Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like chocolate covered strawberries, but for people who are watching their blood sugar or carbs, it’s a dessert that seems out of reach.
Until now! This dessert is keto and low carb friendly. I’m so excited to share it!
A couple of months ago, my package of Lily’s chocolate arrived. But, in true Houston fashion, the weather melted all of them. I was a little distraught because I wanted to make my almond butter chocolate chip cookies, but my plans were ruined.
I’d been stewing for a bit about what I could do with them, and these chocolate covered strawberries popped in mind for Valentine’s day.
The recipe is really simple, and that’s why this blog post is pretty short. I don’t think you need me to tell you step-by-step how to do this.
Buy some strawberries and dip them. That’s it.
If you do need a recipe, there’s one below. But here’s one thing you will need for this recipe: avocado oil.
Normally, when you melt chocolate, you use coconut oil, or olive oil to keep the chocolate shiny, and help it create a shell.
I personally think those two oils have a strong and distinct taste. Avocado oil, however, is very mild in flavor.
And if you didn’t know, avocado and chocolate actually make a pretty stellar combination.
Get the recipe below and be sure to save the pin. I can’t wait for you to try it out!Print
A delicious, lower carb alternative to your favorite chocolate covered strawberries.
2 cups (1 dozen whole strawberries) (~22g carbs)
1/2 cup Lily’s milk chocolate (2 net carbs)
2 tablespoons avocado oil (0 carbs)
- Microwave the chocolate and oil in a microwave safe dish for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between heating them each time. Do this until the chocolate becomes smooth.
- Coat the berries in chocolate.
- Refrigerate until the chocolate sets.
- Sub a different oil to thin out the chocolate if you don’t have avocado oil on hand. Just choose something with a mild flavor so it doesn’t overpower your chocolate.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate and strawberries, valentine’s day