Delicious Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Picture this: Fresh, plump strawberries dipped in decadent, silky-smooth chocolate infused with the rich and velvety flavors of cabernet sauvignon. If you’re searching for a deliciously romantic snack that is sure to impress, then chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect choice. But not just any chocolate covered strawberries – wine-infused chocolate covered strawberries.

This recipe is perfect for Valentine’s day, anniversaries, or even as an indulgent treat for yourself. These luscious treats are quick and easy to create, and they look simply stunning when presented to your loved one. The combination of juicy strawberries, rich chocolate, and deep notes of cabernet sauvignon creates a symphony of textures and flavors that will have your taste buds singing in delight.

The best part? You can make these wine-infused chocolate covered strawberries with simple ingredients found in most kitchens. In this recipe, I’ll take you step-by-step through the process of creating these delicious, show-stopping desserts so you can impress your loved one or guests at any special occasion. Don’t wait – let’s dive right in!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Are you a fan of strawberries and chocolate? If you are, then this cabernet-infused chocolate-covered strawberries recipe is a must-try. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also something that you can impress your friends or significant other with.

What makes this recipe special is the infusion of cabernet sauvignon wine into the chocolate, which gives it a unique twist. The wine’s flavor pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the berries and chocolate, creating a mouth-watering treat that will tantalize your taste buds.

These wine-infused chocolate-covered strawberries are not only delicious, but they’re also quite versatile. You can have them for dessert, serve them at a fancy dinner party or bring them along as a gift. Plus, these treats are perfect for weight watchers as they make a great low-calorie dessert option.

Apart from being tasty and healthy, this recipe is also easy to customize. You can swap out the chocolate chips for different types of chocolates such as dark or milk chocolate, use white chocolate or even add Missouri wine if you prefer.

In conclusion, this cabernet-infused chocolate-covered strawberries recipe isn’t just any ordinary dish; it’s an experience! Whether you indulge in it alone or share it with others, you’re sure to love its unique characteristics and wonderful flavors. Give it a go and see how delighted you’ll be!

Ingredient List

“When wine meets chocolate: Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

Let’s talk ingredients! To make this decadent and irresistible Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe, you will need a few simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:


  • One pound of fresh strawberries
  • 8 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir wine
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

These ingredients are all you need to create the perfect balance of sweet, fruity, and tangy flavors that are going to melt in your mouth. If you are looking for a healthier version, you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor, so choose what works best for you.

The Recipe How-To

“A perfect pairing of fruity Cabernet and juicy strawberries”


  • 16 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of cabernet sauvignon wine
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Soak strawberries in wine:
  2. In a large bowl, soak strawberries in a Cabernet Sauvignon wine for at least one hour. The longer you soak the berries, the more potent the wine-infused flavor will be.

  3. Dry the berries:

  4. Once soaked, remove the strawberries from the wine and pat them dry with paper towels.

  5. Melt and infuse chocolate:

  6. Place a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan with about an inch of water and turn the heat to low-medium.
  7. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir until melted.
  8. Remove bowl from heat and add a tablespoon of Cabernet Sauvignon to the melted chocolate, stirring well.

  9. Dip strawberries into chocolate mixture:

  10. Insert one toothpick into each berry stem
  11. Holding the strawberry by the toothpick, dip it into the chocolate mixture and swirl around to coat it completely.
  12. Gently set dipped strawberries onto a parchment-lined pan.

  13. Sprinkle salt on top:

  14. While they are still wet, sprinkle sea salt generously over each berry.

  15. Chill in refrigerator:

  16. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

  17. Serve or gift as desired!
    The best way to enjoy these decadent treats is by pairing them with Opolo Sparkling Wine Six ($18) – a fruity, slightly sweet California sparkling wine that adds extra oomph to this recipe’s ingredients.

Substitutions and Variations

“A romantic dessert for two or indulgent treat for yourself”

Now, let’s dive into some possible substitutions and variations to make this recipe even more versatile:

– Swap Cabernet Sauvignon with Pinot Noir: If you prefer a lighter-bodied wine, Pinot Noir is an excellent choice. It has a fruitier and more delicate flavor compared to Cabernet Sauvignon, which can complement the sweetness of the chocolate and the strawberries.

– Use Dark or Milk Chocolate for Coating: Instead of using semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can opt for other chocolate variants according to your preference. Dark chocolate provides a richer and more intense flavor, while milk chocolate is sweeter and creamier.

– Replace Wine with Other Liquids: If you don’t have wine on hand or want to avoid alcohol, you can try using other liquids such as fruit juice or coffee instead. For instance, white chocolate with Opolo Sparkling Wine Six 6 could be substituted with white chocolate infused with coffee for a mocha-inspired treat.

– Choose Different Types of Berries: While this recipe highlights strawberries, you can certainly get creative by exploring other types of berries. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or cherries can also work well depending on the wine pairing and flavor profile.

– Make it Healthier: If you’re following a special diet such as Weight Watchers or looking for ways to cut back on calories and sugar, you can experiment with healthier ingredients. For example, instead of heavy cream and butter for the chocolate ganache filling, try using coconut cream or dairy-free alternatives.

By trying out different substitutions and variations of this recipe, you can discover new flavors and pairings that suit your preferences perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

“The rich flavor of Cabernet perfectly complements the sweetness of chocolate and strawberries”

These Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect miniature dessert that will leave your guests impressed with your culinary skills. Serve them at your next party or special event as an elegant and delicious dessert option.

When it comes to pairing wine with these chocolate covered strawberries, the best choice would be a Cabernet Sauvignon – the same wine that has been used to infuse the chocolate coating. The richness and intensity of this wine complements the delicious sweetness of the chocolate perfectly, creating an exquisite flavor. Try Opolo sparkling wine six 6 for another amazing wine pairing option.

If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic pairing option, consider serving these strawberries with a glass of cold milk or even a cup of hot tea.

As for plating options, you could serve them on a decorative plate or even a wine box lined with parchment paper. Arrange some fresh strawberries around them to add color and freshness to the presentation.

These chocolate-covered strawberries are also suitable for Valentine’s Day, weddings, baby showers or any event meant to spread love and sweetness as they make perfect take-home treats!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“A decadent dessert that’s easy to make but looks impressive”

If you’re planning ahead for a special event or want to make these chocolate-covered strawberries in advance, you’ll be glad to know that they can be stored easily. Start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and placing the finished strawberries on the sheet. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

When it’s time to serve them, remove them from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes beforehand to allow them to reach room temperature. Reheat gently over low heat in a double boiler until the chocolate is melted again if you prefer them warmed before serving.

For best results, it’s suggested that you don’t freeze these chocolate-covered strawberries. Though they can be frozen, they don’t thaw well, and the strawberries’ texture may become compromised.

Remember, if you’re not planning on consuming wine-infused or alcohol-infused strawberries, substitute red grape juice or any fruit juice of your choice during soaking.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Choose a deep, full-bodied Cabernet for a more intense flavor experience”

To make the best chocolate covered strawberries, it is essential to keep some tips in mind. Firstly, always use fresh and firm strawberries. Also, avoid over-ripened fruits as they might not hold up well during the dipping process.

Another tip is to make sure the strawberries soak in wine for at least one hour so they can absorb the wine flavor fully. The longer the soak time, the better the infusion of flavors.

Choosing the right chocolate is also an important factor. Semisweet or dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa will yield a decadent and rich flavor. And white chocolate pairs great with Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.

When melting the chocolate chips, be careful not to overheat them as it can cause them to clump and harden quickly. Always melt chocolate slowly and gently using a double boiler or a microwave.

For a professional-looking presentation, insert one toothpick in the stem side of each strawberry before dipping. This will create a convenient holding point.

Lastly, for an extra kick of flavor, add a pinch of sea salt or a tablespoon of heavy cream when melting the chocolate. It will result in a deliciously creamy texture.

By following these tips, you’ll achieve perfect results every time and impress any guests with your wine-infused chocolate covered strawberries.


Now that you have learned how to make the delicious Cabernet chocolate covered strawberries, you may have some lingering questions. Don’t worry, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to ensure that your dessert-making experience is as smooth as possible.

What is the best liquor for chocolate covered strawberries?

Pairing strawberries with alcoholic beverages is a fantastic way to enhance their natural sweetness. Chocolate-dipped strawberries provide a luscious syrup that intertwines beautifully with the flavors of Prosecco, Champagne, Vodka, Rum, White wine, Red wine or Rosé. Each delectable bite perfectly blends the fruity and boozy flavors.

What wine is best with chocolate covered strawberries?

When it comes to pairing wine with chocolate-covered strawberries, nothing beats the harmonious blend of deep fruity flavors of Pinot Noir and the luscious sweetness of the indulgent fruit.

How long can you soak strawberries in wine?

To infuse the strawberries with the effervescence of sparkling wine, pour a generous amount over the berries and ensure that they’re fully submerged. After sealing them up, let the berries soak in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or even overnight to fully absorb the flavors.

How long do you soak strawberries in alcohol?

To infuse some flavor into strawberries, soak them in vodka by pouring enough vodka over them to completely cover the fruit. Simply chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of one hour or a maximum of six hours.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe is more than just a simple dessert. It’s a treat for special occasions, a bond between two people in love, and an opportunity to try out something new. With the perfect blend of fresh strawberries soaked in wine and the best chocolate, we have created a dessert that speaks volumes about our love for food and all that it can do.

With the choice of Opolo Sparkling wine or Pinot Noir, you have the option to personalize your recipe and pair it with your favorite dish. You can even substitute some of the ingredients to make it healthy or to match dietary requirements like Weight Watchers.

So why not give it a try? The chocolate-infused with wine could be just what you need in your life right now. The sweetness of the strawberries and chocolate blend perfectly with the bitterness of the wine creating a balance that will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey.

In summary, try this recipe out today and let us know how it turns out. Whether it’s to impress your partner or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth, this Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe is a winner every time!

Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Cabernet Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

This part of my Cabernet Chocolate Cake recipe. I am posting separately because the strawberries are so good on their own. Because I usually make this with the cake, I am guessing at the amount of strawberries it would cover. Hope you enjoy!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 214.3 kcal


  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb strawberry


  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler being careful not to burn. If microwaving, start with about 45 sec., stir and continue in 10 sec. increments., stirring after each.
  • Whisk in butter, cream, salt and vanilla one at a time.
  • Dip berries in glaze and place on wax paper.
  • Chill for 20 minutes or until set.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 119gCalories: 214.3kcalCarbohydrates: 24.1gProtein: 1.9gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 18.7mgSodium: 34.2mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 19g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Berries, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Low Protein, Strawberry
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