Not only are strawberries sensationally appealing to the eye, they feature a crisp light flavor that can’t be mimicked by other berries out there. I mean, all berries are awesome… but strawberries have their own special qualities to appreciate. For instance, strawberries are loaded with vitamin C and manganese. They also happen to be a good source of omega-rich fatty acids. And they go well with both sweet and savory dishes!
I love to eat strawberries in their beautifully raw form. They’re perfect before they’re even picked for the eating. But, sometimes I like to turn them into delectable little treats which is what I did with a pound of the last batch of strawberries I brought home yesterday. As usual, this is a really simple recipe… but I admit that it’s not the healthiest one found here on RAW High Life.
However, just a couple of these will tickle your taste buds and take good care of your sweet tooth without wiring you up with a sugar rush or turning you into a junk-food crazed maniac. Made with nothing more than strawberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil, these chocolate peanut butter dipped strawberries are like a little piece of heaven
The berries offer a wet and fresh bite, the chocolate and coconut provide a silky smooth texture, and the peanut butter pulls everything together with that nutty flavor we all know and love so well. It took less than five minutes to make the chocolate sauce and less than 30 minutes to dip and set the berries – so it’s completely feasible to have this dessert, or snack, or appetizer, on the table in about a half an hour. Enjoy!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Strawberries
- 1 pound strawberries
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (I make my own by blending peanuts with a tiny bit of water)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Rinse the strawberries and set them aside.
Put the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil in a small saucepan and put it on your stove over low heat.
Once the chocolate starts to melt, lightly stir the mixture with a spoon so everything gets incorporated together and the mixture starts to loosen up a little.
After about a minute, the ingredients will turn into a creamy chocolate sauce.
Immediately dip the strawberries into the chocolate sauce, taking care to swirl their exterior around so they get saturated.
Set the dipped strawberries on a piece of parchment paper or a baking sheet and once they’ve all been dipper, put them in the fridge to set for about 20 minutes.