Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Scratch!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 15, 2012

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Just in the nick of time, I ended up thinking of a few things to make for my get together on Saturday. I worked hard all afternoon and of course made a complete disaster of the place. Is it ever possible not to make a disaster just before hosting a party? Don’t think so. Not to mention the mirror backsplash in this kitchen seems to double the mess. I need a kitchen sign that reads: Objects in mirror are less messy than they appear…I swear!

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Sadly, the incredible one-bite pizzas weren’t one of my ideas on Saturday, but they will be making a comeback for future get togethers, this I know.

I’ve been dying to make chocolate covered strawberries from scratch for a while now. I made traditional ones on our second wedding anniversary in 2010 using melted chocolate chips and a touch of coconut oil, but this time I made them without chocolate chips. You can check out this anniversary post for a wedding recap and a couple recipes – “love butter” strawberry muffins and the original chocolate covered strawberries!

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with homemade chocolate. I’ve made recipes using cocoa butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, raw cacao powder, vanilla, natural sugars, and nut butter, using all kinds of variations and methods. I have this habit of testing out a million and one variations before I am happy with these types of recipes. I annoy myself so much, but the outcome is usually worth it!

When the chocolate ingredients are heated together, it creates a rich chocolate sauce that you can pour on just about anything. Or you can dip strawberries into it which is what I’ve done here. Instantly, you have yourself a classy party food, with barely any effort at all.

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It gets better! When the chocolate sauce is chilled in the fridge it firms up, but not too firm. The chocolate doesn’t get super hard and break off the strawberry like with regular chocolate covered strawberries; it remains bendy and easy to bite into! Always an unexpected bonus. My friends commented that these were the best chocolate covered strawberries they’ve had and loved that the chocolate wasn’t really hard.  I like to call it “bendy chocolate”. :) You could also use this on sliced bananas too.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries From Scratch

Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (no subs)
  • 1 tbsp all-natural nut butter (I used cashew butter)*
  • 1/4 scant tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, to garnish
  • Optional pink glaze: 1/2 cup icing (confectioner’s) sugar, 1 large strawberry, 1/2-1 tbsp strawberry jam, processed in a mini blender (makes enough to glaze about 8-10)

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat the strawberries dry. Set aside.
  2. In a small pot, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, nut butter, and cocoa powder over low to medium heat. Whisk for a couple minutes until all the coconut oil is melted and remove from heat.
  3. Dip strawberries into the chocolate mixture, coating most of the strawberry. Place onto a plate lined with parchment paper or on a wire rack. Repeat for the rest and sprinkle with coconut. Chill in the fridge to set.
  4. If making the pink frosting: with a mini food processor, combine the icing sugar, strawberry, and jam until smooth. You may need to add a bit more icing sugar depending on the consistency of your jam. If you don’t have a mini processor I suggest not using the whole strawberry and just mixing in a bit more jam into the icing sugar until the right consistency is achieved.
  5. Spoon the frosting into a baggie and snip off the end. Pipe frosting onto the strawberries and place back in the fridge until firm.

Here I am guarding my strawberries with my life!

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In other news, today is my 29th birthday! Well, tomorrow if you are reading this Tuesday night. As my family jokingly tells me – it’s my first of very many 29th birthdays. hah. Time goes by faster every year I tell you..it’s a bit scary. I feel so blessed to be alive and healthy, even if it’s something I sometimes take for granted in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

It’s hard to believe that 29 years ago, I was just a wee baby with no idea of what my life would hold!

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Word to my loving mama and big sis.

Well, my partner in crime is treating me to a fun-filled birthday, so I’ll be back with the recap soon!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life May 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Yay first comment! And I loveeee choc-covered strawberries. I am lazy and just melt dark choc but I like the sound of yours way better!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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Lia May 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Yay! Happy Birthday! Your life has made so many of ours even more wonderful! Hope the recipe suggestions on Fbook helped and didn’t just make you indecisive! There were quite a lot of yummy things on there! Hope you have a good time!

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Willow May 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Happy Birthday! Those strawberries sound great – what a great idea for a party! I love dunking fruit in chocolate, but never thought to make my own.

Hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!! :D

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Suzie May 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

MMM those look devine! Thanks for going to so much trouble and sharing this recipe with us, well along with all you others– they are fantastic!!! Happy belated Birthday, may this year be filled many blessings!

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Katrina May 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

So fun! Love this idea!

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Christine (The Brighter Side of Life) May 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Yummmmmm! These look amazing. And I love the thought of making my own chocolate! Have a wonderful birthday. I hope you spend it with the people you love! :)

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Michaela May 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Happy happy happy birthday, Angela! I hope you have a very good one.

