Our Favorite Chocolate-Dipped Treats
Anything tastes good covered in chocolate, right? This collection of awesome chocolate-dipped confections is enough to satisfy anyone's chocolate craving. These treats easily become great food gifts to bring to neighbors, parties, and teachers. Elevate the great flavors of fruits like strawberries and apricots or simple snacks like pretzel sticks and cookies by simply dipping them in chocolate.
Juicy strawberries are made even better when dipped in chocolate. And to take your berries a step further, try coating them with another flavor and/or texture boosting ingredient before the chocolate sets. We like using various types of chopped nuts, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, etc.
Chocolate-Covered Candied Bacon
Whether you fry it on the stove, bake it in the oven, or “air-fry” it in your air-fryer, achieving a crispy, salty and tasty strip of bacon is always the goal. With the addition of brown sugar and chocolate, the bacon strip has reached pure perfection. These candied bacon strips form a glossy coat when it’s topped and baked with sugar and lightly seasoned with a pinch of cayenne pepper for a faint, spicy kick. The combination of the semisweet chocolate chunks and coconut oil allows the chocolate to melt smoothly, making it easy for the mixture to adhere to the candied bacon. When the chocolate has mostly setup, it’s finished with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes that enhances the bacon's natural salinity.
Elsa's Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons
These macaroons are the most delicious we've ever tasted in the Sunset Test Kitchen. The recipe comes from Karen Dannenbaum of Topanga, California, who inherited it from her mother, Elsa, an outstanding cook.
The tart citrus flavor of clementines mixes perfectly with the decadent flavor of chocolate.
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Meringues
Dress up these almond-flavored meringue cookies by dipping half of each cookie in a glaze of melted chocolate.
Chocolate and Sea Salt Fig Lollipops
A quick chill between dunks in chocolate ensures that the skewers stick to the figs. You'll need 12 flat bamboo skewers* (1/4 in. wide and 3 1/2 in. long) or wooden coffee stirrers cut to this size; paper or plastic ones slide out.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are a salty, sweet pick-up dessert that's just as ideal for a snack as it is for a party.
Kevin Sbraga varies these wonderful nutty biscotti, sometimes dipping them in melted dark chocolate for an extra layer of flavor.
You'll need to wait at least 2 weeks after starting the Blenheim Apricot Liqueur to make this boozy bonus from the strained fruit. If the apricots you use are on the small side, you'll need another half recipe of the chocolate mixture for dunking.
Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
These classic chocolate-covered strawberries will never go out of style.
Chocolate Banana Bites
If you're craving something sweet, try Chocolate Banana Bites. These freezer treats are delightful frozen or thawed.
Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread Fingers
These shortbread cookies have a double dose of chocolate and are the perfect pickup party bites.
Bananas get a fun upgrade when they're dunked in chocolate and slathered in sprinkles.
Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread Hearts
Instead of the traditional triangle or square shapes, this easy shortbread dough is rolled and cut into heart shapes and then dipped in chocolate and nuts.
Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies
Fortune cookies get a little luckier when dunked in decadently smooth chocolate.
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Shortbread
Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings in one bite with these Chocolate-Dipped Almond Shortbread treats.
Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites
Chocolate is a rich source of metabolism-boosting monounsaturated fatty acids and bananas are the richest source of Resistant Starch making this dessert a weight-loss winner.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline Pretzels
These pretzel sticks get a serious upgrade when paired with chocolate and pralines.
Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Meringue Cookies
Use food coloring gel in a squeeze bottle or a food-safe paintbrush to make lines in the piping bag. Once meringues are cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice Bites
If Twizzlers make you think of lazy childhood afternoons and fun nights at the movies, then this recipe is a must-make for you. Upgrade the classic strawberry sweet with a decadant chocolate drizzle tonight.
Crunchy Chocolate-Dipped Apricots
Dress up dried fruit for just pennies with Crunchy Chocolate-Dipped Apricots. The bite-sized treat is perfect when you're craving a taste of sweetness and easy to grab on the go!
Leave the s'mores to the kiddos. Treat yourself to fresh marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with sweet and savory delights like coconut or pistachios. As for the topping you'll pick, the options are as broad as your imagination.
Homemade Chocolate-Dipped Caramels
Chocolate-Granola Apple Wedges
If you can't find Braeburn apples, Gala or Fuji varieties also stand up to dipping and add a touch more sweetness.
Swoon Pies are our take on the iconic marshmallow-filled pastry. This one has tender graham cookies dipped in chocolate and a few special toppings.
Candied Citrus Peels
Blanching the peels three times helps remove their bitterness. The peels are delicious on their own, but dipping them in chocolate makes them extra-special.
Brandy-soaked cherries can be left in the freezer for up to two days before you dip them into the chocolate.
Chocolate-Dipped Cannoli with Pistachios
Budget tip: You can substitute chopped peanuts or almonds for the pistachios.
Fudge Brownie Pops
These brownies are incredibly rich and moist, and impossibly easy to make: just roll 'em, dip 'em, and stick 'em! For easier handling, push the finished pops, standing upright, into Styrofoam and place in the refrigerator to chill.
Coconut Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate and Pistachios
Sweet and chewy coconut macaroons have always been an easy favorite for anyone following a gluten-free diet. We jazzed up these naturally gluten-free beauties by dipping them in bittersweet chocolate and studding them with salty pistachios.