How long does chocolate covered strawberries last in the refrigerator?

The shelf life of refrigerated, chocolate-covered strawberries depends on how ripe the berries are at the time of dipping. Very ripe berries should be dipped 8 hours or less before serving and eaten with 24 hours. Less ripe berries will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator. To keep them from “sweating”, place a paper towel at the bottom of a storage container. Sprinkle baking soda on the paper towel and put the plate of berries in the container. Cover. The baking soda will absorb any extra moisture.
Updated on Tuesday, February 07 2012 at 01:47AM EST