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Spicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Chocolate covered strawberries are great for the holidays, but also for a fun anytime dessert. We spiked our chocolate with cayenne pepper for some heat. It's such a good burn.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, spicy, strawberries
Servings: 30
Calories: 122kcal


  • 30 strawberries
  • 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons Crisco
  • 6 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Heat a small pot to low heat and add semi-sweet chocolate with 2 tablespoons Crisco. It is best to use a double-boiler for this, but if you don't have one, be sure to keep the heat low. Stir often until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper into chocolate a bit at a time and mix until fully blended.
  • Grip the stem and dip each strawberry into the chocolate and coat each side.
  • Set the chocolate strawberries on wax paper to cool. Refrigerate to speed up the process.
  • Heat a separate small pot to low heat and add white chocolate with 1 tablespoon Crisco. Again, a double boiler is best, but if you don't have one, keep the heat low and stir often until melted and smooth.
  • Hold each strawberry over the white chocolate, and with a small spoon, drizzle white chocolate over the strawberry in a small but steady stream. Be creative with your designs.
  • Set the strawberries on wax paper to cool.
  • Serve!


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg