Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Footballs For Your Superbowl Party

This adorable and easy recipe is perfect for your Superbowl party. Everyone will love these chocolate-dipped strawberries decorated to look like miniature footballs!

Are you ready for some football? How about two dozen adorable strawberry footballs? You will love how fast and simple they are to make. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are the ultimate temptation, with large, ripe fresh strawberries that are hand dipped in decadent chocolate.

Sunday, February 3rd is the NFL Super Bowl 2013. If you are having a party like most or attending one...you can make these and they will be a huge hit! You can even make them for your child's sports "themed" birthday party.

Here is the easy recipe I recently made for a football get together with family.


  • 24 large fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate candy coating or milk chocolate
  • 1/4 cup white candy coating or white chocolate chips


1. Prepare a baking sheet and line it with waxed paper.

2. Wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Make sure they are completely dry and do not have any wet patches, otherwise you'll have trouble dipping them.

3. Melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds until it is smooth and fluid. If you are using chopped chocolate, you should either temper it, or be prepared to keep your strawberries in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. Chocolate that is melted but not tempered can get soft and streaky at room temperature, so it should always be kept refrigerated.

4. Hold a strawberry by the stem and dip it in the chocolate until it is almost entirely covered. Then hold it over the bowl and let the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the strawberry on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Repeat the process until all of the strawberries are covered with chocolate. Refrigerate the tray until the chocolate is set, for about 15 minutes.

6. While you're waiting for the chocolate to harden, melt the white chocolate. Pour it into a plastic baggie with a small hole cut in the corner.

7. Draw a white chocolate line around the top and bottom of a strawberry, then add the white "laces" in the middle to make it look like a football. Repeat until all of the strawberries are decorated. Let the white chocolate harden completely.

8. Strawberry footballs are best eaten the day they are made.

Darien resident Janine Vairo is the founder of PartyStyle Box. She can be reached at partystylebox@gmail.com and at www.partystylebox.com.

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Julie du Pont January 13, 2013 at 02:29 PM
Very creative!
Marie J. January 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM
These strawberry footballs are the CUTEST thing. Cannot wait to try these out for Superbowl!
Groan January 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Never ceases to amaze me. Kids were slaughtered. People have lost their jobs. Families are being evicted. Soldiers are getting killed in Iraq. Bombings and more bombings around the world. And we are making delightful chocolate covered strawberries in the shape of footballs for our next oh so chic party. I would like to see us think of all the sufferings of others and contribute to our world in a more meaningful way.
sebastian dangerfield January 13, 2013 at 06:42 PM
groan--there was a nuclear bomb dropped in 1945. I am still grieving over that. My life is all about remaining sufficiently glum so as to meet your view that nothing can be happy if you can identify issues in this world. Is being glum for 67.5 years ok?
Gracie January 13, 2013 at 07:46 PM
Anything chocolate dipped makes me happy, happy! Great idea...
Groan January 13, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Sebastian, I think sarcasm is the most unfortunate human trait. It also seems you don't want to consider how inadvertently insensitive people can be to each other during difficult times. This is why the world refers to us as the "ugly Americans". There are undoubtedly kids one town over going hungry tonight, no dinner at all, but we are considering what delicacy to put on our party menu.
Loren January 14, 2013 at 01:11 AM
I think this football themed party recipe is fantastic! I will make this one for sure. Thanks Janine for adding a little bit of fun to the plain strawberry.
Olivia January 16, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Janine, these are so cute, what a great idea for the kids at a Super Bowl party! I will try these! And I made your panettone french toast this past weekend, it was AMAZING!!!
Leslie Yager January 21, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Love the "footballs" covered in chocolate. I discovered it's very therapeutic to get creative with dipping... chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered shortbread fingers. Then colorful sprinkles before the chocolate dries. Keep your great ideas coming!
Glen K Dunbar January 21, 2013 at 02:51 PM
I see choc cover strawberries at the Godiva store all the time. Maybe I can try this or them sometime
Leslie Yager January 21, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Melting chocolate sold in bags at craft stores like Michael's. Makes the project very easy! They also sell white chocolate and a pink one with strawberry flavor.
Taryn Lee February 02, 2013 at 03:21 PM
These strawberry footballs are so, so creative. I am going to make these for Super Bowl. Wish me luck! Thanks for posting this recipe!
Glen K Dunbar February 02, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Taryn: I do wish you luck. Who are you betting? Glen
Susanna February 02, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Janine, this is the cutest thing. I just love chocolate strawberries. Will try these out. Go Ravens!


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