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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hello my loves! In anticipation of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d bring you all a super easy 3 ingredient treat that rings in at under 40 calories and takes only about 15-20 minutes to put together. If that doesn’t make you swoon then I don’t know what will!

I’ve always loved chocolate covered strawberries, but when you buy them individually at the grocery store or dessert shop, they can be really expensive. Once you realize how quick and simple it is to make your own, you’ll never pay full price again. I covered a whole container of strawberries with chocolate for this recipe, but it’s just as easy to only make a few if you’re just dining with a special someone.

Whether you’re totally smitten with your Valentine, you’re having friends over for a Galentine’s Day Bash, or you don’t care either way and just like chocolate covered strawberries, this recipe is a perfectly sweet way to indulge. 

 

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Yield: 18 strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 18 large fresh strawberries (about a pound), cleaned and patted dry
  • 4 oz chocolate melting wafers (I used Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers *yum*, but other brands I looked at had similar nutrition figures)
  • 1 teaspoon of festive sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place chocolate wafers in a microwave safe cup, bowl or ramekin and microwave them on half power for 30 seconds (or according to package directions. Check progress and continue to heat in 15 second intervals until heated and smooth when stirred. Be careful not to overcook.
  3. Dip each strawberry one at a time into the chocolate and then lift and swirl to release any excess chocolate back into the cup. Place the covered berry on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle a few sprinkles on before the chocolate sets. Repeat with remaining berries. If he chocolate in your cup starts to thicken place it back in the microwave for another 10 seconds or so.
  4. Allow berries to sit at room temperature or refrigerate for 10-15 minutes until chocolate hardens.

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
1 per berry (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
39 calories, 5 g carbs, 2 g fat, 0 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Covered Strawberries”

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    Anonymous — February 12, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

    Thanks for the idea! Making these as a little treat for Friday :)

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