Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I hope you are sharing the love today – and everyday 🙂

Believe it or not, I’ve never made chocolate covered strawberries, so I thought Valentine’s Day was the perfect opportunity to do just that. Here’s the recipe I use when I want to make raw chocolate sauce…

Raw Chocolate Sauce

Equal part melted coconut oil

Equal part raw cacao

Equal part granulated nutritive sweetener (I use coconut crystals)  – adjust for stevia

Melt coconut oil first, then add cacao and sugar. (Vanilla would probably be a nice touch, too.) Then, simply dip your strawberries in the chocolate sauce. If you want the chocolate to set, chill the berries after they’re dipped. Or, eat right away.

The sauce is also good just poured over stemmed berries. Or pineapple. Or apple. Or cookies. Or on a spoon 😉

If you don’t have any coconut oil and/or cacao on hand (you can sub unsweetened coco powder), melt a few chocolate chips (or a square or two of Baker’s chocolate) with a little non-dairy milk. If you use chocolate chips, you probably won’t need to add a sweetener, but if you use Baker’s chocolate, you will. Both will firm up naturally when chilled, just like the coconut oil (but due to coco butter).

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6 responses

  1. Look at us! Strawberries and chocolate! Must have been in the air this week. Your delightfully simple is almost what I used for the frosting of my strawberry fudge cups. Mmmmm! Wish I had made more for strawberry dipping!

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