Sunday, May 8, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This week we got a big pack of strawberries at the store so we decided to try making chocolate covered strawberries for our treat. The kids loved making them and were excited to eat them after dinner. Here is the recipe I came up with to make the chocolate.

Chocolate Syrup
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup honey or agave
approx. 1/4 cup cocoa powder

It is important to make sure the strawberries are cold so that the coconut oil will harden on the strawberry after you dip it. I also realized it is good to hold it for a minute so it can harden slightly before you set it on a plate. Otherwise part of it will harden on the plate and not come off with the strawberry. I put them in the fridge so the chocolate could harden a little bit more before we ate them.

The other nice thing about the chocolate syrup is you can also put it on homemade ice cream and it will harden. I love finding ways to have fun and healthy treats with the kids without having all of the food coloring, high fructose corn syrup, and white sugar. The kids love them too!

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