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How to Make Chocolate Covered Frozen Strawberries that are Refined White Sugar Free
I am a sucker for Chocolate Covered Strawberries. That sweet berry covered in the dark shell of velvety goodness is hard to resist…. until you see the price. They are a bit pricy and have a lot of sugar in them. But dont dispair! I found a solution! Enter Chocolate Covered Frozen Strawberries!
My inspiration for making Chocolate Covered Frozen Strawberries
A couple of years ago I came across this Raw Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Cake recipe and decided to make it. Part of the recipe was to make homemade peanut butter cups. The whole thing was delicious. I recommend you try Amanda’s recipe! Then recently I got this idea of how I could use the peanut butter cup shell with my own additions to create chocolate covered strawberries.
So Here is How to Make Chocolate Covered Frozen Strawberries that are Refined White Sugar Free
One thing about coconut oil is that it melts at room temperature. That’s why I came up with the idea to use frozen strawberries as they would help to keep the coconut oil cold and solid even when out on the counter. And it worked! This is the brand of Coconut Oil that I use. As per Amanda’s recipe, just take 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (I used Agave) and whisk them all together until smooth. You can use a bag of frozen strawberries or freeze your own fresh ones. Make sure there are no ice crystals on the strawberries, wipe with a paper towel as needed. Dip each strawberry one by one using a fork quickly covering the whole strawberry as the cold of the strawberry will start to harden the coconut oil and it can stick to the fork. Place on a piece of parchment paper and let them set. The shell will harden on its own. Enjoy right away or store in the freezer. If stored in the freezer let them stand on the counter for a few minutes before eating so that the strawberry is not rock hard.
Let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought of it in the comments below. Check out my post on Fruit Cake! Allergy Friendly! or 1st Birthday Smash Cake which also don’t have Refined White Sugar.