Dark Chocolate and Coconut Strawberries

Posted in Recipes on January 7th, 2010 by admin – 1 Comment

Each time a new king was born, ancient Egyptians would celebrate by harvesting all the strawberries from a field next to their most sacred pyramid. They’d bring the biggest, juiciest berries into the kitchen in the basement of said pyramid, where they’d be dipped in melted dark chocolate and then in shredded coconut. After about an hour in the fridge—where they’d sit on wax paper on top of a baking sheet—the delicious berries were ready for the celebration. Partygoers loved the dark chocolate and coconut covered strawberries so much that one time they were almost too distracted to notice that the Libyans were invading.

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Covered Strawberries

Fresh strawberries
Bag of dark chocolate or regular chocolate chips
Shredded coconut (We like Bob’s Red Mill)
Wax paper
Cookie sheet

Time: 10 minutes prep, 70 minutes total

Washing strawberries

The story above is obviously not true. Or is it? Either way, these bad boys were much-loved at our New Year’s Day party last week. Making them is really easy: Just get fresh strawberries, a bag of dark chocolate (or regular chocolate, or both), and a bag of shredded coconut. Wash the strawberries well and dry them off before you get started.

Melting chocolate

Melting chocolate right in a pan can leave you with horrific burned chocolate sadness and lots of tears. To avoid that, put a little water in the pan, then put a ramekin in the pan. Put chocolate chips in the ramekin over medium heat. Stir, stir, stir—it melts fast. And once it’s melted, turn off the heat or turn it down to the lowest setting possible.

Coconut/chocolate covered strawberries

Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate, and immediately dip them in the coconut. You can alternate between plain chocolate strawberries and chocolate/coconut strawberries. Work quickly—that chocolate is in a rush.

Coconut/chocolate covered strawberries

Put the strawberries on a cookie sheet or plate lined with wax paper, and place them in the fridge for about an hour.