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

Author: Lisa Childs

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Category: Dessert Recipes

Published Date: March 9, 2019

Updated Date: January 12, 2023

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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 the Instant Pot as a double boiler makes it even easier!

Instant Pot chocolate covered strawberries

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!
I like making white chocolate covered strawberries drizzled with either blue or pink drizzle for a baby shower

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

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.

close up of one strawberry covered in white chocolate drizzled with milk chocolate
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.

Melted white almond bark

The bowl must be large enough so it doesn’t drop into the liner and get stuck, or fall in and touch the water.

white chocolate in a double boiler

White or Milk Chocolate Covered Strawberries

When making chocolate covered anything, it’s best NOT to use chocolate chips. That’s right. Chocolate chips were created to keep their shape, not melt.

The best chocolate to use for chocolate covered strawberries is a melting chocolate like milk or white almond bark. My absolute favorite brand is the Ghiradelli melting chocolate. It’s insane.

The best place to find it is during the holidays at Sam’s Club (red and blue bag). Otherwise, it’s kind of pricey to buy at the grocery store.

Add your melting chocolate 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.


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! Chocolate that gets water in it will be gritty and clumpy.

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.

a tray of chocolate covered strawberries

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!

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

cookies dipped in white chocolate

I bought some of these coconut sugar wafers and they were DIVINE dipped in white chocolate!

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 😂.

chocolate covered strawberries

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:

Some of my other Instant Pot Recipes that would be great for a shower or party:

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!

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close up of one strawberry covered in white chocolate drizzled with milk chocolate

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!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 lbs
Author: Lisa Childs


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 pound White or Milk Chocolate Almond Bark or dipping chocolate
  • 2 pounds Fresh Strawberries washed and dried


  • Prepare berries the night before dipping or at least 3 hours before by washing and removing any berries with soft spots or dirty leaves. Dry completely. The berries cannot be wet or they will seize your chocolate.
  • 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 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 through the stem 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 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.  Store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel in the refrigerator.



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  1. Pour 1-2 cups of water into the bottom of the Instant Pot liner. Place a glass bowl on top of the liner make sure the glass bowl fits inside the pot with the top of the bowl above the liner like a traditional double boiler.

  2. What size IP are you using. Also, what size pyrex bowl are you using? The sizes I saw on amazon don t seem to fit. I measured my IP: t, t and t. I plan to make some of the strawberries for my mom in the assisted living home for valentine s day. I think the double boiler idea is so excellent. I am going to use it for some other things too. thanks for the post.

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    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for putting together this post. I tried these for Mother’s Day and they were so easy to make except I couldnt figure out how to get the chocolate that was hot into the ziploc bag for the swirl without bruning myself. If you have any tips for that I would appreciate it if you would add that in. Thanks!


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