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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries: YUM!

April 8, 2020   5 Comments

Dark chocolate covered strawberries are for right now. The simplicity yet brilliance of this treat cannot be emphasized enough.

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries: YUM!

Why do I love them so? They stretch your chocolate! Like my dried figs dipped in chocolate and pretzels dipped in chocolate - you get more bang for your buck.

Chocolate is the best and I want more not less - but it is better to combine it with something else so you can enjoy without overindulging. Enter strawberries!

It is spring and strawberries are arriving. Where I live, I can't get local strawberries for another month or two so I go ahead and buy the Californian ones. I am not patient when it comes to produce that is in season.

These are the Ghiradelli chocolate chips that I used. I am not sponsored by Ghiradelli - but I like these chocolate chips. If I am going to have chocolate - I want it to be the best that I can buy.

BTW, if anyone from Ghiradelli sees this post - Snack Girl will work for chocolate. Not kidding. Also, if there are any breweries out there - I will work for beer.

For this treat, all you need is a pound of strawberries and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

You can use any chocolate you have around the house (just chop up the chunks so it will be easier to melt).

Then, you melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. I heat the chips in 30 second bursts, stir, heat again until just melted.

If you have ever over heated chocolate - you have had it seize. It becomes a hard paste that is unusable (sometimes you can bring it back with water).

Dip each strawberry in melted chocolate and put on parchment paper. These usually remain in my house for less than 30 minutes so I never find out how long they will stay good in the fridge. My guess is about 2 days.

I love how each strawberry is a perfect portion. Take your time and savor the sour, sweet bitter punch of each bite. Can you tell that I am a fan?

Have you made dark chocolate covered strawberries?

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe

4.3 from 3 reviews

Makes 12 servings

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 0 min

Total time: 10 min

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Ingredients

1 pound fresh strawberries

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

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!

Nutrition Facts

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 Purple, 1 Blue, 1 Green SmartPt

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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5 Comments:

Just wanted to gently point out two typos: "sieze" with the link, and "fn" in last sentence.

on April 9, 2020

@Kathleen - thank you! Obviously, I am human and I fixed the mistakes you pointed out. Also, thank you for actually reading my post!!

on April 9, 2020

Yes, I've made these. YUMMY. They never last long here, either.

★★★★★ on April 9, 2020

So simple, easy and delicious! Add 1 T coconut oil per 1 cup chocolate pieces and microwave ~1 minute for a hardened texture similar to Magic Shell. If the chocolate cools, return to microwave in 20-30 second intervals. The chocolate covered fruit will not stick to parchment paper. I prefer white chocolate. Yum!

on April 9, 2020

My hubby and I actually had already planned to have these last night since it was my birthday and his was the day before. We also had a bottle of champagne 😀. I use the double boiler method to melt the chocolate. We also used white chocolate. However, white chocolate doesn’t melt as easy as the dark chocolate. Adding a few drops of olive to the white chips helps a lot.

on April 9, 2020


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