Greet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat

1 Points+ Snack Recipe

April 18, 2013   9 Comments

Anyone else have $2 per pound fresh strawberries greeting them at the supermarket. Hurray!

Spring is here and fresh strawberries scream out, “Put away those snow shovels and get out those cute cocktail umbrellas!!”.

Yes, I am ready. I made a bunch of dark chocolate covered strawberries for my favorite club. These wonderful women get together once a month to hear a speaker and to support each other in their endeavors. It was my turn to bring snack and the pressure was on.

You see, since they know I am Snack Girl, I can’t just show up with a bag of Doritos. What would that do to my healthy snacker reputation? I didn’t have time to bake or shop so I just dipped some strawberries in chocolate and refrigerated them until it was time to go.

How were they received? Let’s just say that only 4 strawberries made it home, which was perfect because I have four hungry family members (including me).

What do you do when you see fresh strawberries?

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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe

(makes 12)

1 pound fresh strawberries
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Lay a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Wash and dry strawberries leaving on the leaves. Heat chocolate chips in a double boiler or small bowl in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat in one minute increments and stir every time you take it out to prevent it from burning.

Dip strawberries on a time in the chocolate, immersing just half of the strawberry. Place on paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

For one strawberry = 48 calories, 2.0 g fat, 1.3 g saturated fat, 7.8 g carbohydrates, 6.1 g sugar, 0.8 g protein, 0.5 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 1 SmartPt

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Love strawberries and chocolate! Just saw a post that you mix 8 oz cream cheese with 2 Tbsp. powder sugar and stuff the strawberries and sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top. Now add some chocolate to that and you have a great dessert.

on April 18, 2013

I was bummed to see the 1.3g sat fat per strawberry as I could easily see myself having like four of these. However, even that is only 5.2g, which for me is under 17% of my daily allowance... not too shabby!

on April 18, 2013

Chocolate dipped strawberries are so good! Tho I have never had the dark chocolate on them.

on April 18, 2013

You can make a healthier chocolate dip (aka no soy or other additives) mixing only coconut oil and a high-quality cacao powder. Melt the coconut oil and stir in the cacao. The coconut oil will set up again upon cooling.

on April 18, 2013

You can make a healthier chocolate dip (aka no soy or other additives) using only coconut oil and a high-quality cacao powder. Melt the coconut oil and mix in the cacao. The coconut oil will set up again upon cooling.

on April 18, 2013

I melt one dark chocolate Dove Promise and spread it on 3 dried figs or other fruit. It spreads easily and is yummy. Tastes like candy. Will try it on the strawberries now.

on April 18, 2013

One of our favorite desserts is: dip fresh strawberry into light sour cream and then into brown sugar! I know it sounds weird but it is Delicious!!! You can use real sour cream but aren't we all trying to cut back on calories? My 91 year old mother-in-law introduced me to this! YUM!

on April 18, 2013

I love chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate dipped apricots and WW had a recipe a while back for little chocolate raspberry cups that were divine! I wanna try the suggestions for chocolate and dried figs and strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar next. They must be good and good-for-you if a 91-year-old is recommending them :-)

on April 18, 2013

Christina, love the idea of using coconut oil and cocoa powder thanks.

on April 19, 2013

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