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Six chocolate filled strawberries displayed on a white plate.
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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Filled Strawberries

These chocolate filled strawberries are an easy and delicious dessert fingerfood for special occasions.
Prep Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, plant based, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 9
Calories: 63kcal


  • 18 strawberries
  • 1 cup dates
  • Boiling water (for soaking the dates)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the chocolate filling:

  • Place the dates in a bowl and pour enough boiling water over them to cover the dates completely.
  • Let the dates soak in the boiling water for 20 minutes (you can prepare the strawberries while the dates are soaking).
  • Drain the dates and discard the water.
  • Add the soaked dates, cocoa powder, 4 tablespoons of cold water, pinch of salt, and vanilla extract to a food processor or blender and process/blend until smooth.

Preparing the strawberries:

  • Cut a slice off the leaf side of each strawberry, creating a flat surface so the strawberries can stay upright (see the picture in the blog post above).
  • Cut the tips off of each strawberry, then use a paring knife to hollow them out (see the picture in the post above).

Assembling the chocolate filled strawberries:

  • Fill a piping bag with the chocolate filling (alternatively you can use a plastic freezer bag and cut one corner off to create a makeshift piping bag).
  • Fill each strawberry with the chocolate filling.
  • Store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  • Makes 18 chocolate filled strawberries.


  • These can be assembled up to 12 hours in advance, but you can prepare the chocolate filling a day or two in advance.
  • Store in the fridge until you're ready to serve.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg