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, but they’re also sweet enough for a 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

Healthy and sweet all at once!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Freezing time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy chocolate
Servings: 24 candies
Calories: 85kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam I used Costco's organic
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds optional
  • 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened

Chocolate Glaze

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine base ingredients and press into candy molds (heart shapes are cute) or shape into balls.
  • Freeze until set, about one hour.
  • 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 for 15 minutes to solidify.

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.8% | Calcium: 0.9% | Iron: 1.8%

 

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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28 Comments

  1. linda spiker

    Beautiful and very romantic <3

    • Raia

      Thanks, Linda. 😉

  2. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

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

    • Raia

      Haha! Exactly. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and pinning, Emily. 🙂

    • Raia

      Thank you, Tina! 🙂

  3. Tash

    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

    • Raia

      Thanks, Tash! I’m glad to share. I always love finding/coming up with nutritious and delicious treats. 🙂

  4. Megan Stevens

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

    • Raia

      Thanks Megan! They are fun to make, and even more fun to eat! 😉

  5. Renee Kohley

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

    • Raia

      Haha! You’re very welcome, Renee. 😉

    • Raia

      Haha! Definitely, Anna! 😉

  6. Dr. Karen L

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

    • Raia

      Thanks, so much Karen!

  7. Sylvie

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

    • Raia

      Thank you, Sylvie. 😉

  8. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

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

    • Raia

      Thanks, Rebecca! 🙂

  9. Sarah

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

    • Raia

      Thanks, Sarah! It is a delicious combo! 😉

    • Raia

      Haha! You should, Elle! They’re easy enough. 😉

  10. Jeanine

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

    • Raia

      Aw, thanks, Jeanine! 🙂

  11. Amanda

    What a fun Valentine’s Day treat!

    • Raia

      Thank you, Amanda!

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