Chocolate covered strawberries are indeed my divine justice for guilt-free cravings. Without the chocolate, strawberries make a filling, low-calorie snack high in dietary fiber and iodine. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, as well as potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, vitamin K, magnesium, and copper.
But when you want to splurge, dip the strawberries in chocolate.
Choose organic dark chocolate that is high in antioxidants for a rich chocolaty experience that is also vegan and gluten free. The cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, raw cane sugar and ground vanilla beans are all organic products. Flavanol rich dark chocolates from Dove also make a good choice (but may not be organic).
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
What you need:
- Ripe red strawberries (washed and dried, keep green caps)
- 6 oz (.375 lb) dark organic chocolate (break into small pieces)
- Baking sheet lined with wax paper
- Double boiler pot or microwave-safe bowl
Melt the chocolate. For the stove, use a double boiler pot (add chocolate to smaller pot and set it over larger pot of boiling water). Or you can melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe dish. Set your microwave to defrost and try 2-3 minute intervals until chocolate melts completely.
Turn strawberry upside down. Insert toothpick into green part. Dip strawberry into chocolate and withdraw while giving it a little shake. Spin the berry clockwise to drip off excess chocolate. Place on wax paper to cool.
I like to serve them just as they are. But you could also decorate them for a spooky experience, now that Halloween is just around the corner… why not ask your kids? They may have great ideas to add some scary faces to the project…
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