The Most Satisfying, Lowest Calorie, & Easiest Chocolate Dessert Ever Created

April 25, 2012   25 Comments

Yeah, baby, it is springtime. Whoot! Whoot! How about them 2 for 1 strawberries rolling into your super and farmer's markets?

Lightest Dessert Recipe

Yum!! Now, I like to just slice them up and toss them into lunch boxes, salads, my know what I am sayin'. If you have a few extra minutes, you can make a dessert that is not only fun to make, but incredibly delicious.

Slice the bottom of the strawberry so it will stand up and then core it. I like to just rip off the leaves with my fingers and just use my thumb to get all the green part out of the berry. It isn't elegant - but when you are in a hurry and can't find your knife - it works.

Then, you melt some chocolate. I figured I used a mere TWO chocolate chips for each strawberry. I did use very nice bittersweet Ghiradelli chocolate chips because I love this chocolate. I melted them quickly in a bowl in a microwave. You could use the stove if you prefer - you don't need to get them very pourable - just spoonable into the strawberry.

The final touch is to shake a little coarse salt onto these babies. Kosher salt, which can be found right next to the Morton's in the baking aisle, is a common kind of coarse salt.

Put them into the refrigerator for maybe 5 minutes and you are done! Brilliant, no? If you are having a party, you can make them ahead and bring them out when you are ready to serve them.

I decided to call these "Strawberry Chocolate Bombshells" because you are going to feel like a bombshell when you eat them. You will also be on your journey to looking like a bombshell if you choose these over, let's say, brownies :)

Kids love making them. My 8 year old daughter gets a big thrill out of using a butter knife to cut strawberries on the cutting board. My son just tries to spoon all the chocolate in his mouth when I'm not looking.

These are only 17 calories each so don't feel bad about overindulging. Think about all that vitamin C you are consuming. One strawberry has 28% of your daily value!

You can make this vegan if you use vegan chocolate chips and they are gluten free.

What is your favorite way to serve fresh strawberries?


Strawberry Chocolate Bombshells Recipe

2.0 from 17 reviews

(makes 10)

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10 fresh strawberries, hulled
16 chocolate chips
coarse salt (optional)


Slice tip of strawberries and place on plate. Melt chocolate and spoon into top of strawberry (where the leaves have been removed). Sprinkle on a wee bit of coarse salt and refrigerate until hardened. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

For one strawberry = 17 calories, 0.5 g fat, 3.1 g carbohydrates, 2.2 g sugar, 0.3 g protein, 0.6 g fiber, 10 mg sodium, 0 Points+

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Neat idea, Lisa!

When my "sweet tooth" pops up, I've taken to mixing carob powder with mashed banana or some honey and making a "chocolate" paste. I think I'm gonna use that same type of mixture atop your strawberries to see if they get the thumbs-up from my wife. :) I love pinterest for ideas... in this case hulling a strawberry with a straw :)

I have done this with just solid pieces of chocolate! Delicious. Now I'll have to try melting the chocolate -- great ida!

Try some laughing cow cheese in the strawberry. It's a wonderful treat also.

That sounds good but I have a daily chocolate treat that has 160 calories and lots more nutrients. It is called chocolate Shakeology and has been one of the key's to my 100 lb weightloss. For more info checkout -

I LOVE Strawberries and this is such a simple snack! Love it!!

Wow! This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try it!

This is genius. I've never liked chocolate covered strawberries...the chocolate always falls off and it's a big mess. But chocolate INSIDE the strawberries? That just might work. :)


Sounds really yummy... I'm gonna try this for Mother's Day..

GENIOUS! You've done it again, Lisa! I'll definitely have to try this. You could even stick the little slice off the bottom back into the melted chocolate on top for an extra gourmet touch. I may even add a slice of banana in there somehow.

@Janet - Thanks! But, I think you are a genius for thinking of a way to use that little slice. Awesome idea!

Love the idea of adding salt. Never would have thought to do that. I like to serve strawberries with Greek yogurt as a dip.

This is such a great idea - my daughter is a strawberry-a-holic and although she'll eat a pound, straight up, it'd be fun to fiddle around w/them as a dessert treat. Another "recipe" of ours is to have a little bowl of non-fat Greek yogurt, another of soft brown sugar and a plate of cleaned strawberries - dip the berry first into the yogurt, then into the sugar, then pop it in your mouth. Delicious and not over-the-top sugary or junky!

OH YUM!! Easy, too... Thank you!

Oh. My. Gosh. These look absolutely phenomenal! Strawberries are at their peak right now and this is the perfect way to use them before they go bad! Thanks for a simple and great recipe!

These sound great! For something even quicker and easier...slice berries into a bowl and drizzle with Hersey's syrup.

This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing, once again, a delicious and nutritious recipe! :)

I discovered laughingcow cinnamon cream cheese. spread and stuff a few. strawberries with it. 1 pt for spread! Yummy!

Janet- ooh! Instead of anything sugary you could blend a banana with cocoa powder and use that as a stuffing! *inspired*

You should be nominated for sainthood for this one! Can't wait to try it.

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