Recipe of the Week

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

strawberryA scrumptious dessert! Use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe and gain many health benefits.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries
  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate

Directions:

Melt chocolate in a double boiler over low heat. (if you don't have a double boiler, a crock pot works well). Hold strawberries by the stem and dip them into the chocolate. Place on wax paper to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes approximately 12 strawberries (depending on size of berries)
Per 1/12 of the recipe*:

  • 108 calories
  • 1 g protein
  • 6 g fat
  • 14 g carbohydrate
  • 2 g fiber

* note - These dietary values assume that all 8 ounces of chocolate are used. The values will be less if you coat each strawberry with less chocolate. To further reduce the amount of carbohydrate, buy dark chocolate with as little sugar as possible.

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