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Beks May 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Heather May 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great day tomorrow. Those chocolate strawberries look amazing!

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Kristin May 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Those strawberries look amazing!

Are you going to give us the recipe for those cupcakes?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Sure, I will try to do this in my bday recap :)

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Jen @ Passport to Bliss May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! Thank you for bringing us joy through your blog. 29 is a great age, but trust me, 30’s are soooo much better! (But you can be 29 as many times as you want…I know I was!) Have a great day!
Jen

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I`ve heard that from many people! The twenties are a time of self discovery I think…maybe the 30`s are just enjoying oneself more.

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Jess May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Those look amazing. I would love to see some recipes using the cacao butter!! I don’t really know where to start with the bag I have :S

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[email protected] May 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’m so excited that I have all of those ingredients, and we’re growing strawberries in our garden!

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Sara May 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Happy, happy birthday. You are such an inspiration to me on a daily basis and I love your blog and all that you do. <3

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Heidi @ Food Doodles May 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Oooh, so pretty! I’ve always wanted to make chocolate “from scratch” like this, but I always figured it would be too much work. Can’t wait to try this on strawberries and some other fruit. Yummy!
Happy birthday!

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Vegyogini May 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Happy almost birthday, fellow Taurus!

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Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats May 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela! You’re truly an inspiration.

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Emily May 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

HAPPY (almost…) BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy it and celebrate you!!!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 15, 2012 at 6:53 pm

yesterday was our 11th wedding anniversary and yes…time is just flying! Happy 21st :) bday to you!

And your kitchen…now THAT is the kitchen of someone who actually cooks in it and uses every inch to it’s fullest potential. LOVE those pics!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

yes it`s well used ;)

Happy 11th anniversary Averie!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

nothin’ wrong with a little bendy chocolate ;)

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Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife May 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Happy Birthdayyyy! Those strawberries look delicious.

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Ashley Dodge May 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Those look amazing, Angela! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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Sarah (appifanie) May 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Those look so yummy and Happy Birthday!

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Sharon May 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela:)

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Char @ www.charskitchen.ca May 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela!! Enjoy your get-together & chocolate covered strawberries :D your kitchen looks like mine when I bake, haha.

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Cady May 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday!

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Blog is the New Black May 15, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Happy birthday!

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen May 15, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Happy birthday! (tomorrow) :) Last year when I turned 29, my mom took a picture of me blowing out birthday candles and labeled it “29 forever” So true. I refuse to believe (or admit) I’m a month into being 30 already. Haha

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

that`s cute :) You just gotta tell yourself that someday 30 will seem very young…it`s all perspective.

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Michelle @ Esculent Dreams May 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Happy Birthday!!!! I love the idea for making chocolate from scratch :)

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Emily Malone May 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Happy Birthday, friend! That mirrored backsplash would drive me insaaaaaaaane. Chocolate looks delicious!! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm

hah yea it drives me pretty crazy, especially because it never stays clean!

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[email protected] May 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :D I hope you hav a fab day!!

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olya May 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Happy birthday!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

yum! you can’t go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries! i’ve never even THOUGHT of making them from scratch… i need to do that! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! enjoy your special day. :)

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Kate (Peacocks & Moonshine) May 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm

These sound amazing!

Your blog is a breath of fresh air-so warm and welcoming. I’ve recently returned to my vegan lifestyle and your blog was one of the first places I went.

I’ve been experimenting with chocolate recipes myself and although I love all the variations, I have yet to find the perfect blend. Your recipe looks like perfection and I’m off to the kitchen to find out :)

Thank you for this amazing recipe and happy birthday-

xo

Kate

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Thank you Kate! I hope you enjoy it.

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Andrea May 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Happy Birthday!

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KellyB May 15, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hi
Happy Birthday! My birthday is the 16th too! However I am in my fabulous 40’s.
Here’s a secret- once you are out of your 30’s, 29 doesn’t have the same appeal anymore.
There is truth to the saying “you get wiser with age” and you will appreciate having that wisdom!
Happy Birthday and keep those chocolate recipes coming.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Love that! Thanks for sharing. :) Happy Birthday to you to Kelly!

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KellyB May 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Hi again,
Forgot to mention: your mom looks amazing for just having a baby and you look just like your mom.

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bitt of raw May 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Happy Birthday! It’s my husband’s birthday too. You are in good company, and so is he. He would like a chocolate covered strawberry please. :-)

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Erin @ The Grass Skirt May 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela! The strawberries look delicious- and pretty. :)

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Mary May 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Happy birthday! The yellow tail and the strawberries both look great – enjoy!

