7 Takes on Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for Valentine’s Day
Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a timeless Valentine’s Day tradition. Sure, you can buy them, but making them yourself is a thoughtful way to show you care. Plus, when you DIY, you can control the ingredients, so your sweetie gets a healthy treat that suits their taste. To make sure there’s something for everyone, here are seven different versions of chocolate-dipped strawberries, perfect for that special someone (and it’s OK if that’s you!).
1. Dark Chocolate Strawberries with Pistachio Crumble
The classic with a crunchy twist: Dip strawberries in silky dark chocolate, then dip into crunchy chopped pistachios. Along with the pretty presentation and satisfying crunch, the pistachios add a healthy dose of protein and fiber, making this already healthy treat even better.
Try this recipe from Kitchen Mess
2. Mexican Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Does your Valentine enjoy the hit of cinnamon and cayenne in Mexican chocolate? If so, this take on chocolate-dipped strawberries is sure to please. A little coconut oil melted in makes the chocolate extra smooth for dipping.
Try this recipe from The Heritage Cook
3. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cubes
Instead of dipping the berries, this recipe calls for partially filling an ice-cube tray with melted chocolate, then adding strawberries, coconut, almonds, and sesame seeds. Chill until firm, then pop them out. We love this innovative take, with the crunch from the almonds, coconut, and sesame seeds, and the fun shape.
Try this recipe from Kale Junkie
4. Viral Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Yogurt Clusters
Yogurt shows up in lots of viral recipes, and we’re here for it. Here you combine Greek yogurt, chopped strawberries, and a little honey, spoon into discs and freeze. Dip them in melted chocolate, and you have a take on chocolate-dipped strawberries that’s creamy and luscious, with a healthy dose of protein from the yogurt. We might sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on top, too.
Try this recipe from Basics with Bails
5. Strawberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
Bark is an easy, fuss-free way to enjoy chocolate, and this one is so pretty, too. Instead of fresh strawberries, you use the freeze-dried ones here, which bring a pop of color and some crunch. Pistachios add even more crunch to the silky white chocolate. To add even more dramatic effect, try swirling dark and white chocolate together.
Try this recipe from Leelalicious
6. Matcha-Covered Strawberries
Talk about a healthy treat: Matcha is loaded with antioxidants, good for everything from cognitive function to fighting inflammation and disease, balancing blood sugar, and more. Plus, combined with white chocolate, it’s an unexpected burst of beautiful green on these chocolate-dipped strawberries, and it lends a slightly earthy taste to the sweet chocolate and tangy berries.
Try this recipe from Teak and Thyme
7. Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate-Covered Berries
Here’s a whimsical and somewhat messier take on chocolate-dipped berries, which would be really fun to make with kids. Scoop a little of the berry flesh out, fill the cavity with peanut butter (or your nut or seed butter of choice), then dip into melted chocolate. The added texture and flavor of the nut butter gives these treats a welcome touch of PB & J.
Try this recipe from Cafe Delites