Dark Chocolate Strawberries – DIY Healthy Treat

Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruit dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. And with Valentine’s day right around the corner, what could  be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries that you made yourself?

chocolate covered strawberries

Growing strawberries is much easier than you might think! The plant is a perennial and comes back year after year.

Dark Chocolate Strawberries  – Learn How to Make your Own.

This tray of chocolate strawberries from Amazon shows them in all their glory.  They have been decorated beautifully, don’t you think?

If this display is out of your price range, don’t despair.  With a little bit of patience and a few simple supplies, you can have a plate of these on your Valentine’s day table.

Start with a plate of plump ripe strawberries.  The bigger ones are easier to handle when you get to the coating stage.fresh strawberries

There are many ways to make chocolate strawberries, but this recipe uses organic cocoa powder and coconut oil.  This recipe for dark chocolate is easy to make and will be much cheaper than store bought baking chocolate, and will still have loads of flavor.cocoa-powder

When you are done dipping the strawberries, the next step is how to decorate them.  I love to drizzle them with melted chocolate, or thinned icing in various colors. There are also so many varieties of sprinkles that can be used to dip the tips into.   See some tips for drizzling chocolate strawberries here.drizzled dark chocolate strawberries.Whichever way you decorate them, the end result is a healthy and VERY romantic end to a perfect Valentine’s day meal.

DIY Dark Chocolate Strawberries
 
Ingredients
  • Coconut Oil - ½ Cup
  • Organic Cocoa Powder - ¼ – ½ Cup
  • Coconut Milk - ¼ Cup
  • Dash of Sea Salt
  • Vanilla And Stevia To Taste - 1Teaspoon
  • Strawberries (or any fruit you like)
  • Coconut
  • You could also add walnuts or other chopped nuts for variety.
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil on med/high to a thin consistency. Next, add cocoa, coconut milk, vanilla, and the salt. It will thicken when you add the coconut milk so keep it warm while you add the stevia a little bit at a time.
  2. Once you are satisfied with the taste, take it off the heat and pour it into molds or spread on a small plate and freeze. Even if left at room temp if will harden because of the coconut oil.
  3. Melt when ready to use and dip your favorite fruit into it.
Notes
If the mixture gets too sweet, just add extra coconut milk.
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