Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the easiest to make, especially if you follow this step-by-step recipe. Make your own chocolate-covered strawberries from scratch and enjoy as a special dessert or give them to a special someone.
These chocolate-covered strawberries are a rich, creamy delight. I promise, once you see how easy they are to make you’ll wonder why you’ve never made them before! The chocolate cream is made with raw cacao powder, avocado, and maple syrup, which means this recipe is super sweet & refined sugar-free! Plus, there is no overcomplicated melting, double-boiling, or microwaving chocolate technique; just a simple, healthy, and incredibly tasty recipe!
Nothing says, “I love you” better than chocolate. Pair that with delicious, sweet, juicy strawberries and you have love in a whole new light! Chocolate covered strawberries are a special treat perfect for any occasion, but especially perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Why buy chocolate covered strawberries when you can make them at home in less than 10 minutes!? Not only are they easy to make, but this recipe gives you healthy, delicious chocolate-covered strawberries filled with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acid, calcium, and potassium! So, not only will you and your loved one enjoy these strawberries, but your body will too!
Making Chocolate Cream from Scratch!
You wouldn’t believe how easy it is! All you need is a blender and 5 simple ingredients!
1/2 ripe Avocado
1/2 cup Cacao Powder
1/2 cup Date Syrup (or Maple Syrup)
1/4 cup melted Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
The benefits of this chocolate cream!
First, I will start off by saying this chocolate (cacao) cream is simple to make and does not require any double boiling or microwaving or strange heating technique. All the ingredients are raw and simply tossed in the blender and mixed together. There’s no need to worry about the chocolate clumping or seizing up; this chocolate cream turns out perfect every time. Not only that but this chocolate cream is full of nutrients. It has:
Antioxidants and nutrients like magnesium (which can help reduce stress), potassium, and iron.
Vitamins B, C, and E, which helps your body fight off disease and infection
Fiber, which helps you feel full longer.
Potassium, which helps control blood pressure
Fatty acids, which help boost brain function
And did I mention it taste absolutely incredible! This cream is definitely a win-win in my book, healthy and scrumptious!
What to do after you’ve made the Chocolate Cream?
Once you’ve made the Chocolate Cream, it is ready for use. Simply dip the strawberries in the chocolate cream, making sure all sides are coated. Then, place the strawberries on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
The next part is the fun part: adding the toppings! I like crushed pecans, coconut shavings, and cinnamon. Powdered sugar, white chocolate drizzle, and crushed peanuts are tasty options too! Once all your strawberries are covered in chocolate, simply dip them into your favorite toppings!
What to do with leftover Chocolate (cacao) cream?
I use this chocolate cream for any and everything that calls for chocolate. It is great to use for icing for cakes or cupcakes. I also recently used it to make some amazing double chocolate chip pancakes.
You can make these strawberries 24-48 hours in advanced. Simply leave the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge in an airtight container until you are ready to enjoy them.
Make the chocolate covered strawberries at least 2-3 before you are ready to enjoy them. this gives the chocolate time to harden.
Feel free to use any toppings you like! You can also make plain chocolate covered strawberries and dip them in melted brie, whipped cream, caramel sauce, whatever you like!
Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberry Recipe
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/3 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1/2 cup Crushed Pecans
- 1/2 cup Coconut Shavings
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- Mix the avocado, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil in a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Transfer the cacao cream into a bowl. Dip Strawberries into the chocolate mixture, making sure to coat all side.
- Dip the strawberries into your favorite toppings.
- Cover the strawberries and place in fridge for at least 4 hours (overnight is best)
Nutrition (1 of 12 Strawberries):
- Serving: Makes 12-24 Strawberries
- Calories: 123
- Fat: 6.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Carbohydrates: 14.8g
- Sugar: 7.1g
- Protein 3.1g