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dark chocolate covered strawberries

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Show your tastebuds some love with these dark chocolate-covered strawberries! This decadent dessert is more than just a holiday classic. Dark chocolate contains flavonols and polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants.

The higher the percentage of chocolate, the better the benefit. So, satisfy your inner chocoholic and opt for dark chocolate over milk chocolate. Or try melting a cacao bar instead. Its natural bitterness gets balanced by the sweet strawberries.

Makes 5 servings
Serving Size: 3 strawberries
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for dark chocolate covered strawberries

  • 16 oz fresh strawberries
  • ⅔ cup sugar-free dark chocolate baking chips or cacao chips
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions for dark chocolate covered strawberries

  1. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave for 30-second increments. Stir. Heat for additional 30 seconds if not adequately melted.
  2. Add olive oil to melted chocolate. Mix until fully combined.
  3. Lightly dip each strawberry in chocolate. Then, delicately dip into shredded coconut. Place on wax paper. Repeat for remaining strawberries.
  4. Chill in the fridge for approximately 30-45 minutes
  5. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per serving

  • calories: 144
  • carbohydrates: 20g
  • fat: 12g
  • fiber: 6g
  • potassium: 165mg
  • protein: 2.5g
  • saturated fat: 8g
  • sodium: 3mg
  • sugar: 12.5g
Photograph by Melissa Halas. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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