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Quick and Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Quick and Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Prep Time:

15-20 minutes

Cook Time:

Servings:

Makes approximately 20 strawberries

Difficulty:

Super Easy

Quick and Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Recipe

Is there anything more romantic than chocolate-covered strawberries? Not that I can think of! Though these classic little indulgences have a reputation for being fancy, making them is a snap. You may written off these delights because you may think chocolate is not vegan. Think again. Of course, chocolate comes from a plant, making it vegan, but turning the pods into chocolate that you buy in the store often includes the addition of additives, which among other things, may include milk or milk fat. Many good quality chocolates actually have a higher chocolate content, pure ingredients, and no additives. Look for an ingredient list that has: cocoa, cocoa butter, lecithin (an emulsifier), sugar, and vanilla. Some brands are accidentally vegan, and others market themselves as vegan. Many stores have dairy-free options today. Dairy-free white chocolate may be harder to find in your local grocery store. And while it may not be the healthiest food, it can add a lovely flair to recipes like these Quick and Easy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Look in stores near you or buy online. Beautiful, elegant, and deceptively simple, give these treats a try!

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    1 pound strawberries, preferably organic

    8 ounces (roughly 1 cup) vegan chocolate chips or chopped semi-sweet chocolate

    2 ounces (roughly ¼ cup) vegan white chocolate chips (optional)

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    1

    Rinse the strawberries and pat dry. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

    2

    Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring frequently until the chocolate is just melted. (Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the microwave by heating for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until the chocolate is just melted.) Allow the chocolate to cool for a few minutes until it’s at body temperature: this will help ensure that your chocolate coating will be shiny and beautiful.

    3

    Holding a strawberry by the stem, swirl it in the melted chocolate, tapping off any excess on the side of the bowl, and place it on the prepared baking tray. Repeat with the remaining strawberries. If desired, melt the optional white chocolate chips in the microwave and use a fork to drizzle the melted white chocolate over each dipped strawberry.

    4

    Transfer to the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. These are best served within 2-3 hours.

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