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Hi! Welcome to Food Allergy P.I. Where you will find all things FOOD, FAMILY & FUN! Im Lisa, the food allergy mom behind the scenes. I’m a homeschooler and blogger living with my husband, 5 children, and 9 chickens in Gilbert, Arizona. Food Allergy P.I. is a blog that follows my love for food, family & fun! Creating allergy friendly recipes, finding and trying new products, health, beauty, home education, parenting, DIY, and all things Disney! I’m on a mission to be safe, have fun & bring awareness to food allergies. Remember friends – don’t hesitate, investigate!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ingredients
Yes, this recipe only requires 2 simple ingredients. Heres what you need:
- Strawberries: Its best to get your hands on large, fresh strawberries that are perfectly ripe. Make sure the color is a vibrant deep red with less whites on top. These are signs theyll be more sweet and flavorful.
- Chocolate: Semi-sweet to dark chocolate pairs well with the sweetness from the strawberry. But milk chocolate and white chocolate also works too. As for melting, you can use chocolate chips, chocolate bars, or chocolate melts.
How To Serve & Store
Serve pink chocolate covered strawberries once they have chilled. The coating will be hardened.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
Do not freeze.
These pink chocolate covered strawberries are so fun! Consider making them even more fun.
Use another color food dye
Add sprinkles on top
Drizzle regular chocolate on top
Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top
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Top 10 Gluten Free Gift Baskets
If youre feeling overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the perfect gluten free gift basket, dont worry. Weve gathered up ten delicious gluten free gift baskets your loved one is sure to enjoy.
This bright and fresh arrangement is packed with fresh pineapple daisies, grapes, melon, chocolate covered strawberries, and so much more. Plus, its completely gluten free, so you can rest assured that your loved one can enjoy it.
This beautiful fruit bouquet is packed to the brim with strawberries and pineapple daisies. Plus, it all comes in a white keepsake container speckled with gold dots.
This gift basket is packed with all sorts of gluten free goodies, such as cherry hard candies, chocolate chip cookies, trail mix, preserves, crackers, and so much more. Its the perfect gift for that special someone with wheat allergies.
This tin is filled to the brim with a generous selection of craft baked treats and special confections, such as gluten free chocolate chip cookies, gluten free ginger cookies, gluten free brownies, and so much more. Just be sure to choose the gluten free option at checkout.
If your loved one is just starting out on her gluten free journey, this starter kit from Thrive is the perfect pick. Its full of fun and exciting treats that are all gluten free compliant. Shes sure to find a few new favorite snacks in this kit.
Shari Berries Ambiguity & Potential Cross
Sharis Berries website does not provide a listing of ingredients within the products. Due to some of the chocolate-covered strawberries containing additional toppings that are not gluten-free, a high risk of cross-contamination is possible.
We highly recommend contacting the company if you have any allergies to verify any cross-contamination risk.
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How To Make Strawberry Compote
Strawberry compote is a delicious component in this cake my husbands favorite part! Its perfectly sweet and elevates this cake to the next level. It only takes a few minutes to make and is soooo worth it!
A good time to make the strawberry compote is when the cake is in the oven baking. This will give it plenty of time to cool while the cake bakes and cools itself.
My husband loves this strawberry compote so much he wishes there was twice as much! If you love strawberry compote with your chocolate cake then consider making a little extra!
Gluten And Dairy Free Life
My Yummy and Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries are so easy to make that you will wonder why you dont make them more often. Its hard to get our family to eat fruit more often so this makes it just a little easier.
They are perfect for Valentines Day or any special occasion. They are so easy that your kids can even make them!
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How To Choose A Gluten Free Gift Basket
When choosing a gluten free gift basket, youll want to thoroughly inspect each item in the basket to make sure its free of gluten. Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats, so youll want to strictly avoid these ingredients. Fresh fruit is a great choice, as well as nuts, popcorn, beef jerky, and chocolate. Or, choose cookies, cakes, brownies, or crackers made with gluten free flour.
Typically, when it comes to products that are typically laden in gluten, like baked goods, the fact that a product is gluten free will be indicated on the package. If youre a little out of your element when choosing gluten free products, you can always opt for a non-food gift basket instead, such as a spa basket thats filled to the brim with pampering goodies and soaps. However, if you can, its a great idea to try to stick to a food gift. Your loved one will enjoy the fact that you took her dietary restrictions into consideration and chose a basket full of tasty treats she can enjoy.
More Gluten + Dairy Free Dessert Ideas
- heart peanut butter blossom cookies youll find yourself easily addicted to these adorable and festive cookies. Theyre a Valentines must.
- dessert charcuterie board filled with all your favorite desserts and dipping sauces all gluten and dairy free
- oreo dipped valentines that are easy and quick to make. These are allergen friendly and perfect for your childs classroom party
In the end this is one dessert you will always look forward to and yet wont be able to get enough of. Honestly, its always a sad moment when the last chocolate dipped strawberry is consumed. Of course thats why my family is creating more traditions. So make these a family traditionevery Valentines and Mothers Day like us.
