Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Here is my recipe for chocolate-covered strawberries made with vegan chocolate, fresh organic strawberries and flecked with sea salt. The perfect dessert that’s festive enough for any occasion and simple enough for everyday indulgence.
Vegan Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
8 ounces good-quality vegan semi-sweet or dark chocolate, broken into pieces (I use Scharffen Berger)
2 pounds fresh ripe long-stemmed strawberries
pinches of sea salt flakes
Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with wax paper.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler
set over simmering water on low heat, stirring frequently to ensure that the chocolate doesn’t burn. When chocolate is smooth and creamy, reduce heat to very low.
Dip each strawberry about half way into the chocolate and place on wax-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Allow to cool and set in refrigerator before serving.
Store in the refrigerator. Can be made a day or two ahead.
(photo: Dessert Party. New Year’s Eve 2011)