These colorful candy coated strawberries are a rainbow treat that’s perfect for Easter or Spring! They’re easy to make with only 2 ingredients!
Candy Coated Easter Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are always a fun treat, but did you know that you can make them in rainbow colors too?
We used colorful candy melts to create this rainbow of candy coated strawberries for Easter! They’re so pretty and they are easy to make too! Kids will love helping to dip the fruit into the colorful candy to create this springtime dessert!
All you need are two ingredients to get started and you can create a festive snack that is sure to be a hit with both kids and grown-ups alike! Make them as a gift or to decorate your Easter table.
Related: Learn how to make our Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day!
- Fresh Strawberries
- Candy Melts in various pastel colors
- Coconut oil (optional, only as needed)
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
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Clean and trim the stems from the strawberries. Pat dry and allow to air dry completely before applying the candy coating.
Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the different candy melt colors in separate microwave-safe bowls.
Heat one color of candy melts for 25 seconds, stir and reheat as needed. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil if needed to help loosen up the candy melts.
Stick a small toothpick in the top of a strawberry and then rotate the strawberry in the melted candy melts until completely coated. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and repeat dipping strawberries until candy melts are used up.
Repeat with all candy melt colors.
Allow the candy melts to set for 20 minutes before storing or serving.
The yield will vary on the size of the strawberries, but will be approximately 30 strawberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Candy Melts Made of Chocolate?
Even though they look like colorful chocolate chips and melt like chocolate, candy melts actually aren’t chocolate at all!
We often use Wilton brand candy melts, whose website explains: “Candy Melts are a colored, flavored confectionary ingredient that’s used for baking and decorating.”
Candy melts are usually made of a combination of sugar and vegetable oil — they contain no cocoa solids or cocoa butter. So nope, not chocolate!
However, they act so much like chocolate that it’s easy to see why they are often called such!
What is the Best Way to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries?
It depends on when you plan to eat them!
Candy melt coated strawberries are very similar to chocolate covered strawberries in how they keep. Chocolate covered strawberries are best enjoyed the day you make them. The strawberries are the freshest and the chocolate coating is smooth.
Over time, the strawberries will start to “sweat” and release moisture. This moisture can loosen the chocolate coating. It doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them, it just means they aren’t quite as perfect as when you first made them.
If you’re going to enjoy the strawberries on the same day, you can simply leave them out on the countertop, covered, at room temperature. You don’t need to refrigerate them for the first 24 hours and it wouldn’t be ideal because the cold temperatures of the fridge speed up the “sweating” process.
However, if you have leftover strawberries after 24 hours, you will want to refrigerate them at that point. This helps preserve them, even though there will be a little sweating.
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Printable Copy of our Candy Coated Strawberry Recipe:
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries
- 2 cups candy melts (1/3 cup each of various pastel colors)
- Wash and dry strawberries and remove the stens. strawberries. Make sure they are completely dry before applying the candy coating.
- Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper and set aside.
- Place each different candy melt color in a separate microwave-safe bowl. Heat one color of candy melts for 25 seconds, stir and reheat as needed. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil if needed to help loosen up the candy melts.
- Stick a small toothpick in the top of a strawberry and then rotate the strawberry in the melted candy until completely coated. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat dipping strawberries until candy melts are used up.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is an estimate only
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