts, like carrot cake or “carrot patch” dirt cups.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh strawberries with stems
  • 1.5 cups orange candy melts
  • Fresh oregano (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry fresh strawberries. Melt the orange wafers in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds, stir with a butter knife, and then microwave again for 30-second intervals until smooth. Once smooth, stir frequently to avoid clumping. 
  2. Gently grab each strawberry by the stem and dip it in the bowl of smooth melted chocolate. Once covered, hold it over the bowl for about 30 seconds to shake off as much extra chocolate as possible. Place on wax paper to harden. Repeat with remaining strawberries. 
  3. Using a fork or decorating piping bag, lightly drizzle melted chocolate on top of the hardened chocolate-covered strawberries to create “carrot lines.” Garnish stems with fresh oregano to create vibrant carrot tops. Refrigerate until ready to serve!

Notes

Substitutions

  • Food coloring- If you don't have orange candy melts, you can also mix orange food coloring with almond bark or white chocolate chips to create the dipping chocolate. 

Serving Tips

Enjoy these chocolate-covered strawberry carrots by themselves or repurpose them to embellish your favorite Easter desserts, like so--

  • Cake toppers- These chocolate-covered strawberry carrots look adorable on Easter cakes (and cupcakes, trifles, etc)!
  • Dirt cups- Place a single chocolate-covered strawberry carrot in a chocolate pudding cup to create "carrot patch" dirt cups.

Storage

  • Counter (at room temperature)- If you plan on enjoying your chocolate-covered strawberry carrots the same day you make them, drape the plate with plastic wrap and store them on the counter at room temperature. This way, they'll stay fresh and won’t "sweat."
  • Fridge- Strawberries can be made ahead and will last up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. To prevent "sweating," place a couple of paper towels at the bottom of the airtight container and place the strawberries on the top, using sheets of wax paper or parchment paper as a barrier between layers. If you have space in your refrigerator, you can also transfer the chocolate-covered strawberries to a parchment-lined baking sheet or plate and wrap them tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent condensation.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4Serving Size 3 strawberries
Amount Per ServingCalories 54Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 1g

Nutritional information isn't always accurate and can vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to discrepancies among brands, precision of measurements, and freshness of ingredients.

If you tried making these fun little chocolate strawberry carrots, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you had any trouble. Questions, concerns, or complaints– I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help! Also, if you need other bite-sized Easter dessert ideas, check out these sweet little mini peach pies. They require some basic baking, but they’re seriously so easy!

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