You love strawberries, and you relish chocolate, but do you know what makes them even better? Having them together! Strawberries dipped in chocolate create an ideal light dessert. Of course, they’re expensive to buy but are surprisingly easy to make by yourself. So, how much should you charge for chocolate-covered strawberries if you’d make them yourself?
You can charge chocolate-dipped strawberries for between one and two dollars each. But, the prices vary based on decorations, themes, and the type of chocolate or strawberries you use. You can also set the prices as the production cost fluctuates (the price of strawberries and chocolate).
Have you been making chocolate-covered strawberries, and now you’re wondering how much to charge for them? Stick around and learn how to price your delicious chocolate-dipped strawberries.
How Much Do Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cost to Make?
You’ll need strawberries, chopped baking chocolate, and decorations or sprinkles to make chocolate-dipped strawberries.
You can get one pound of strawberries for $2, a pound of chocolate for $2, and $0.50 for white chocolate or sprinkles. That equals $4.50 for a batch of 10 to 20 chocolate-dipped strawberries depending on the berries size you have. That breaks down to $0.22-$0.44 for each chocolate-dipped strawberry.
The total price per strawberry that you should charge would be between $1 and $2.
Keep in mind that you should include the costs of packaging.
Can You Sell Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Home?
There’s something so special about indulging in a homemade treat. And homemade chocolate-covered strawberries make tempting, luxurious-style treats for any occasion. Hence, you can sell the chocolate-covered strawberries from home to friends and family.
First, however, you should ensure you’re observing food safety rules and check if the treats are allowed to be sold from home within your area.
What Kind of Chocolate to Use for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries?
Use the very best quality chocolate to make scrumptious chocolate-covered strawberries. High-quality chocolate tastes better, will melt nicely without seizing up. Besides, it will look smooth, shiny, and not mottled or grainy.
The most popular is white chocolate for dipping, decorated with stripes of dark chocolate. They taste delicious and look amazing in photos!
Keep in mind that if you’re in warm temperatures, you can refrigerate your strawberries before dipping them (otherwise, there’s no need to refrigerate them). But, it would be best first to pat the strawberries dry to avoid the chocolate seizing.
To cover the strawberries, set the chocolate at room temperature, dip the strawberry, swirl, and remove it. Then, place the chocolate-covered strawberries in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to set. Remove them immediately after they harden.
What Is Healthy to Dip Strawberries In?
If you want to stick with the chocolate, choose the one with the highest percentage of cacao. Dark chocolate is a good mood booster and it is full of antioxidants that protect our cells from damage.
Besides chocolate, you can dip your strawberries in honey and lime juice to bring out their tropical side.
You can also cover them with Greek yogurt, peanut butter, fudge sauce, or milkshakes for an even healthier treat.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries Before Selling?
The strawberries don’t have any ingredients that need to be refrigerated and are even better when kept at room temperature, ideally in a cool place. But if you need to store for more extended periods, you can refrigerate the chocolate-covered strawberries.
Remember, refrigerated chocolate-dipped chocolates will last up to four days only.