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Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Photo: Romulo Yanes
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield

Yield: 12 strawberries (serving size: 1 strawberry)

Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a crowd pleaser and are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. We use dark chocolate and pistachios here, which may help boost the health benefits even more.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (60% to 70%), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted roasted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 12 large strawberries, preferably long-stemmed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 87
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 26 mg
  • calcium 15 mg

How to Make It

  1. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let water boil or bowl touch water.) Cook, stirring occasionally, until chocolate has melted. Carefully remove bowl and let chocolate cool for 5 minutes. Place pistachios in a small bowl.

    Photo: Romulo Yanes
  2. One at a time, hold a strawberry by stem and dip into chocolate, coating about two-thirds; allow excess to drip off. Immediately dip into pistachios. Set strawberries in 1 layer on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.