A step-by-step guide to creating homemade keto chocolate-covered strawberries that are beautiful, tasty, and only 2.7 grams of net carbs per serving. A delicious holiday treats for chocolate lovers.
It’s such an easy treat to make for a quick sweet snack or holiday dessert. There is nothing difficult about making these chocolate strawberries, but there are a few steps and tips to make them perfect.
For a different perspective, watch my story: making Keto Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.
On a keto diet, we count carbs per serving. So, if you want to make sure that the nutrition panel below is accurate, weigh your strawberries! I am using medium-sized strawberries, 35 grams/1.23 oz each.
A large strawberry can weigh up to 45 grams, and even if it’s a low-carb keto-friendly fruit, even a small difference ups the carbs per serving quickly.
If your strawberries are larger than mine, you won’t have enough melted chocolate to cover them all.
So weigh the strawberries first and aim for 30-35 grams, not more.
Of course, washing fruits is essential even if you are buying organic strawberries. However, water and melted chocolate are not friends, so you must pat dry the strawberries very well!
If your strawberries are wet, the chocolate won’t set on them, and also, it will ruin the shiny aspect of the melted chocolate. So use absorbent paper and pat dry each strawberry carefully one by one.
You will place each chocolate-dipped strawberries onto a lined baking sheet or plate. Then, you must place the baking sheet in the freezer to quickly set the chocolate shell.
So it is important that first, you make sure that your baking sheet is not too big to go in your freezer. Otherwise, use a plate or chopping board. Any flat hard surface will do.
There are three options to melt the sugar-free chocolate chips. Whether you choose to use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips, both ways work well.
First, prick the center of the strawberry stem with a wooden toothpick, or a small fork. Then, dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate and rotate to cover all the sides.
Finally, lift out the strawberry and wait a few seconds for the extra chocolate to fall back to the bowl. Place the dark-chocolate-covered strawberry onto the lined baking sheet.
Repeat step 5 until all the strawberries are covered with chocolate and leave a 1-thumb space between each strawberry.
In fact, the melted chocolate will keep running down onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, so enough space prevents the strawberries from sticking to each other.
This is totally optional and will add up a few carbs but almost nothing – about 0.3 grams per strawberry, if you use a sprinkle of:
Another option consists of decorating the strawberries with melted white chocolate chips. To do so, first follow step 8, then drizzle melted white chocolate onto the hard dark chocolate shell and pop back into the freezer to set the added white chocolate.
Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the chocolate shell is hard and set.
You can also place them in the fridge, but the shell sets slowly. It takes about 30 minutes, and more chocolate runs down to the strawberries, so I prefer the freezer method for a thicker chocolate shell.
There are plenty of sugar-free chocolate chips available at the grocery store, but not all are keto-friendly! Watch out for bad sweeteners like maltitol that can take you out of ketosis!
Always look for keto-friendly sweeteners in the ingredient list, including stevia, erythritol, or Monk fruit. My favorite brands are Choc Zero or Lilly’s sweet.
I don’t recommend this option. Homemade keto chocolate made of cocoa powder and coconut is good but very runny and doesn’t set well onto the strawberries. It wouldn’t create a thick shell, as seen in the pictures.
These are gluten-free and perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas dessert. Nobody will be able to tell that they are sugar-free chocolate-covered strawberries. Below I listed a few more keto chocolate snacks ready in less than 15 minutes to pair with these strawberries:
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