Are you looking for the perfect keto dessert for your Valentine’s Day? Whether you have a romantic evening with your significant other or if you are celebrating on your own, I guarantee these keto chocolate covered strawberries are a must!
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Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a delicious and elegant treat that can be easily adapted to a ketogenic diet. Plus, maybe it’s just me, but I love a dessert that looks as good as it tastes and these strawberries look beautiful!
What is Needed to Make Keto Chocolate Dipped Strawberries?
Chocolate dipped strawberries are a relatively low fuss treat to make and you don’t really need much in order to create them, but you do need the following:
- Ingredients (listed below in recipe)
- Parchment paper
- Baking Sheet
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Whisk for mixing chocolate
- Colander for rinsing strawberries
- Paper towels for drying strawberries
How to Make Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Rinse and dry the strawberries completely.
In a microwave safe bowl, add the milk chocolate chips and heat for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. Holding the strawberries at the top by the stem, dip them into the chocolate.
Then place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Do this for a total of 8 of the strawberries (or as many as you’d like)
Repeat the above steps with the white chocolate chips. Add the sugar free sprinkles to the top of the white chocolate dipped strawberries.
Using the remaining white chocolate, drizzle some of it over the milk chocolate dipped strawberries.
Let the berries rest until the chocolate has set and then serve.
Are Strawberries Keto Friendly?
Yes, strawberries are generally considered to be keto-friendly. They are relatively low in carbs, with about 8 grams of net carbs per cup of sliced strawberries. And while that might seem high, a cup is a LOT!
However, it's still important to keep in mind that it's possible to eat too many carbs, even from keto-friendly foods, if you're trying to follow a ketogenic diet. It's a good idea to track your carb intake to ensure that you're staying within the recommended range for your personal nutrition goals.
How Many Carbs are in One Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberry?
One keto chocolate covered strawberry as made with this recipe have just 2 net carbs per strawberry. That makes this a very keto friendly treat! Watch out though, because they are so good you might find yourself wanting to eat them all!
This recipe makes 16 servings.
How Long Do These Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries Take to Make?
These keto Valentine’s Chocolate dipped strawberries take less than 25 minutes from start to finish. If once you have dipped the strawberries, you feel that the chocolate needs a little more time to set, you can put them in the fridge for a short time.
Tips for Making the Best Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberries
While it seems like this tasty treat would be delicious no matter what, here are some tips for making the best keto chocolate covered strawberries.
Be Picky About Your Berries
When choosing your strawberries, be sure to pick ripe strawberries that are bright red with minimal white spots. Also avoid any strawberries that have soft spots or discoloration as they will be mushy and not taste very good.
Rinse Your Strawberries
Be sure and rinse the strawberries very well before making your keto chocolate covered strawberries. Not only is this an important step for rinsing away any pesticides or residues, but it will also remove any dirt or leaves, etc that would affect the chocolate.
Thoroughly Dry Each Strawberry
If your strawberries have any added moisture, it will cause the chocolate to become lumpy and not set up correctly.
Do Not Microwave Longer than 30 Seconds
Do not, I repeat, do not walk away from your microwave during this step. It is imperative that you do not microwave your chocolate for longer than 30 seconds at a time. Chocolate burns very easily and becomes hardened when it is overheated.
How to Decorate Chocolate Covered Strawberries
In addition to the dipped chocolate, you can add toppings or decor to your sugar free chocolate covered strawberries. Keep in mind though that the toppings you choose may add to the net carb count of the strawberries. Here are some of my favorite toppings to add.
Great if you are a salty sweet fan!
Sugar Free Sprinkles
Sprinkles add a pop of color and are lots of fun.
You can add some protein to the mix by adding crushed peanuts or almonds.
Sugar Free Chocolate
Yes, I know they are already covered in chocolate, but who doesn’t want more chocolate, am I right? You can top them with drizzled sugar free white or milk chocolate for added look and taste.
How to Store Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Sugar free chocolate covered strawberries should be eaten the same day that they are made (strawberries break down too quickly for them to taste the same if they are stored for too long).
It’s best to keep them in an airtight container on the counter, although if it is too hot in your home, you can put them in the refrigerator to prevent the chocolate from melting.
Other Keto Strawberry Desserts
- 16 whole strawberries
- 1 cup keto milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup keto white chocolate chips
- Sugar free sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse and dry the strawberries completely.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the milk chocolate chips and heat for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
- Holding the strawberries at the top by the stem, dip them into the chocolate. Then place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Do this for a total of 8 of the strawberries (or as many as you’d like)
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the white chocolate chips.
- Add the sugar free sprinkles to the top of the white chocolate dipped strawberries.
- Using the remaining white chocolate, drizzle some of it over the milk chocolate dipped strawberries.
- Let the berries rest until the chocolate has set and then serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!