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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super cute, right?! They’re seriously the perfect no-bake Easter dessert!
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Carrots
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.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 12 chocolate-covered strawberries 1x
- 12 fresh strawberries with stems
- 1.5 cups orange candy melts
- Fresh oregano (for garnish)
Wash and dry strawberries completely. 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 keep from clumping.
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.
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!
Strawberries can be made ahead and will last up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
If you don’t have orange candy melts, you can also mix orange food dye and almond bark or white chocolate chips to create the dipping chocolate.
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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