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Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:27

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Written by Ashley C.

basket with strawberriesFebruary is a month filled with chocolate and sweet treats. Though the first spring strawberries typically appear a bit later in the season, stores begin stocking them ahead of their traditional harvest. Those bright red boxes of succulent fruit are hard to resist. Thankfully, strawberries are wonderful for our health, so there is no reason not to indulge.

Strawberries are high in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. If you substitute the chocolate in this recipe for dark chocolate chips, you will get even more health benefits. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and protect the body from damage and aging caused by free radicals.

This quick recipe is a great way to express self-love as we begin to grow tired of these long winter days and start yearning for the warmth, beauty and tender fruit of spring. When in need of a little self-care, curl up with a few of these strawberries. They’re a delicious treat for you and your heart!

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 2 minutes | Total Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries with leaves dry, not wet

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 9 ounces)

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


Instructions:

  1. Add chocolate chips and canola oil to a 4-cup glass measure and heat on HIGH in microwave for about 1 minute.
  2. Stir and microwave another 30 seconds or so, if needed, until mixture is smooth.
  3. Holding strawberries by the green tops, dip them halfway into the chocolate mixture.
  4. Place them on a plate or pan lined with wax or parchment paper.
  5. Put in the refrigerator or a cool part of your kitchen to help chocolate cool.
  6. Serve.

Source: WebMD, LLC.

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Last modified on Thursday, 14 February 2013 19:53

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