How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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)

4 thoughts on “How Sweet It Is… Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

  1. This is one of my favorite “cheat treats”; it’s always there to help me fill my sweet tooth, from time to time. Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

  2. These look lovely. I just read a quote from Equal Exchange which says that Scharffen Berger is owned by Hershey’s which is “consistently singled out for having the worst record in the chocolate industry on many important social-justice, farmer, and child-welfare issues.”. Thought you might be interested.

    1. Thanks so much for this info!!! I had no idea. I will do some more research and see what I will find. If this is the case, I will not purchase or approve of.

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