Take your fresh (or frozen) blackberries up a notch by coating them in double layers of chocolate! These chocolate covered blackberries with white and dark chocolate layers make an indulgent treat you can feel good about enjoying!
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Whenever the summer rolls around and fresh berries start appearing at my local market, I can't wait to get started adding them to our meals at the house! We love them for breakfast, added to salads, and even as an after-dinner dessert!
These chocolate dipped blackberries make a delicious treat to enjoy as a sweet treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! Enjoy them on their own, along with a bowl of ice cream, or add to your favorite trail mix! They're good in so many ways!
All you need are THREE simple ingredients to make chocolate covered blackberries! Here's a closer look at what you will need to buy!
- Dark Chocolate: You can use dark chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or melting wafers. Dark chocolate typically has a higher percentage of cacao and less sugar so the bitter, chocolate flavor really shines through!
- White Chocolate: Just like dark chocolate you can use chips, chopped chocolate, or melting wafers.
- Blackberries: Use fresh, summer-ripe blackberries for the best flavor!
PRO TIP: When dipping fruit in chocolate choose a good brand of chocolate. It doesn't matter what brand you use as long as it's high-quality. I really prefer using Ghiradelli chocolate wafers because they taste great and melt easily.
See the recipe card for the exact quantities of each ingredient.
Substitutions and Variations
Chocolate blackberries are very versatile! This means you can change them up to make them just the way you enjoy them. Here are a few ideas for inspiration!
- Skip the layers: You can also dip them in just one type of chocolate or dip some in white chocolate and some in dark chocolate.
- Try other types of chocolate: Use milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate!
- Make chocolate blackberry clusters. Place dipped berries in groups of three and four so they will stick together. Dip them again as a group and top them with a touch of sea salt.
- Dried blackberries: You can use dried blackberries similar to chocolate raisins!
- Enjoy frozen chocolate covered blackberries! After you're done dipping, freeze them on the baking pan. Once they freeze you can transfer the frozen berries to a freezer-safe container. Enjoy them straight from the freezer.
- Add some nuts or sprinkles! Immediately after placing the dipped berries on your tray sprinkle them with some finely chopped nuts or sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
If you love these you can also make chocolate blueberries!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Blackberries
This easy dessert is simple enough for any level cook to make! Take a look at the main steps for making these chocolate blackberries but be sure to check the recipe card for all the details before getting started.
The first thing you will want to do before you get started is to add a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to the pan or plate you will place the berries on after dipping.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 15-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Be sure to stir between each interval. Dip the blackberries one at a time into the melted chocolate. Turn it around to fully coat the entire berry.
- Lay each berry on your paper-lined tray or plate after dipping and give them about five minutes for the chocolate to set.
- Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 15-second intervals just like you did with the white chocolate. Stir after each time interval and repeat until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Dip the white chocolate-coated berries in the dark chocolate using a spoon.
- Once they're fully coated, lay them on your prepared tray and allow the chocolate to set. This usually takes about five minutes.
PRO TIP: If you want to make them extra fancy, drizzle some melted chocolate top over the top to make a design! Place a bit of melted chocolate in a ziplock bag and clip off a corner to drizzle!
- Once the chocolate has set you're ready to serve! You can serve them on their own or in a bowl along with some plain blackberries for a more interesting look.
Since these are made using fresh berries I don't recommend storing them at room temperature. For best results, store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
They're also great to freeze! Store them in a freezer-safe container for up to a month and enjoy them right out of the freezer.
Expert Tips and FAQS
- Make sure your berries are dry. Water may cause the chocolate to seize so the berries need to be completely dry. I like to wash and dry my berries overnight to ensure they are super dry.
- Stir the chocolate when heating. This prevents the chocolate from overheating and seizing.
- Let the chocolate set in between layers. Each layer needs to be set up before adding another layer. It only takes about five minutes for the chocolate to harden.
- If your chocolate is too thick, add a bit of coconut oil to thin it out.
Yes, they're great frozen! Make sure to store them in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. They're best enjoyed straight from the freezer as once thawed the berries may be overly soft.
Yes! Blackberries have a sweet-sour flavor and plenty juicy which pairs great with the bitter, sweet, and creamy flavors of chocolate. The seeds add a nice crunch as well when you bite into them!
Yes, you can use frozen berries for this recipe, but I would cover them in chocolate with a spoon rather than adding them to the bowl as the moisture from the berries may cause the chocolate to seize.
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Chocolate Covered Blackberries
- Prepare a tray, baking sheet or plate by lining with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.
- Dip a blackberry in the melted chocolate and turn to coat. Transfer to the prepared tray and allow chocolate to set. (About 5 minutes).
- When chocolate is set, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.
- Dip the white chocolate coated berries in the dark chocolate and transfer to the prepared tray. Allow chocolate to set. (About 5 minutes)