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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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PREP TIME:
10 mins
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COOK TIME:
0 mins
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DIFFICULTY:
Easy
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SERVES:
2

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher)
  • Chopped nuts or shredded coconut (optional)

Method:

Craving a sweet treat that’s both luxurious and healthy this Valentines day? 

Look no further than Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries – a delightful and elegant dessert perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re planning a romantic evening or a simple self-indulgence, these chocolate-covered delights are a surefire way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on flavour or nutrition.

Instructions:

  1. Select Ingredients:

Begin by gathering the freshest strawberries you can find. The combination of ripe strawberries and rich dark chocolate is a match made in dessert heaven. Opt for dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content for that perfect balance of sweetness and depth.

  1. Melt the Dark Chocolate:

In a heatproof bowl, carefully melt the dark chocolate. You can use a microwave, using short intervals and stirring in between, or employ the double boiler method for a controlled melt. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate; slow and steady ensures a smooth and luscious texture.

  1. Dip and Coat:

Holding each strawberry by its green stem, dip it into the melted chocolate. Rotate and twirl to ensure an even coating. The contrast of the juicy strawberry against the decadent chocolate is not only visually appealing but also a symphony of flavours.

  1. Enhance with Toppings (Optional):

For an extra layer of texture and flavour, consider sprinkling your chocolate-dipped strawberries with chopped nuts or shredded coconut. This step is entirely optional but adds a delightful crunch and nuance to each bite.

  1. Set on Parchment:

Place the chocolate-covered strawberries on a parchment-lined tray. This not only prevents sticking but also makes for easy cleanup. The parchment also allows the chocolate to set evenly without any unwanted pooling.

  1. Allow to Set:

Exercise patience as you let the chocolate set. You can speed up the process by placing the tray in the refrigerator. Once set, marvel at the glossy finish and the anticipation of the deliciousness that awaits.

  1. Serve and Enjoy:

Your Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries are now ready to be enjoyed. Whether as a delightful dessert after a meal or a sweet surprise for a loved one, these treats are bound to impress.

Why Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries?

  • Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to various health benefits, including improved heart health.
  • This recipe is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. With minimal ingredients, you can create an elegant and visually stunning dessert.
  • Get creative with toppings! Experiment with different nuts, coconut variations, or even a drizzle of white chocolate for an artistic touch.

Next time you’re yearning for a sweet escape, treat yourself to the exquisite pleasure of Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. Share them with someone special or savour them in solitude – either way, it’s an indulgence worth every bite. Happy dipping! 

Looking for other healthy sweet treats?

Check out our Chocolate Protein Balls Recipe!