Looking for a quick, simple solution for something tasty for Valentine's Day?
There's nothing like chocolate and strawberries to enjoy with your loved one. But chocolate is often laden with sugar and fat, making it heavy on calories and unhealthy. Here's a dairy-free alternative to enjoy, which has good fats from the coconut oil, yet is still tasting with the cocoa powder and added syrup.
2 Tbsp. of virgin coconut oil
1 Tbsp. of cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. of maple syrup
1 cup strawberries
Melt the coconut oil and whisk in the cocoa powder. Cocoa powder blends beautifully in melted coconut oil. Then whisk in the maple syrup. Dip strawberries in the chocolate syrup and put on a cookie sheet to allow syrup to harden. Coconut oil melts at 25 0 Celsius, yet is solid at room temperature.
You may also wish to add crushed nuts as another choice to dip the strawberries into, after dipping into the chocolate syrup.