Likewise lets connect on Instagram, Facebook, and . After all youll want to see my latest gluten and dairy free recipes and new product announcements.
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Eat well and feel well,
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What Are Sharis Berries
Shari Fitzpatrick, also known as an author, speaker, and creative business innovator, is the founder of Sharis Berries. As a little girl, Sharis father would plant her a strawberry patch each summer, and that sparked her love for strawberries. Shari took her passion and hobby to work creating chocolate-covered strawberries and started her business in 1989.
Today, Sharis Berries are exclusively available online only and shipped nationwide. The website also offers berry subscriptions where you can subscribe and receive delicious berries each month.
Are Sharis Berries Healthy
Sharis Berries are not the healthiest snack option but can be enjoyed in moderation. This delicious chocolate-covered strawberry contains up to 20 grams of sugar per berry in some flavors. If you are going to get any, we recommend choosing dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate has some added health benefits, such as being full of antioxidants, helping produce the feel-good hormone serotonin, and increasing blood flow to the brain.
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Should You Add Oil To The Chocolate
While this step is completely optional, oil can be added to the chocolate mixture. Oil is mixed with the chocolate to help soften the outer shell ever so slightly. So when you bite into it, the shell doesnt crumble apart completely.
If you decide to go with this step, just add a tablespoon of coconut oil .
Faq + Tips And Tricks For The Best Chocolate
HOW TO MAKE DAIRY-FREE, VEGAN + PALEO CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES. The ingredients list is REALLY simple for this recipe, so the only thing you need to double check is your chocolate chips. Use chocolate that fits your dietary needs. Some of our favorite brands include:
MAKE SURE THE STRAWBERRIES ARE TOTALLY DRY BEFORE YOU START! You really do need to dry the strawberries well before trying to dip them in chocolate. Chocolate wont stick well to wet berries, and any water on the berries can cause the chocolate to seize and go grainy. A paper towel or super-clean kitchen towel will do the job!
HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES STAY FRESH? Chocolate-covered strawberries are best eaten within 1-2 days. The chocolate creates a sort of seal, which traps moisture under the chocolate, so theyll start to soften and condense fairly quickly. Sometimes, thell last up to 3 days, but usually 1-2 days is best.
WHATS THE BEST WAY TO STORE CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES? I store my chocolate-covered strawberries in a single layer in an airtight container in the refrigerator. A paper towel on the bottom of the container will help absorb extra moisture.
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Yummy And Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Wash and dry the strawberries. If you dont dry them completely they will cause the chocolate to seize up.
Add your chocolate chips to a glass bowl and melt in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between every 15 seconds until melted.
Roll the strawberries in the chocolate. Place them on a piece of parchment paper and refrigerate until the chocolate is firm.
Why Youll Love This Recipe
- These pink chocolate covered strawberries are so quick and easy.
- This recipe is made with only 4 ingredients.
- They are great for Valentines Day, holidays and birthdays.
- Change the color of the food coloring to make any color covered strawberries!
- This recipe is gluten free, nut free, and can be easily made Vegan and dairy free.
- Check out these Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries for another fun idea.
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Chocolate Brands I Recommend
- Pascha Chocolate is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan. I love the both the 55% and 65% chocolate chips. They also make white chocolate.
- Hu Chocolate is organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan and paleo friendly . But its slightly more bitter at 70%.
- Lilys Chocolate is gluten-free, dairy-free and fair-trade certified. It does contain soy lecithin but its sweetened with stevia and erythritol, so its keto friendly.
Tips For Making The Best Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberries
You can make these strawberries 24-48 hours in advanced. Simply leave the chocolate covered strawberries in the fridge in an airtight container until you are ready to enjoy them.
Make the chocolate covered strawberries at least 2-3 hours before you are ready to enjoy them. This gives the chocolate time to harden.
Feel free to use any toppings you like! You can also make plain chocolate covered strawberries and dip them in melted brie, whipped cream, caramel sauce, whatever you like!
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How To Make Chocolate
*Want to use a double-boiler instead of the microwave? Warm your chocolate like this:
Make These Ahead Of Time
Ideally, chocolate covered strawberries taste the best the day you make them. But if youre on a time crunch, you can make these a day in advance. Just store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Once theyre dipped and the chocolate is dry, place them in a single layer on top of paper towel to wick away moisture.
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How To Assemble This Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cake
Before assembling this cake youll want to completely cool the two chocolate cake layers and the strawberry compote. If you dont completely cool them first the coconut whipped cream will melt upon assembling.
Tender layers of vegan gluten free chocolate cake filled with a sweet strawberry compote and piles and piles of dairy-free whipped cream. All drizzled with vegan chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate covered strawberries.
- 1 1/2cups gluten free all purpose flour
- 1/2cup oat flour
- 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 6 tbsp water
- 1/3cup oil of choice
- 1/2cup plant milk
- 1cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/4cup canned coconut cream