Buy some strawberries, and get to work on this awesome dessert.
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
Chocolate covered strawberries
A delicious, lower carb alternative to your favorite chocolate covered strawberries.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 1 dozen strawberries 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
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.
Keywords: chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate and strawberries, valentine’s day