How to Make Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries 

By  Cheri Sicard

 January 31, 2022

Everyone always oohs and ahhs over Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries, but they aren’t difficult to make.

When it comes to making 420 chocolate covered strawberries, you have two choices

  • Use Chocolate Candy Melting Wafers -- This is the easiest and most foolproof way to make THC chocolate covered strawberries.   The easy to use candy melts look like chocolate but need no tempering.  This means it's easy to just melt and dip the strawberries, and you are done. No muss, no fuss.
  • Use real chocolate.  This is a little more work and technique in that it will need to be tempered (more on this below).  But this method produces the best quality results with the best look, flavor, nutrition, and snap of real chocolate.

We will talk about how to make Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries with both methods below.  But first let's talk about the cannabis part of the equation when making 420 strawberries.

How to Add Cannabis to Chocolate Covered Strawberries

weed covered strawberries

Because chocolate can be such a finicky ingredient when it comes to texture, I like to use cannabis concentrates to infused the 420 chocolate covered strawberries.  That's because adding too much additional fat like infused coconut oil, butter, or even cocoa butter will change the texture of your chocolate or candy melt mixture.  This problem is greatly reduced when using concentrates to add the marijuana to the chocolate.

For adding concentrates you have several choices:

  • Stir finely powdered decarboxylated kief or hash into the melted chocolate until even distributed.
  • Stir some decarboxylated rosin into the melted chocolate until melted and even distributed.
  • Stir some decarbed hash oil, FECO, RSO into the melted chocolate until melted and evenly distributed.
hash and kief

Hash and Kief

Infusing 420 Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Tincture

You can sometime get away with infusing the chocolate with tincture, as long you don't add too much.  As discussed above, adding additional fat to chocolate is going to alter the texture of the finished product.  However you can often get away with a ml or two of infused coconut oil.

If you do opt to add tincture, make sure it is an oil based tincture as alcohol would cause the chocolate to seize into a lumpy mess.  Glycerin would work technically, but I never like to use glycerin tinctures as they only absorb about 1/3 the cannabis of alcohol or oil.

Storing Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries

While you can make the chocolate dipped strawberries up to a day in advance, several hours is best.  The shorter duration between making and serving these strawberry edibles, the better.

The riper your berries, the less time they will keep.  However, less ripe berries don’t taste as good, so it’s a Catch-22.  

If you must make ahead, store the chocolate weed covered berries in the refrigerator until ready to serve, especially if outside temperatures are warm.

A note about the Dosage for Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Decorating Chocolate Weed Covered Strawberries with Chocolate Candy Melts Chocolate Candy Melt wafers also make it easy to decorate the chocolate covered weed strawberries because they are available in a rainbow of colors.  Melt a contrasting color and drizzle over the dipped strawberry as in the photo above for an instant gourmet look.  I often dip my weed strawberries in real chocolate, but I more often than not use candy melts to decorate them.  It's just so easy!

One of the beauties of using cannabis concentrates to medicate edibles is that they make it simple to adjust the dosages. As we have discussed countless times on this site, everyone's needs are different.  Dosing also will depend on the strength of the cannabis concentrate you are using.

A THC Chocolate Covered Strawberry Dosing for Instance

If you mix a quarter gram of average kief (40% THC) into 6 ounces of melted chocolate or chocolate candy melt wafers, you could make about 12 chocolate covered strawberries.  Each of those berries would have a dose of about 12 grams THC.

To adjust the dosage of the cannabis chocolate strawberries for your personal needs, and to reflect the strength of the concentrates you are using, be sure to take my FREE 10 minute online Dosing Class that will teach you how to do it.  Even better, use my handy dosage calculator tools that do all the math for you (see below).

decorated chcolate covered weed strawberries

How to Decorate Chocolate Covered Weed Strawberries

Chocolate Candy Melt wafers make it easy to decorate the chocolate covered weed strawberries because they are available in a rainbow of colors.  Melt a contrasting color and drizzle over the dipped strawberries as in the photo above for an instant gourmet look.

Even if you don't make precise swirls like this pink berries in the photo here, just randomly drizzling a contrasting color like the white and dark chocolate berry at the top of this page still looks great and anyone can do it!

 Even when I dip my weed strawberries in real chocolate, I more often than not use candy melts to decorate them.  It's just so easy!

Of course, you could also melt and temper white chocolate from a similar result.

Another easy decorating tip is to dip the dipped strawberries.  The Coconut Dipped Chocolate Strawberries in the photo above show this technique.  You could alternately dip in chopped nuts, crushed cookie or graham cracker crumbs, or crushed pretzels.

