Want to take fresh summer raspberries over the top? The easiest way is to transform them into decadent chocolate covered raspberries! The combination of chocolate and raspberry is undeniably unique and this simple dessert allows the sweet, tart raspberry flavor to really shine through!
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Summer berries are my favorite! I get excited every year when they start to appear in the Farmer's market.
They're one of those fruits that you can enjoy any time of day! They're great in the morning with a fluffy stack of oat flour pancakes or bowl of yogurt, while in the after they truly elevate snacks!
But dessert is where they really show off their exquisite flavors especially when simply served with just a coating of chocolate. From chocolate covered blueberries to chocolate covered blackberries, and now to these raspberries covered in chocolate, your berries have never tasted so good!
It's a simple way to enjoy raspberry dessert either or on their own or in combination with other great summer desserts.
All you need to make this easy dessert are three simple ingredients. Here's what you need:
- Dark Chocolate: You can chocolate chips, chopped chocolate, or melting wafers to make chocolate raspberries. Just be sure to choose a high-quality brand. Fresh Raspberries: Make sure to choose fresh, ripe, and unblemished raspberries. Raspberries are delicate and have a short shelf-life so it's best to buy them as close to the time you plan to dip and serve.
- Coconut Oil: It isn’t required but helps keep the chocolate nice and thin, allowing it to drip through the dipping spoon easily and keep it from clumping. Do not try to use other types of liquid oil as they will work differently than the coconut oil and the chocolate may not harden.
See the recipe card for the quantities of each ingredient.
Substitutions and Variations
Here are a few ideas for ingredient swaps and variations you can use for your dark chocolate covered raspberries.
- Change up the chocolate. You can really use any flavor of chocolate though with raspberries I prefer dark chocolate. Experiment with milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, or even white chocolate. White chocolate covered raspberries is another favorite combination!
- Layer the raspberries with different flavors of chocolate. You can double dip your berries dipping first in dark chocolate and then in white chocolate or the other way around. You can also drizzle a different type of chocolate over the top with a piping bag. The trick is to allow the first layer to dry completely.
- Can't find fresh raspberries? You can use dried raspberries or frozen berries instead. If using frozen, I would cover them in chocolate with a spoon rather than adding them to the bowl as the moisture from the berries will cause the chocolate to seize.
- Frozen chocolate covered raspberries: Freeze them and enjoy them straight from the freezer!
- Raspberry clusters: Form the raspberries into clusters and cover in chocolate.
- Add some sea salt: Sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt on top while the chocolate is still a bit wet.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Raspberries
Are you ready to get started? Chocolate raspberries go together easily in just a few steps.
Prepare a tray, baking sheet, or plate by lining with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl. Heat them in the microwave in 15-second intervals. Stir between each interval and repeat as needed until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Use a slotted spoon or fork to carefully dip each raspberry into the melted chocolate. and on to the prepared tray.
⭐ Make sure your berries are very dry before dipping! Any water may cause the chocolate to seize.
- Lay the dipped raspberries on a tray or rack lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Allow the berries to set.
⭐ Looking for the tools I'm using to make chocolate dipped raspberries? Check out the recipe card below for my recommendations!
How to Store
For best results, chocolate dipped raspberries need to be refrigerated or frozen. They will last up to five days when stored in the fridge. This treat can be frozen for up to a month and enjoyed right out of the freezer.
If serving for a party, I'd recommend making them the day of the event rather than trying to make them ahead of time.
Chocolate raspberries are great to eat straight from the freezer or fridge but you can also use them in many more ways! Here are a few ideas for some inspiration.
- These berries make a great addition to a fruit platter or dessert tray for parties. Enjoy them with other chocolatey fruits such as chocolate dipped pineapple or chocolate covered oranges.
- Add them to a plate of sugar blossom cookies or Valentine's cookies for that extra finishing touch.
- Enjoy them on a bowl of your favorite ice cream.
- Be sure your berries are completely dry before dipping. If they have any excess water it can cause the chocolate to seize. For best results, I like to wash and dry my berries overnight to ensure they are super dry.
- Stir the chocolate between each 15-second interval to prevent the chocolate from overheating and seizing.
- Get creative! Check out the variations above for some ideas of everything you can do to make this a truly special treat!
- Use high-quality chocolate and fresh raspberries for the best results.
While it may depend slightly on the freshness of your berries, they will last up to five days in the fridge or a month in the freezer.
This term refers to chocolate becoming a thick, lumpy mass instead of smooth and dippable. It occurs when water (even a tiny amount) comes in contact with the melted chocolate. While you may be able to fix it by melting it again with a small amount of coconut oil, it may affect the texture of the final product.
The chocolate will set in about 10 minutes. You can also place them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to speed it up.
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Chocolate Covered Raspberries
- Chocolates These are my preferred chocolates when I am doing chocolate dipped fruit. The quality, taste and melting texture is perfect.
- Chocolate Dipping Tool This dipping tool isn’t necessary but is extremely helpful as it allows the extra chocolate to drip off. Alternatively, you could use a regular spoon or fork.
- 10 oz dark chocolate chips chopped chocolate or melting wafers (I like Guirdelli dark melting chocolate)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil optional, to thin chocolate
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- Prepare a tray, baking sheet or plate by lining with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil and heat in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.
- Carefully dip each raspberry into the melted chocolate and on to the prepared tray.
- Allow the berries to set and serve.