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Lou May 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I wish you a happy birthday, 1 day too late. What an exquisite dessert these strawberries (and other fruits) dipped in chocolate. I keep that recipe in mind for future invitation. Excuse the mistakes I could make, I’m french speaking from Québec.

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Kristina May 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

happiest of birthdays, Angela! hope this year is a fantastic one!

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Ariel Scheirer May 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Do you ever take a bad photo? Seriously, you look amazing in all your photos. Maybe you get it from your Mom. There she is, a day or so after birth I take it, and looking radiant. Maybe it’s the smile.

And, for what it’s worth, I found 29 better than 28, and 30 better than 29, and — well, you get the picture. It just gets better!!! Happy Birthday!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm

hah yes, but thank you! I agree my mom does look great after childbirth…what`s her secret… Maybe she will share. ;)

So many people say it gets better each year which is fun to think about. I would have to agree its a gradual upward swing, give or take some `hard`years or common ups and downs in life.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Thanks everyone for all your birthday wishes!

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Keri May 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Happy birthday! I just had my 4th 29th birthday. My how time flies. Next year I will celebrate with chocolate covered strawberries and wine. Or maybe I’ll have to celebrate my birthday again at the end of the month. These look fantastic!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:40 am

heheh happy 4th! ;)

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Spencer May 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm

What an awesome recipe! I would so love to try some of them. They look so good!

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Tracy @ Commit to Fit May 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 15, 2012 at 9:28 pm

happy birthday lovely lady!

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Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way May 15, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Happy birthday!!! Those chocolate covered strawberries look awesome! That takes me back to my wedding shower a few years ago…I absolutely love chocolate and fruit together!!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Happiest of birthdays to you! I turn 29 this year too. Doesn’t it blow your mind to think you’re almost 30!? i feel like I’m still 20! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:39 am

Yes it does…and I expect I will feel the same way when I turn 30, 40, 50 etc. Its a good thing to feel younger than you are though!

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Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles May 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela!

Gorgeous looking strawberries – yum!

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Taylor May 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Happy birthday! I bet raspberry jam would be good too for the pink glaze! now i have a new craving for the evening.

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Shana May 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Happy Birthday! Those look amazing! Pinning. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

Thanks for the Pin Shana :)

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Robyn May 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Happy Birthday to you,,,hope it’s an awesome year for you! And what a great recipe,,,But those pictures,,,are absolutely gorgeous!!

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Robyn May 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Oh yeah,,,and I love your new header too…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

Thanks Robyn!

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Georgina May 15, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Happy birthday Angela! You and your recipes just get better and better! :D

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Celina May 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Happy birthday, Angela! It’s my mom’s birthday, too :) Enjoy your day! (By the way I’m a HUGE fan of your blog – I love all your recipes!)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

Thank you :) Happy bday to your mom!

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Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours May 15, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Happy birthday fabulous lady!

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Heather W May 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm

These look delish! Along with everything else you make! *Drool*

Are you originally from Moncton NB? That’s where I live!

Actually…I don’t even know where you live now to be honest lol.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:37 am

hah yea I was born there and lived there for a good part of my life (Riverview actually!). I’m in Oakville Ontario now.

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Jessica @ Chockohlawtay May 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Happy 29th Birthday!! You are so young and look like it too. I’m sure people say this all the time, but you really do “glow” … I guess I should drink more green monsters too ;)
Hope you had a good bday!
-Jess

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Mélanie May 15, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Happy birthday, Angela!
I discovered your blog a few days ago and have already made about half a dozen of your recipes. They all turned out delicious and I wanted to thank you for sharing them (I think my favorite so far is the crazy woman chocolate blender pudding. A hit! And the VOO with banana soft serve… mmm there are no words).
I’m from France and being a vegan with a sweet tooth there is hard, with delicious pastries loaded with butter available at every corner! Your recipes are a huge help and inspiration for me, thanks so much!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:36 am

Its a pleasure to meet you Mélanie!

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Leah May 15, 2012 at 11:55 pm

We share the same birthday! Happy birthday, Angela! Thank you for being such an inspiration and for sharing all your delicious creations with us.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:36 am

Happy Birthday Leah!

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Bea May 16, 2012 at 12:26 am

Happy birthday Angela!!! Heehee, bendy chocolate. Sounds yummy!