How to Make Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Chocolate Candy Melt Wafers

dipping weed chocolate covered strawberries

The biggest advantage to working with Chocolate Candy melt wafers is that it is easy and nearly foolproof.   Think of candy melts as the chocolate equivalent of what Velveeta is to cheese.

Unlike chocolate that needs to be tempered, the candy melts have stable molecules than need no special treatment or temperature monitoring in order to get great results. 

Disadvantages of Candy Melt Wafers for making Cannabis Chocolate Strawberries

Do candy melt wafers taste as good as a fine chocolate?  No.  But they don't taste bad.  If the people eating the strawberries are not foodies or gourmets, they may not even notice.  You might not either.

Making THC Strawberries with Candy Melt Wafers

  • Clean strawberries and dry with paper towels  It is important strawberries are completely dry before dipping in order for the chocolate to adhere.  Set aside.
  • Melt the candy wafers according to the package instructions. Six ounces of candy melts will make about 12 large (not jumbo) strawberries.
  • Stir your cannabis concentrate or oil based tincture (see above) until evenly incorporated into the melted candy wafers.  See dosing info above.
  • Once the chocolate wafers have melted and the concentrate has been mixed in, dip the dry strawberries in the melted candy, using a spoon to help cover the berries.  Place coated berries on waxed paper to set.  (If you want to speed the process, set in the freezer for a minute.)
  • If you want to add decorative white chocolate, as in the photo above, melt white chocolate candy melt wafer (or any other contrasting color).  Once melted, dip a fork into the white or colored chocolate and move it back and forth over the set chocolate dipped berries, letting the white chocolate drip as you go.  Let set.

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How to Make Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Real Chocolate

The biggest advantage using real chocolate, whether it be dark chocolate or milk chocolate, is is has a superior flavor and texture to candy melts.  Real chocolate should have that glossy look and distinctive snap when you bit into it.  It's also offers superior flavor.

Working with chocolate is an art and a fun and rewarding hobby. You will have a real feeling of accomplishment when pulling off medicated strawberries covered in real chocolate.

Disadvantages of Real Chocolate for making Marijuana Chocolate Strawberries

Chocolate is not an easy ingredient to work with.  It takes care and coddling.  It can seize/break and get grainy.

If you do not enjoy cooking and fussing around in the kitchen, skip the chocolate, use candy melt wafers instead, and call it day.  Otherwise, read on.

Callebaut makes my favorite brand of chocolate for dipping strawberries.  The 811 Dark Chocolate is especially nice, but they also make quality milk and white chocolates.

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Making THC Strawberries with Real Chocolate

  • Clean strawberries and dry with paper towels  It is important strawberries are completely dry before dipping in order for the chocolate to adhere.  Set aside.
  • Melt and temper the chocolate.  Six ounces of chocolate will make about 12 large (not jumbo) strawberries. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I would point you towards The Sugar Geek Show as they have an excellent easy tutorial for tempering small amounts of chocolate in the microwave.  Check it out here.
  • Once your chocolate is melted and tempered, stir your cannabis concentrate or oil based tincture (see above) until evenly incorporated.   Six ounces of candy melts will make about 12 large (not jumbo) strawberries. For dosage advice, see above.
  • Once the chocolate wafers have melted and the concentrate has been mixed in, dip the dry strawberries in the melted candy, using a spoon to help cover the berries.  Place coated berries on waxed paper to set.  (If you want to speed the process, set in the freezer for a minute.)
  • If you want to add decorative white chocolate, as in the photo above, melt white chocolate or white chocolate candy melt wafers (or any other contrasting color).  Once melted, dip a fork into the white or colored chocolate and move it back and forth over the set chocolate dipped berries, letting the white chocolate drip as you go.  Let set.
Weed Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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    • No way to tell conclusively as I have no idea what you are cooking with. Kief has wide THC ranges. Dosing amounts in recipes must always be taken with a grain of salt and the cook needs to adjust according to the material they are cooking with and the use they intend for the food, and the tolerance level of the person consuming it. You can estimate however, this is something I cover extensively in my comprehensive cooking course for home cooks when it comes to kief and other concentrates.

      My free dosing class will teach you how to do this with butter and oil, I go into more details on concentrates in the full course, but it is the same principles and formula, although the THC amounts will be different.

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    • I suppose you could. I would decarboxylate the kief first. Personally I would rather have it in the chocolate so none is wasted, as on the outside it would be easy to slough off, but sure, your method would also work.

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