Simple & Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hello friends!

This post will be simple and sweet, as I’m currently running around like a madwoman with a million things to do.

Why did I ever imagine my last semester of college would be easy?

Seriously, whoever suggests that senioritis is a thing that happens to actual college seniors and not every other undergrad trying to be funny, has not met me or my roommates.

Can you believe I almost never see them?! What with internships, running student organizations, classes, oh and social lives, this is the busiest bee hive ever.

So when life gets crazy: simple sweets are the solution!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day - On Sugar Mountain

Who doesn’t love a chocolate covered strawberry?

If you aren’t the best baker, or can’t cook anything that doesn’t involve scrambled eggs (hint hint Joshua) these chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

Two ingredients: melted chocolate and strawberries. It’s really that simple, yet tastes oh so amazing.

I melted my chocolate in a makeshift double boiler (one pot of simmering water underneath another pot holding the chocolate) but you could easily melt your chocolate in the microwave. Just keep to 15 second intervals so you don’t burn any of it.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day - On Sugar Mountain

Trust me, you may think chocolate could never look unappetizing – until you scorch it.

That’s a hot mess that you can’t even shame-eat in the corner of your kitchen!

Not that I ever do that with bad recipes or anything… Because there’s no such thing as a bad recipe in my kitchen…

Bahahahahahaha. I crack myself up sometimes.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries for Valentine's Day - On Sugar Mountain

Anyways, I can see that the excess caffeine from the dozen cups of coffee is making me a little kookoo, so I’ll just leave you with this:

No matter what you’ve got planned for Valentine’s Day: it absolutely positively is the thought that counts.

I hope you make it count with these strawberries!

Happy Baking!


Hand Dipped Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • a carton strawberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 8-12 oz semisweet or dark chocolate
  • decorations such as sprinkles if desired
  1. Melt chocolate either in a double boiler or in microwave until smooth.
  2. Grab strawberry by the stem/leaves and gently dip into chocolate, covering all but just a bit of the red.
  3. Gently pull the strawberry up, let any excess chocolate drip off. Then gently place on wax/parchment paper to dry.

All Photos And Writing Copyright © 2013 Jessica Gonzalez | On Sugar Mountain


  1. says

    You and I are on the same wavelength… I made chocolate covered strawberries yesterday for my Valentine’s post. :) I love your photos… makes me want to pluck one right off the screen and eat it. :)

  2. says

    Ugh! I accidentally fried white chocolate in my microwave once. That smell is the worst! These strawberries, on the other hand, look divine! I might have to go home tonight and make some!

  3. says

    They are so pretty and perfect! Wonderful for Valentine’s day! I am so impressed by how much cooking and baking you can fit into your crazy schedule…keep it up girl!


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