Chocolate Strawberry-Coconut Hearts

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With only a few real-food ingredients, this gluten, egg, dairy, and refined sugar-free Chocolate Covered Strawberry Coconut Hearts are one candy you won’t mind indulging in.

I think I might have a sweet tooth.

homemade chocolate for Valentine's Day

Taking a look at my recipe index clearly depicts the tendencies of someone (slightly) obsessed with anything chocolate.

But you might be surprised to learn that as much as I love sweets, I’m not much of a candy fan. Reason being: it’s usually full of a few ingredients that I don’t appreciate:

  • gobs of refined sugar (guaranteed to attack and compromise your immune system)
  • GMO corn and/or soy
  • flavors and colors produced in labs, not in nature

Thankfully for those of us with a sweet tooth, but who don’t want to wreck our immune systems, there are sweets like these easy and delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Coconut Hearts. They’re free of everything on my aforementioned list of no-nos and full of healthy sweetness!

Chocolate covered strawberry

Homemade Candy to the Rescue!

After going gluten-free, homemade candy became my go-to snack, replacing crackers and pretzels. My freezer is regularly stocked with Peanut Butter Chocolate Freezer Fudge, Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Truffles, or Chocolate Coconut Bars. And while snacking on candy might be an issue if you like M&Ms, I prefer to make my candies as healthy as possible, so that I can eat them guilt-free!

These beautiful little hearts are not only healthy enough for snacking, they’re sweet enough for nice dessert! With simple, easy-to-find ingredients, they’re not a chore to whip up either (another one of my candy requirements).

Even though I made them in super-cute little heart molds (found here) for a fun Valentines-y treat, they can just as easily be made into little balls. And they don’t have to be made with strawberry jam, either – any jam will do!

chocolate covered strawberry

Chocolate Covered Strawberry-Coconut Hearts

Chocolate covered strawberry
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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Coconut Hearts

Ingredients

  • Base
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. strawberry preserves I used Costco's organic
  • 2 T. chia seeds optional
  • 1 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • heart shaped candy molds optional
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 t. vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine base ingredients and press into candy molds or shape into balls.
  • Freeze until set.
  • Combine glaze ingredients over low heat until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Dip frozen Strawberry Coconut Hearts into melted chocolate mixture until covered.
  • Set on a plate and return to freezer to solidify.

 

Raia
Raia lives in the south with her husband/best-friend, five wonderfully crazy kids, six free-range chickens, and a gazillion mosquitoes. In between being a full time wife, mom, and homeschool teacher, she blogs over at RaiasRecipes.com, where she shares all her gluten-free and allergy-friendly food.
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  • linda spiker says:

    Beautiful and very romantic <3

  • Wow these are beautiful Raia! Such a fun treat for this time of year {or anytime … because, CHOCOLATE}. Pinned.

  • Oh man these sound really good – pinning!

  • Tash says:

    These would be perfect for me to help with sugar cravings/crashes! The fat from the coconut and the chia seeds paired with something naturally sweet is something I have always tried to add to my smoothies. It keeps me going for hours. These would be such an easy and delicious way to do that on the go! Thanks for sharing <3

  • Oh yummmmm!!! These look so good and like so much fun!

  • Renee Kohley says:

    Oh my gosh – I want THAT! Thank you for the great recipe!

  • A mouthful of deliciousness!

  • Dr. Karen L says:

    OMG! I looooove these! Such a great treat for Valentine’s Day! Great recipe Raia!

  • Sylvie says:

    What a great homemade gift idea for Valentine’s Day!

  • What a perfect V-Day treat! Love chocolate covered strawberries so these would be lovely!

  • Sarah says:

    these look so yummy! I love the combo of strawberry and coconut.

  • These look so yummy! I want like a thousand of them!

  • Jeanine says:

    How cute are these?!? Perfect for Valentine’s day!

  • Amanda says:

    What a fun Valentine’s Day treat!

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