Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Covered Strawberries are little packages of chocolatey, sweet, and spicy treats for a delicious and healthy dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 8
Author Meme

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries I use Driscoll's
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds chopped, optional

Instructions

  • Wash strawberries, and dry well. Line a tray with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil for about 30 seconds in microwave or over low heat in a small saucepan, until melted. Stir in maple syrup. Stir in cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt. Do not over mix.
  • Dip strawberries into mixture, coating all sides. Place on the parchment paper lined plate, and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds if using. Repeat with remaining strawberries.
  • Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving to let chocolate harden. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for a chocolate that is not as spicy.
*One pint strawberries has about 16 strawberries. This recipe makes 8 servings for about 2 strawberries per serving.
*Nutrition Facts are calculated using pumpkin seeds and entire amount of chocolate {I had a little bit leftover after making these}