It is always the saddest feeling when you bite into the first strawberry of a big box and taste…nothing. No flavor. No sweetness. Nada. Those deceptively vibrant berries lured you in (likely when they’re not in season) and now you’re left with a whole box. PLEASE do not throw them out. There is always a way to make them worthwhile. One of my favorite ways to turn a dull berry into a delicious berry is chocolate.
Now, of course you can melt some dark chocolate and dip away, but that gets messy and requires a microwave. I love to make my own chocolate dip and you only need a few ingredients!
-3 tbsp cocoa powder (Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder will change your life)
-3 packets stevia, or sweetener of choice
-1 tsp coconut oil (I recommend Artisana Organics)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well
- Add in 1 tbsp of hot water and stir, repeat and add additional tablespoons of water until the consistency is thick and dip-like. I usually use 3-4 tbsp of water.
- Dip your woebegone strawberries in your delicious, rich chocolate dip and enjoy!