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Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 16, 2012 at 12:48 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

May you enjoy all the bendy chocolate in the world ;)

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Georgia May 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA! I’ve been mad about your blog ever since Canadian Living put me on to you in their list of best canadian blogs. Keep up the good work! Your joie de vivre, positive attitude, and honesty are inspiring. Can’t wait for the book!

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Adija Mugabo May 16, 2012 at 1:39 am

Happy Birthday! I turn 29 in another few weeks myself! Plus, your Mom looks great in that photo, most women don’t look that good post-labour :)

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Erica May 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

Happiest of Birthdays beautiful girl!

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Sonal May 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

Happy birthday Angela! :) wishing you all the best, always! xx

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char eats greens May 16, 2012 at 5:46 am

BIRTHDAY TWINS!! May 16th is seriously the best birthday day ever ;) Hope you have a fantastic one!!! I’m, unfortunately, up early to head to campus for my birthday – who seriously schedules a summer course at 8:30 in the morning?!

Have a great day, Angela!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 6:35 am

Happy Birthday hun!!! I was up way too early too.

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Belmont Boswell May 16, 2012 at 5:48 am

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!! I hope it’s filled with your most favorite things! :)

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Joy May 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

Happy birthday
Jim loves chocolate covered well anything but particularly strawberry one year I made him a dozen to look like roses for valentines day

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Jessica May 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

Happy Birthday Angela! My bf’s brithday is in the beginning of June and since he can’t have dairy, this would be a perfect recipe to make for him. Infact, I may just make everything from your website!

Enjoy your full-filled day, can’t wait to read about it!

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Ingrid King May 16, 2012 at 6:10 am

Happy Birthday, Angela! Have a wonderful day!

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Heather @ dragonflygirlruns May 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

Love chocolate covered anything, they look delish! Happy Birthday!

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Stefania May 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

Happy Birthday! Those look delicious! And you don’t look anywhere near 29, which MUST be because of how you eat!

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Sarah L. May 16, 2012 at 6:48 am

Happy birthday, Angela! Enjoy this refreshing morning rain. :)

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 16, 2012 at 6:53 am

Happy Birthday love! Have a wonderful day and enjoy some birthday fun!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 16, 2012 at 7:07 am

Happy birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day!

And these strawberries look fantastic! I can’t wait to bust them out for a BBQ and impress all my friends. ;)

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 16, 2012 at 7:12 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ange!!!! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day, full of bendy chocolate-covered strawberries and lots of love! <3

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Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) May 16, 2012 at 7:20 am

Happy Birthday! I made a similar chocolate icing for cookies over the weekend and it worked really well. There was some leftover and I enjoyed it this morning on cinnamon raisin toast!

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KatieScentsy May 16, 2012 at 7:42 am

loooove chocolate covered strawberries!! yum!

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Eric May 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to today!
xoxo

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Jenna May 16, 2012 at 7:52 am

Happy Birthday!! Today is my birthday too! Thanks for the gift of chocolate-covered strawberries :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

Happy birthday Jenna!

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Erin May 16, 2012 at 7:57 am

Happy birthday!

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Maria May 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

Love the strawberries and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a great day! xo

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Jennifer May 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

Happy Birthday, Angela!!! I hope you have a great day.

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janet @ the taste space May 16, 2012 at 8:04 am

Happy birthday, Ange! Those are some fine-looking chocolate strawberries.. can’t wait for local berries to become available. :)

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Joanna May 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

Happy Birthday!!!

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Belinda May 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

I definitely MUST try these. Thanks!

I am glad to see you enjoying an Australian wine too.

Oh, and Happy Birthday!! Don’t worry, being in your 30’s is GREAT (40’s aren’t bad either) LOL

:)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

love my Australian wine! Thanks for the bday wishes!

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Catalina @ Cake with Love May 16, 2012 at 8:20 am

OMG your kitchen is like a tornado LOL :) but the strawberries look amazing, I am going to recreate this recipe when I get some juicy strawberries from our farmer’s market!

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AD May 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

Happy Birthday! I’m from NB as well, outside of Saint John :) Ya Maritimers!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

whoot! Holla :)

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Alex @ Raw Recovery May 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

La Multi Ani! (Happy birthday in Romanian :) ) oooh bendy chocolate. I think these are just the kind of chocolate covered strawberries I would want because I don’t like the ones that you bite into and the whole chocolate shell falls off. Have a great day!

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brandi May 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

happy happy birthday!!

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kaity May 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

yummm i love bendy chocolate on strawberries! haha so weird saying that! have a amazing birthday, or in your time hope you had an amazing birthday lol

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LizAshlee May 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

Happiest Birthday…enjoy a wonderfully happy celebration beautiful!

