This chocolate-covered strawberries recipe is a simple little romantic treat.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are such a decadent treat. Perfect for Valentine's Day, or anniversaries. I like to decorate each berry with a few sprinkles, but this is entirely optional. They are perfectly delicious all on their own.
These can be made gluten-free, or vegan, just use your favourite chocolate chips.
To make these even more decadent, you can use flavoured chocolate, like orange or almond, or a high-quality dark chocolate.
This recipe assumes you get 12 large strawberries in a pint.
All of the chocolate will not be used in the preparation of this recipe. Calorie estimation only accounts for half the chocolate used to prepare these strawberries. The recipe calls for more chocolate than needed so you have room to dip the strawberries cleanly.
TIP: Leftover chocolate-covered strawberries can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
TIP: Reserve the leftover chocolate on the countertop in an airtight container for no longer than 1 day if you are going to use it in another recipe.
(Makes 12 servings | Serving = 1 strawberry)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 pint strawberries, washed
decorative sprinkles (optional)
Wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Place the strawberries onto a sheet pan lined with a silicone mat in a single layer, not touching, and put them into the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour.
Just before removing the strawberries from the freezer, prepare the chocolate. Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and use the reheat setting, or other lower power setting. Melt for 20 seconds, then check its progress. Melt in additional 10-second increments, watching very closely that the chocolate does not begin to burn. Once melted, stir in the coconut oil.
Remove the strawberries from the freezer and quickly dunk them in the chocolate about halfway. Shake off any excess chocolate before placing them back on the cold sheet pan. Add any decorative sprinkles (optional). Sprinkles need to be added immediately after dunking before the chocolate hardens completely.
Once done, pop the chocolate-covered strawberries in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to completely solidify the chocolate, then transfer to a serving plate and enjoy.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 63 | total fat = 3.11g | saturated fat = 1.69g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 0.21mg | net carbohydrates = 7.73g | dietary fibre = 0.38g | sugars = 6.25g | protein = 0.79g