Frozen Strawberry Bites

I had so much fun making Frozen Banana Bites (inspired by my lovely mother-in-law, Diane) and because I live by the motto, “more is better” I decided to try a different approach to freezing chocolate around chunks of fruit. We need to get our fruit in each day, right?

And thanks to a give-away on Mardi’s site, Eat Live Travel Write, I won an entire flat of strawberries from the California Giant Berry Farms. Translation? A nice stash of freshly sliced and frozen strawberries…ready for a chocolate bath!

Chocolate covered forzen strawberry bites are perfect for a summer day snack.

One of the best benefits of sharing recipes on my site is every now and then I have a recipe like this one that requires a photo with a bite taken. How else can I show you the goodies inside?

Frozen Strawberry Bites by Namely Marly

I don’t know why, but this shot required that I take oodles of nibbles from a lot of Frozen Strawberry Bites. You know what they say, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!

Chocolate covered frozen strawberry bits make a perfect light snack for summer dieting.

Look, I’m in the same boat as most everyone else. The terrifying thought of swimsuit season is looming too closely in the near future. I’m taking the necessary steps to get ready (goodbye potato chips, hello elliptical machine!).

But being healthy doesn’t mean living a life of deprivation. Imagine this: a bit of fruit covered in dark chocolate and frozen so there’s a crisp crunch when you bite into it. It’s so fulfilling, you’ll find yourself satisfied with just one. Well, make that two because you know what I say? More is better!

Frozen Strawberry Bites

  • 2 or 3 strawberries, (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Slice and chop the strawberries into small bite-size chunks.

Place your chocolate in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. I tried a few approaches (dipping the strawberry chunk in the chocolate, etc,) but what I found to work best was to place a dollop of melted chocolate on a sheet of waxed paper, place a piece of chopped strawberry on top and add a little bit of melted chocolate on top of the strawberry bit. Use your spoon or knife to spread the chocolate in order to thoroughly cover the strawberry. Continue this process until you’re out of chocolate. Slide a tray underneath that sheet of waxed paper (unless you can be smarter than me and think to do that ahead of time) and place the tray in the fridge to allow the chocolate to set. Then place in a container in the freezer. Next, pretend you’re a person of leisure who can enjoy bite-size pieces of chocolate dipped strawberries at will.

Chocolate has a way of setting so beautifully on the tray. These Frozen Strawberry Bites will look and taste delicious enough to serve to guests, but I suggest keeping most of them for yourself!

Posted 3 years ago by Marly on Friday, June 10th, 2011 · Permalink

18 Responses to Frozen Strawberry Bites

  1. YUM…I will be trying!

  2. Yum! Strawberries are up in my garden so I’ll have to try it.
    Jason

  3. I love these, they’re one of my favorite chocolate store treats…

  4. Oh these sound just about perfect right now…it has gotten so warm here in Austin! I love how simple these are…and how they can satisfy even the strongest of sweet tooth’s. Thank you for sharing such an inspired treat. I hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Love from Austin!

  5. WOW! So simple yet so delicious. I have to make these!

  6. Both strawberry and chocolate are my favorite. Love this!

    • I feel like Bubba (from Forrest Gump) when it comes to chocolate. I like chocolate and strawberries, chocolate and bananas, chocolate and raspberries….

  7. If someone is looking for a RAW version of this recipe, they should use raw cacao powder, coconut oil and whatever raw sweetener they prefer. And then freeze them. Yummy and raw!

  8. YUM!!! and gorgeous shots…definitely inspiration to make a batch!

  9. Swimsuit season doesn’t bother me at all, in fact I find my wee pot belly acts as a float in the water!! Pass the strawberry bites mmm.

  10. Tammy Lane

    I have always been a little nervous about freezing chocolate. How does it work out?

    • I’ve never had a problem freezing chocolate that has been melted. It makes a nice, crispy coating over those strawberries. Yumm!

  11. I am definitely all over this one especially with a bowl of whipped cream for dunking – mmm…yummeee!

  12. Marly, these look awesome! Please link up any 3 of your fab desserts to our Get Grillin’ event this week :)

  13. Came across your site on stumbler and was worth it just to see a whole new approach to fruit and chocolate. If they taste half as good as they look they are winners. Do you mind me asking what camera did you use to take your photos because they are really wonderful.

    • Thanks, Tom! You are so kind. I appreciate your feedback. I use a Nikon D300 for my photos. I talk about my photography on my Namely Marly About Page. I love to keep these treats in the freezer because I really crave something sweet after meal and if I can grab one (or two) of these I’m usually fine…and while still keeping it healthy.

  14. Ooo.. Chocolate and strawberry mixed together.. what a lovely mixture. I have a the Nikon Camera too, it is clearly a good camera indeed, as I have used it on a number of occasions. Keep the great posts coming.

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