Spicy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries


Indulge in a daring twist on a classic treat with our Spicy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. These delectable berries are dipped in luscious dark chocolate infused with a hint of spicy chili, creating a perfect balance of sweet, rich, and heat. Each strawberry offers a delightful contrast of flavors, making them an exquisite choice for a unique dessert or a special gift.

Spicy Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Setting Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 12 strawberries
  • Serving Size: 1 strawberry

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g


  • Large strawberries (12 pieces), washed and dried
  • Dark chocolate (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • Chili powder (3 g / 0.1 oz)
  • Coconut oil (5 ml / 0.2 fl oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Melt Chocolate: In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate with coconut oil.
  2. Add Spice: Once melted, stir in the chili powder.
  3. Dip Strawberries: Holding the strawberries by the stems, dip each one into the chocolate, ensuring an even coating.
  4. Set: Place the dipped strawberries on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Chill: Refrigerate the strawberries until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Chocolate Quality: Use high-quality dark chocolate for the best flavor.
  • Chili Variation: Adjust the amount of chili powder to control the heat level.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve chilled for a firm chocolate shell.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use milk chocolate instead?

Yes, but it will result in a sweeter and less intense flavor.

How long can I store them?

Store in the refrigerator and consume within 2 days for best quality.

Can I add other spices?

Absolutely, cinnamon or cayenne pepper also work well.