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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I love chocolate covered strawberries. I wanted to find a way to make these both gluten-free and dairy-free to offer them to many. 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!
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.
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.
Here’s how to make gluten-free & dairy-free chocolate-covered strawberries!
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- 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. 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
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What gluten-free desserts do you enjoy on Valentine's Day?
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