Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to make something gluten-free and chocolatey, like gluten-free & dairy-free chocolate-covered strawberries!
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About These Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
Chocolate covered strawberries are super easy to make and are perfect for a weekend brunch, late-night treat, or casual dessert. I especially enjoy making them around Valentine’s Day. While many companies will offer to make these for you for a price, I think it's much more simple (and cheaper!) to make them yourself.
All you need are 3 ingredients and about 30 minutes from start to eating chocolate covered strawberries!
I wanted to find a way to make these both gluten-free and dairy-free, so that's what you'll see in this recipe. Most chocolate chips contain milk, but Enjoy Life Foods specifically make their chocolate chips allergen friendly! They are gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect for a sweet and decadent treat like these strawberries. And they make both chocolate and white chocolate chips!
Ingredients You Will Need
You only need 3 ingredients to make these decadent treats!
-Chocolate Chips (you can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate, or a combination
How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
First, you melt the chocolate chips and combine it with the coconut oil so its nice and smooth. Then, you dip rinsed and dried strawberries into the chocolate and place on wax paper. Once all the strawberries have been dipped, move them to the fridge to set. The hardest part about this recipe is waiting to eat them!
Chocolate Covered Variations
If you want to get fancy with your chocolate-covered strawberries, you can mix them up! Add chopped nuts, or maybe a white or dark chocolate drizzle. Or dip them in broken up gluten-free pretzels for a salty & sweet combination, like this Christmas bark. Feel free to use any type of fruit too. You don't have to limit yourself to only strawberries. Try bananas, kiwi, blueberries, melon, or any other sturdy fruit that won't fall apart.
How To Store Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Keep them cold! I like to line a plate with wax paper and keep any uneaten chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge when not eating them. This helps the chocolate stay formed and prevents it from melting.
Looking For More Valentine's Day Recipes?
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Or, go for a classic dessert: chocolate chip cookies but with cranberries and walnuts thrown in.
Do you love chocolate and raspberries? This bread pudding combines them into a yummy casserole you can have for breakfast or dessert.
Check out all of the Valentine's Day recipes on the blog right here.
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Feel like an easy quickbread? This banana bread with walnuts hits the spot.
Looking for a scones recipe? Bake a savory version with bacon, cheddar, and chives.
Want to practice your pie making skills? Check out this gluten-free peach pie with lattice design.
Ready to take your baking skills to the next level? Try these delightful, buttery, and flaky gluten-free croissants.
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Here’s how to make gluten-free & dairy-free chocolate-covered strawberries!
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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Strawberries - the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day!
- 1-pint strawberries, rinsed and dried
- ½ cup Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chips (or more, if you are a chocoholic like me!)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Rinse strawberries and dry completely. Line a plate with wax paper, and a small jelly roll pan with wax paper as well.
Melt the Enjoy Life chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small pot over medium heat until smooth and combined. Or, just melt in the microwave at 30-second intervals.
Carefully holding the stem, dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate, turning to coat on all sides. Remove to a wax paper-lined plate to allow excess to drip off for a few seconds, then place on jelly roll pan. This prevents the chocolate melting in a weird shape or getting everywhere!
Once all strawberries have been dipped in chocolate, place the jelly roll pan in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to harden, or into the freezer for faster results.
You can also decorate with white chocolate using the same process and a pastry bag. Just make sure to let the dark chocolate set and harden first to prevent a mess!
You can also use this method to make gluten-free & dairy-free chocolate-covered bananas, pretzels, and more!
Strawberries should stay refrigerated and will last for 2-3 days. You can try freezing them, but they never last long enough in our kitchen to do that. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 1g
The nutrition information on each recipe card is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience. The data is calculated by Nutritionix. You are encouraged to make your own calculations based on your ingredients and preferred nutritional facts calculator. While I try to make sure they are accurate, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these calculations.
Do you like chocolate-covered strawberries?
What gluten-free desserts do you enjoy on Valentine's Day?
Leave me a comment below with your favorite sweet treats!
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