Strawberry Ladybugs

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Chocolate-covered strawberry ladybugs are a fun and easy kids’ snack made with fresh strawberries, melted chocolate, candy eyes, and licorice antennas. The adorable ladybugs are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, your next summer party, or an after-school snack.

Chocolate covered strawberries decorated to look like ladybugs.

If you are trying to come up with a fun way to get the kids to eat more fruit, you will love this easy recipe for ladybug strawberries.

Using just four ingredients these strawberry lady bugs come together in minutes yet look like you spent a lot of time on them.

Strawberry ladybugs on whit serving platter.

No baking is required for this fun food, just melting the chocolate for dipping.

You can even get the kiddies to help dip the strawberries in the chocolate and place their eyes on them. Super cute and super fun!

Strawberry Ladybugs Ingredients

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Strawberry Ladybug Snacks Ingredients: fresh strawberries, chocolate candy melts, black licorice rope, edible eyes.
  • Fresh Strawberries – wash strawberries and allow them to dry thoroughly before starting.
  • Chocolate – Melting chocolate wafers or chocolate candy melts are best but even chocolate chips can be used in a pinch.
  • Black Licorice Rope –  Black licorice laces are used to make the ladybugs’ antennas.
  • Candy Eyes

How to Make Strawberry Ladybugs

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

The first thing you will do is cut the stems off the strawberries and cut a small sliver off the bottom side of each berry so they will lay flat.

Strawberries destemmed and trimmed to lay flat.

Next. melt chocolate per package directions in a small microwave safe bowl. Dip each berry into the chocolate coating about a third of each one. Place 2 edible eyes on each dipped berry and let harden for about 5 minutes.

Strawberries with their bottom third dipped into melted chocolate and candy eyes pressed on top.

Then, place the rest of the melted chocolate into a small plastic baggie, cut the corner off, and use it to pipe a line down the middle and little dots all over the top to resemble ladybug spots. While this chocolate hardens, cut tiny ½ inch pieces of licorice.

Strawberries with melted chocolate piped on to make a line down their back and dots like a ladybug.

Finally, poke two small pieces of licorice into each berry, one above each eye to resemble antennae.

Ladybug berries with black licorice antennae sticking out the top.

That’s all there is to it. I hope that you enjoy these super cute chocolate-covered strawberry ladybugs at your next summer party!

Finished strawberry ladybugs on white serving platter.

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5 from 9 votes

Strawberry Ladybugs

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
These adorable chocolate covered strawberry ladybugs are the perfect treat for your next summer party.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Cut the stems off the strawberries and cut a small sliver off the bottom side of each berry so they will lay flat.
  • Melt chocolate per package directions.
  • Dip each berry into the chocolate coating about a third of each one.
  • Place 2 edible eyes on each dipped berry and let harden for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the rest of the melted chocolate into a small plastic baggie and pipe a line down the middle and little dots all over the top to resemble a ladybug.
  • While this chocolate hardens, cut tiny ½ inch pieces of licorice.
  • Poke two pieces of licorice into each berry, one above each eye to resemble antennae.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.05mg

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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so sweet. I have a child who is obsessed with mermaids, she would love these!

  2. 5 stars
    These are so sweet. I have a child who is obsessed with mermaids, she would love these!

  3. 5 stars
    These are SO CUTE and perfect for a mermaid party. I’m going to share them on my party planning FB page!

  4. 5 stars
    These are SO CUTE and perfect for a mermaid party. I’m going to share them on my party planning FB page!

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