Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Instant Pot) | Baby Shower Food Ideas

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Chocolate covered strawberries are the easiest dessert that looks way classier than the work required. Not only are they normally easy to make, but using theInstant Pot as a double boiler makes it even easier! If you’ve never made chocolate covered strawberries before, this will become your go-to dessert when you need to bring a dessert somewhere! I’ve also included some awesome Instant Pot baby shower food ideas!

White Chocolate Covered Strawberries, perfect for your next baby shower or bridal shower party!

What is a Double Boiler?

A double boiler is composed of a pot of gently simmering water and a larger bowl that sits on top of it. Because the water doesn’t touch the upper bowl, the ingredients get the perfect amount of heat to melt or cook. The purpose of a double boiler is to use indirect heat to gently heat delicate foods like sauces, custards, and chocolate that can easily burn.

How to Melt Chocolate in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot can be used as a genius double boiler, perfect for candy-making! Plus, you don’t want to stand in front of the stove to do it or you’re on the go. Now, you can have melted chocolate on the table or countertop! Wouldn’t that be great for a fun fondue night?

Double Boiler with Instant Pot

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

(PS: I need to just straight up apologize for these pictures that are slightly atrocious. We were working so fast and it was SO dark that day- plus I hadn’t showered and the guests were coming in 20 minutes. It was a rough one!)

Like I said, making chocolate covered strawberries is super easy and simple. It makes a great party favor or dessert to bring to a party or family dinner.

Almond Bark

Start by making the double boiler in the Instant Pot. Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot, and set the pot to low saute. Find a large glass bowl that fits over the edge of the Instant Pot liner. The bowl must be large enough so it doesn’t drop into the liner and get stuck, or fall in and touch the water.

Melted white almond bark

White or Milk Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Add chocolate (or chocolate bark/white almond bark) to the bowl in whatever quantity you need. As the chocolate melts, stir it around with a whisk or rubber spatula to keep it evenly heated. If the bowl starts rattling or it gets too hot, turn the Instant Pot off or to the Keep Warm function.

Strawberries

Preparing Strawberries for Dipping

Now to the berries! First, prepare the strawberries by washing and drying thoroughly. Because the berries need to be completely dry, I recommend washing the berries at least the night before. If moisture gets in the chocolate, it can seize, which you definitely don’t want!

Check out my post on the Everlasting Berry Hack to keep berries from molding for up to 20 days!

Strawberry dipped in white chocolate

Dip washed and dried strawberries in the chocolate. I like to use a fork or corn cob holder to hold the strawberry. Just stick it right on the top and swirl it into the chocolate. Next, tap it against the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Lastly, place the chocolate covered strawberry on a cookie sheet covered with wax/parchment paper. I like using a nonstick silicone baking sheet.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Decorating Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Now these look great as is, but I wanted to make them a little more festive for the party! After I dipped all the berries, I took the remaining chocolate and added some food coloring. I transferred the blue chocolate into a small Ziploc and cut the corner off to do a little drizzle. Perfecto!

Drizzled White Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You can also sprinkle some sprinkles, chopped nuts, or use a different type of chocolate to decorate.

Baby Shower/Bridal Shower Food

I served these beautiful chocolate covered strawberries as dessert for a baby shower. Initially, I was going to make a homemade ombre macaron tower, but I got so busy that I didn’t have time 😂. Just typing that sounds so obnoxious… Macarons are tricky and time consuming with a high risk of failure.

On top of everything else I had going on, I knew I had to simplify! I’m glad I thought to make these because they are equally crowd-pleasing and a million times easier!

I served these alongside:

It was a fun, festive, springy, light menu for all the women that attended. I think these types of foods would be awesome for your next baby or bridal shower you’re hosting!

Drizzled White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Instant Pot)

Using the Instant Pot as a double boiler makes these Chocolate Covered Strawberries super simple and easy! Perfect for your next party!
Course Dessert, Fruit, Holiday, Party
Cuisine American
Keyword Berries, chocolate, chocolate covered strawberries, Instant Pot, Strawberries, white chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Lisa Childs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound White Almond Bark
  • 1 bag Chocolate Chips or White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 pounds Fresh Strawberries Washed and dried

Instructions

  • Add 2 cups of water to the Instant Pot. Set on Low Saute.
  • Place a large glass bowl that fits over the edge of the Instant Pot liner on top of the Instant Pot.
  • Add Almond bark OR chocolate chips to the bowl and let melt, about 5 minutes. Stir constantly until melted. Adjust the heat on the Instant Pot to OFF or KEEP WARM if the bowl starts rattling or it gets too hot.
  • Pierce a strawberry with a fork or small skewer. Dip each berry into the chocolate and swirl to cover. Tap the excess chocolate off into the bowl, and place on a piece of wax/parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Drizzle with additional chocolate, sprinkles, nuts, or other toppings to decorate, if desired. 
  • Let cool until set, about 10 minutes. Enjoy immediately or the day of dipping. 

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