Chocolate Covered Strawberries stand as the ultimate quick-and-easy three-ingredient dessert solution! All you need are some luscious strawberries, your choice of chocolate, and a tiny dash of oil, which serves to ensure that the chocolate stays intact, eliminating any risk of it cracking or sliding off the strawberries when you take that delectable bite.
This sweet treat is not only impressive but also a surefire crowd-pleaser – and the best part is that it’s a mere 47 calories per piece!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
How many times have you dedicated yourself to crafting a dessert masterpiece, only to encounter the following scenarios:
- People are too stuffed to handle anything more than a tiny sliver.
- Friends announce they’re on a diet (after all, January is synonymous with New Year’s resolutions to embrace a healthier lifestyle).
- It doesn’t align with certain dietary requirements.
Hence, the reason why Chocolate Covered Strawberries frequently grace the table at my gatherings – and here’s why:
- They epitomize the essence of a quick, three-ingredient dessert.
- They can be effortlessly produced in large quantities.
- They’re conveniently bite-sized, ensuring there’s always room for at least one, no matter how full you may be.
- For those mindful of their health, they clock in at just 47 calories each and are gluten-free.
- There’s no need for plates or utensils.
- They don’t constitute an overly heavy dessert – offering a delightful blend of sweet indulgence and juicy freshness.
Personally, I’m one of those individuals who tends to become engrossed in the savory aspects of menus, often relegating dessert to an afterthought. This habit may have its roots in my upbringing, as dessert was never a prominent feature in my family’s everyday meals. It made its appearance exclusively on special occasions, perhaps a handful of times each year.
Even today, I can’t seem to shake this tendency. While some folks prioritize dessert and craft towering, visually stunning creations akin to art, I’m all about savoring the savory first and then scrambling to assemble a dessert. This is precisely why Chocolate Covered Strawberries have solidified their place as perhaps the most frequently prepared sweet treat in my repertoire.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries – TIPS
Creating Chocolate Covered Strawberries isn’t a complex task, but I’d like to share two helpful tips:
- Ensure the strawberries are thoroughly dry. Chocolate won’t adhere to wet strawberries.
- A tiny drop of oil adds a glossy finish and softens the chocolate. My primary reason for incorporating oil into the chocolate is to give it a slight softness. This prevents the chocolate from cracking and slipping off the strawberry when you take that delectable bite (we wouldn’t want a disaster on our hands!). An added bonus is that it imparts a subtle shine to the chocolate (melted chocolate equals super shine, while set chocolate turns matte).
While you might not necessarily require it, I’ve also prepared a brief recipe video – you’ll find it below the recipe. Oh, and naturally, feel free to unleash your creativity when it comes to coatings! I experimented with crushed nuts and coconut, and they ended up tasting like lamingtons!