Strawberry Chocolate Cream Bites:
This strawberry chocolate cream bites recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
Strawberry Chocolate Cream Bites
Yield 20 bites
- 1 cup of coconut butter
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 2 tbsps of Honest Keto Maple syrup
- 1 ½ cup of dark chocolate
- ¼ cup of organic coconut milk
Step #1: In a food processor or blender, mix the filling ingredients together very well.
Step #2: Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop small balls onto a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step #3: Stick it in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Step #4: Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate chips and the milk. OR make the coconut oil chocolate.
Step #5: Either dip the balls into the chocolate or use a spoon and drizzle the chocolate
Step #6: Stick the strawberry balls in the freezer to firm up for 30 to 60 minutes. Enjoy!
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses dessert or snack
Serving Size 1 bite
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g
Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
You can buy coconut butter or ‘manna’ at the store OR make it yourself simply by blending shredded coconut until creamy. I did this and you can see some of my shredded coconut still because I was impatient and did not blend all the way. Yours will look smooth and creamy if you use strait coconut butter.
I recommend warming the coconut butter jar in some hot water or in a pan with low heat so it becomes easy to scoop and blend.
You can make the chocolate two different ways:
- 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder (cocoa is fine)
- few drops of stevia (or maple or honey to taste 1-2 teaspoons usually)
- 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Place all ingredients in a small pan and stir on low until sauce forms.
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
To make the chocolate use a double boiler method. Fill a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
Dr Jockers Comments:
Chocolate covered strawberries, this is a classic Valentine’s day treat! With February being Heart Health month, you really couldn’t find three better foods for your cardiovascular system than chocolate, coconut and strawberries
Raw or minimally processed chocolate or cacao is rich in polyphenolic compounds such as epicatechin. These polyphenols have profound anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. Chocolate also has theobromine, which has a powerful cardiovascular stimulant that enhances vasodilation and oxygen delivery to various regions of the body. Theobromine has also been shown to stimulate the production of healthy HDL cholesterol.
Coconut is the best source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) that enhance fat burning and reduce inflammation in the body. These MCT’s have potent anti-microbial characteristics and help to improve capillary function in the body.
I would recommend if you are looking to reduce your sugar intake to try the recipe idea Megan gave with stevia and raw cacao powder or use the keto maple syrup I had in the recipe as that will be low carb and anti-inflammatory.