Chocolate Filled Strawberries
These chocolate filled strawberries are an easy and delicious dessert fingerfood for special occasions.
- 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