Raw Food Recipe: Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 4 tablespoons cacao powder ($.80)
- 4 tablespoons coconut palm crystals sugar, powdered ($.80)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (or cacao butter), melted until liquid ($.40)
- 1 lb fresh strawberries ($3.00)
Wash and dry the strawberries well, leaving the leaves on the stem end intact. Don’t let them sit in water or they’ll soak it up and become mushy. Refrigerate to cool.
Mix together the cacao powder, powdered coconut palm crystals (or your choice of a dry and powdered sweetener), and coconut oil. Cacao butter works even better, if you have it.
Hold each strawberry by the stem end and dip into the hard chocolate shell mix. The chilled strawberry should start it hardening right away. Once mostly hardened, lay on a plastic wrap covered plate and keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.