Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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Here’s a bonus recipe for your week: If some of you stocked up during the unadvertised $1.00 strawberries sale at Meijer earlier this week and are looking for something to do with them, why not dessert? Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries are super simple to make, and since there’s fruit involved you can even pretend that they’re healthy. :)

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We actually made ours a couple of weeks ago. I normally would pretend my counters were less messy but just had to include this photo, because: Do you think Dairy Free Junior High Guy is just a little bit pleased about the prospect of chocolate covered strawberries?! Oh, and yes, as an aside given the box in the back here, I did replace my broken food processor with this nice Cuisinart that was on sale when I bought it. It’s now out of the box and already been used several times — but not in this recipe, lol.

Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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(Yes, I’m aware of the bizarre juxtaposition of organic strawberries and Shopper’s Value shortening, but life is just like that sometimes…)

Ingredients

1 tsp shortening
5 oz Enjoy Life dairy free mini chocolate chips (half a bag)
16 oz container strawberries

Directions

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Wash strawberries and pat dry. Add chocolate chips and shortening to microwave safe bowl and microwave on high until melted. (To avoid overheating: Heat for a minute, stir, then heat in 30 second intervals until nicely melted.) Stir until smooth. Holding strawberries near their leaves, dip each into melted chocolate and roll around to coat, briefly reheating the chocolate if necessary when it starts to thicken up. Place chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper covered cookie sheet (or use a silicon baking mat like I did here).

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Refrigerate for at least an hour or until chocolate has hardened, and serve.

Mix it up

I used shortening because Mr. 7 flips at the mere mention of coconut, but you could probably substitute virgin coconut oil if shortening is something you prefer to avoid. The addition of a little fat, in whatever form, just helps the chocolate melt and coat more smoothly.

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Not dairy free? Substitute regular chocolate chips for the Enjoy Life I used here. So good, and so easy! You can’t really go wrong with chocolate and strawberries…

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Easy Dairy Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp shortening
  • 5 oz Enjoy Life dairy free mini chocolate chips (half a bag)
  • 16 oz container strawberries
Instructions
  1. Wash strawberries and pat dry.
  2. Add chocolate chips and shortening to microwave safe bowl and microwave on high until melted. (To avoid overheating: Heat for a minute, stir, then heat in 30 second intervals until nicely melted.)
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Holding strawberries near their leaves, dip each into melted chocolate and roll around to coat, briefly reheating the chocolate if necessary when it starts to thicken up.
  5. Place chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper covered cookie sheet (or use a
  6. silicon baking mat like I did here).
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until chocolate has hardened, and serve.

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Comments

  1. Outlander says

    You just reminded me- I saw at Meijer yesterday, those fake chocolate chips you buy (different varieties) on clearance half price. They had a bunch and also some of the gluten free baking mixes, or something like that, maybe tapioca flour?. I didn’t really pay attention, since I don’t buy that stuff, but you might want to check it out.
    Also, Nestlé baking white chocolate on clearance for $0.99.

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