Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries-Effortlessly Epic!
It’s been another long time! Sorry I’ve been MIA! Life is crazy busy! And it’s so hot here in B.C, I haven’t been doing any baking! I keep meaning to post a GF Vegan meal recipe, but every time I take the time to make something that looks halfway decent to photograph, I forget to actually take a picture. My meals tend to be messes. But that’s ok, it’s all about the flavour!
I do have a delicious recipe to share with you guys! Actually, technically its so easy that it really shouldn’t even be called a recipe. But it makes for an amazing appetizer or dessert, and can be customized in a million and one ways, so I wanted to share it! You’re gonna have to excuse the quality of the photos…but I was workin’ with the iphone! :)
1/2 cup semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup vegan white chocolate chips
12 medium sized strawberries
Additional Options: Coconut (highly recommended!) or chopped nuts
-Melt white and dark chocolates separately using double-boiler. Because I can’t be bothered to buy fancy kitchen appliances (or am still feeling guilty about spending having spent so much on a Vita-Mix, lol) I do it the old fashioned way:
-Bring a pot of water to boil. Melt the chocolate chips separately in a metal bowl over the pot. And….done. (If you are finding your chocolate to be too thick when melted, I would suggest adding small amounts of SoDelicious Unsweetened Coconut milk until you’ve reached your desired consistency)
**I think that you could probably melt the chocolate in the microwave. But I always seem to overcook them…like they get all crispy and smell like burning. Maybe I am the only one who this happens to. So, if you are smart enough to work a microwave, micro away, my friends!! ;)
-Line a baking sheet, or your counter, with parchment paper
-Dip strawberries in chocolate
-If using an optional addition, roll the just coated strawberries in coconut, nuts, or other favourite topping before it hardens
-Place strawberry on parchment paper and allow to harden
I personally like to refridgerate these for a few hours, then take them out an hour or so before serving to allow them soften up a bit. But they are so easy, and such a delicious summer snack. And considering the fact that they have only two-three ingredients, and take only a few minutes to throw together, they look pretty fancy.
That’s all I’ve got today! Hope it’s hot where you are and that you are having an awesome week!!