Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries are super easy and fun to make, especially if you follow this step-by-step recipe! No need to double boil or microwave chocolate —we’re making our own in this recipe using nutrient-rich cacao and avocado!
Enjoy these chocolate covered strawberries as a decadent treat or give them as a special gift!
If you love homemade chocolate desserts, you’ll definitely want to try my Chocolate Avocado Bread or Fudgy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies next!
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Trust me, if you’re looking for an easy chocolate covered strawberries recipe, this is it! 🙂
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 that everyone can enjoy!
These Homemae Chocolate Covered Strawberries are an absolute delight!
These homemade chocolate covered strawberries are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar free! Be prepared to wow your loved ones with this recipe! You might want to make extra because they’ll be gone within a blink of an eye!
Super Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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!
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!
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
First Make the Chocolate Cream (Cacao Cream)
You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make you’re own delicious chocolate cream! All you need is a blender and 5 simple ingredients:
Maple Syrup (or Date Syrup)
Melted Coconut Oil
Nutritious Chocolate, Say What!?
Yes, this chocolate cream is full of heart healthy nutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids! 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
Did I mention it tastes absolutely incredible! This cream is definitely a win-win in my book: healthy and scrumptious! AND, its completely vegan, gluten, and refined sugar free!
The Benefits of This Chocolate Cream
Besides all of its incredible nutritional benefits, another great benefit is how simple this chocolate (cacao) cream is to make! It does not require any double boiling, 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!
Next Step: Cover Your Strawberries In Chocolate!
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.
Toppings for Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Crushed pecans
- Coconut shavings
- Powdered sugar
- White chocolate drizzle
- && Crushed peanuts are tasty options
Once all your strawberries are covered in chocolate, simply dip them into your favorite toppings!
Last Step: Transfer the chocolate covered strawberries to the fridge to set. The chocolate will have hardened after 2 hours, but the longer they are in the fridge, the better!
Tips For Making The Best Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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 hours 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!
What to do with leftover Chocolate Cream (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.
I hope you enjoy this Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe!
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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1 lb Fresh Strawberries with leaves
- 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 2 hours (overnight is best)
Nutrition (1 of 12 Strawberries):
- Serving: Makes 15-24 Strawberries
- Calories: 123
- Fat: 6.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Carbohydrates: 14.8g
- Sugar: 7.1g
- Protein 3.1g
Tips For Making The Best Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- You can make these strawberries 24-48 hours in advance. 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 hours 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!
- Store strawberries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Oh, I love vegan treats! They’re tasty but don’t make you feel as guilty.
Hi Maria! I totally agree!
These will be great to make with the grandkids to give to their mom for Valentine’s day!
Hi Andrea! That sounds like a fun idea! I bet their mom will be even happier knowing the strawberries are made with such clean and healthy ingredients!
One of the best recipe for chocolate and strawberry lovers. Looks fantastic.
Thank you! They truly are!
We always make these for Valentine’s Day. Yours look so pretty.
Hi Danni! I hope you enjoy the recipe! I absolutely love giving these as gifts on Valentine’s Day!
I was skeptical when I saw avocado listed, but I’m glad I pressed on! They were perfect and taste better than the non-vegan way of making chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Yess! I am so happy you enjoyed the chocolate! You can’t taste the avocado at all. It just helps to make creamy chocolate and provides a few extra nutrients!
This recipe was perfect for the upcoming holiday! We used melted carob chips in place of the chocolate and can’t wait to make them again and share with my loved ones in a couple of weeks.
Hi Renia! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! Carob is a great substitute!
We enjoyed these! I love it that you used all natural ingredients; that way my 2 year old could also enjoy them with us.
I am so happy you and your little one enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
Gone are the days of store bought chocolate dipping kits. This chocolate dip is amazing. And it’s healthy too so I can eat the whole batch!
Gone indeed! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
So excited to do these for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for the easy recipe!
You’re welcome, Mila! I hope you enjoy!
I loved that you added avocado to this recipe. It definitely made the chocolate dip more creamy.
Hi Cat! I am glad you enjoyed the chocolate cream! The avocado in it is the best! 🙂
These strawberries were so delicious! I knew I could count on you for a healthier version for one of my favorite treats!
Hi Crystal! I am so happy you enjoyed the strawberries! You know I love all things healthy & delicious! 🙂
I had all the ingredients on hand so this was so easy to make! I love this sauce so much I’ve been drizzling it on our waffles and ice cream sundaes too.
Yum! Sounds delish! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe!
I am one of those minority that don’t like avocados but what is great about this recipe is you get all the healthy fats from the avocado without it tasting like avocado one bit. What a great idea!
That makes me so happy! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! And I agree! You cannot taste the avocado at all 🙂
These are definitely on my list for Valentine’s Day! The cacao cream is so easy to make, and SO delicious! And I love that it’s so full of nutrients!
Hi Chenee! I am so glad you like!
These strawberries were so much fun to make with the kiddos! We were on a dipping frenzy. They were so delicious, we could barely let the chocolate set before eating them!
Hi Tamara! That sounds like me and my family when we make these together! The chocolate cream is just so addicting! I’m glad you and your kiddos liked the recipe!
I love chocolate covered strawberries and never thought to make my own chocolate. The use of avocado worked perfectly! It was easy and delicious. Thanks for the great recipe!
Hi Marsha!I am happy you enjoyed the recipe!
I did a trial run for Valentine’s Day and they came out perfect! Thank you 🙂
Can I skip out of the vanilla? Where I live there isn’t a natural one – if you have any replacement suggestions that would be amazing 🙂
Hi Emma! You can totally skip the vanilla and the recipe will still turn out just fine. I hope you enjoy!