They sell for big bucks at the store, but chocolate-covered strawberries are so simple to make at home! And they’re just sweet enough for an irresistible treat to send in for classroom celebrations.

–Erin Palinski-Wade, R.D., C.D.E., L.D.N., author, certified diabetes educator, and registered dietitian in private practice in New Jersey.

Nutritional Information

Serves: About 18

Serving Size: 1 large strawberry

  • Calories: 25
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 4g


  • 4 cups of fresh strawberries, rinsed and with stems removed
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (at least 60% cocoa or above)

How To Make It

  1. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat. (Or, heat in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave, removing and stirring every 30 seconds or so, until most but not all chips are fully melted; remove and stir until smooth).
  2. Pour melted chocolate into small plastic bag, squeezing it into one corner.
  3. Use scissors to cut a small hole in the corner of the bag.
  4. Squeeze chocolate through the hole to evenly drizzle over strawberries (approximately 1 teaspoon of chocolate per strawberry).
  5. Place strawberries in the refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Serve chilled.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.