Iconic Chocolate Covered Strawberries get a HUGE makeover with this recipe. You read the title right, we are making PROTEIN Chocolate Covered Strawberries today! I would say these are just as good as the original but I would be lying. They are better. There is minimal sugar in this recipe. There is 20 grams of protein, and healthy coconut oil evening out the macronutrient profile quite nicely.
I'm not sure about you, but there is something so tantalizing about Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Not only are they delicious, but they are also the perfect way to
start end a romantic meal. Not often do I get so worked up over fruit. But this deserves it's own little celebration if you ask me.
Perfectly ripe, juicy strawberries covered in luscious chocolate that you can happily eat and enjoy with no aching sweet tooth or sugar high. Say you surprise your sweety with these protein chocolate covered strawberries and you don't finish them all on Valentines Day (gasp), they are pretty amazing the next day after a sweaty workout too. The carbs from the strawberry help build back your depleted glycerin, the protein helps repair those muscles you just worked, and the fat helps you stay full! It's starting to sound like you should make extra… just sayin!
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The process for these strawberries is very similar to dipping regular chocolate covered strawberries. Wash and dry your fruit and allow it to be at room temperature! Make sure you are using ripe strawberries (taste one to be sure). Make the chocolate sauce. Have a place for your strawberries to rest once they are covered in chocolate. Put down wax paper on a cookie sheet, and make room in the fridge for the cookie sheet before you start this process. Once all of those things have been done, you dip!!
I like to hold the strawberries by the hull and just quickly dip them in the chocolate, allowing the coating to drip off the bottom for a second before laying it on the wax paper. Don't touch the strawberries once they are on the wax paper. Use a spoon to cover the strawberries when the chocolate gets low. Place the strawberries in the fridge at least 10 minutes before enjoying to allow the chocolate to set up!
Remember, these are suppose to be a snack, dessert, not a full blown meal. Don't go crazy, your tummy might hate you if you eat an entire container of strawberries. :) They are tempting but grab a smoothie if you are that hungry!!
Without further ado, I present to you these high protein chocolate covered strawberries. The chocolate is also amazing on pretty much everything. It's perfect for homemade candy, chocolate drizzle for cakes, cookies, pie, just remember that for it to set up it needs 10 minutes in the fridge to harden.
Protein Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Wash and pat strawberries dry. Let berries come to room temperature if possible.
- Place wax paper on a cookie sheet, make room in the fridge for cookie sheet.
- Melt coconut oil, bringing it to a liquid state in a glass measuring cup or bowl.
- Add chocolate protein powder and mix mix mix.
- In a separate small bowl, melt chocolate chips. I use the microwave on high for 30 seconds. I was able to stir the chocolate chips to melting at this point but you can continue in 15 second increments until you can create a creamy chocolate goodness. Keep your fingers out of this chocolate!
- Add the melted chocolate to the coconut oil/protein powder and mix until fully combined.
- Cover the strawberries in this chocolate by dipping the strawberry quickly into the chocolate and turning it once around, making sure all sides are covered. Allow to drip for a second then transfer to wax paper.
- When you get to the bottom of the chocolate, use a spoon to coat strawberries. Any leftover chocolate is good on frozen berries, cookies, cakes, homemade protein cookies. You name it!
- Place strawberries in the fridge at least 10 minutes to set up before eating!
- but you can also use a double boiler. Place a glass bowl over a simmering pan of water. Make sure the glass is large enough so that it easily sits on the pan and it is not touching the simmering water. Wisk chocolate to distribute the heat. Once melted take off the heat, being careful not to get any water in the chocolate.
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What about you?
- Do you have any favorite Valentines Day desserts?
- Have you ever made chocolate covered strawberries
- What is your favorite thing to cover in chocolate like this?