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Sarah S. May 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

Happy Birthday! I can’t believe you’re my age XD

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Helene May 16, 2012 at 9:16 am

….Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…Have a great birthday!

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Maggie May 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

Happy birthday!

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Kristi May 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I also just wanted to say, a mirror back splash has to be the dumbest idea ever. Clearly thought up by someone who didn’t actually use a kitchen!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

LOL, definitely not thought of by a baker!

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kath May 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

Happy Birthday!!

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luv2run May 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

Angela you’re just too pretty! :) I looooove chocolate covered strawberries i went to a dance the other night and there was a plate of them and they were a-mazing! :D

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Urban Wife May 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

Happy Birthday!!
And I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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Angela Merchant May 16, 2012 at 9:58 am

I love your blog, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I just had to let you know I made these strawberries last night, with no idea about your post. My recipe was nearly identical (minus the nut butter) They were fantastic and its great to know you can have these in a healthy way. A new love for sure!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:16 am

haha great minds think alike…im sure there are many others with the same recipe! I find an equal ratio of coconut oil, cocoa, and maple syrup works great. The nut butter thickens it up slightly, you should try that out!

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Tracy May 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

Happy Birthday! I can’t wait for the next special occasion in our house so I can make those chocolate covered strawberries, they look so good!

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MJ May 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

Those look amazing! And just in time for my party on Saturday. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No working on your birthday…

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Moni Meals May 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

Happy Happy Birthday Ang! I hope you take the day off. :)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries are one of my fav and very meaningful to me too. (Wedding memories for sure!)

GRRRRReat Recipe~ THANKS! Will try it out for certain.

I love the pic of you, so classy as always. ;)
YES, Time flies, enjoy today!

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Jill in Chicago May 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

Happy Birthday!

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Andrea G May 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

Happy Birthday! Don’t stop at 29, at least go into your 30s! I found it so cathartic to move into my 30s. I am just barely into my 30s and my entire mind has shifted, it is profound! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

thats great to hear! It only gets better…

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Judy May 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

Happy birthday Angela! Those strawberries look delicious. I use almost the exact same chocolate recipe (but with almond or peanut butter instead of cashew). I sometimes use it as a sauce, but often mix in raisins, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, + other goodies to make chocolate bars. They keep well in the fridge and totally satisfy the chocolate cravings.

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Mallory May 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

This post makes me want to come to a party at your house! It looks like it would be really fun :) How long do you think it’d take me to get there from Florida? ;)

Happy Birthday!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

m sure if you leave now you could arrive just in time for the long weekend! hah

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Andrea May 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

Happy Birthday Angela! Thanks for writing such a wonderful blog!

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Amy @Health Hungry May 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

I am SO making this chocolate! YAY for bendy chocolate!!! I hope that your birthday is filled with the things you love most, surrounded by the people who love you most. CHEERS! Speaking from experience, the best is yet to come…

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[email protected] May 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

Happy Birthday, dear Angela!!!!!

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Amy May 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Happy birthday! In celebration, I made your neopolitan VOO parfait for breakfast & cheezy hummus for a snack. Lol But seriously, thanks for all you do! Have fun today.

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Michal May 16, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Happy Birthday!
Those look so pretty and amazing, and I don’t even like chocolate! I’m tempted to email my friend and say: “hey…. your birthday is coming up. Want these?!?” just so I can try making them!

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Jennifer M May 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Happy Birthday, Angela! I celebrated mine yesterday (May 15th) ~~ 40 and FABULOUS!!! My husband and I took the day off work to enjoy the sunshine in Chicago! It was glorious! As I hope your day is, too! Wishing you an amazing year, as you finish up an incredible decade of your life and prepare to embark on the next!!!

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Denise and Laura May 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Happy Birthday Angela!! Thanks for writing such an AMAZING blog, you really have discovered a lot in your 20s. Can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Also, the strawberries look amazing!! These would be perfect for Valentine’s day too

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Holly W May 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Happy Birthday!!! We’re both 1983 babies. Here’s to years of turning 29 over and over again.

Beautiful strawberries…. yuuuuuuuummmmmmmmm!

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Wendy Irene May 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Happy 29th Birthday! My food life would be so boring without your fabulous recipes!

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Amber K May 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Happy Birthday! I actually turned 29 on the 12th. Hello fellow Taurus! I love the term “bendy chocolate,” and these look delicious!

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Fanta May 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Happy belated birthday! Thanks for such a great post :)

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Lara May 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

♥☆★☆•°*”˜”*°•.¸☆ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ☆¸.•°*”˜”*°•☆★☆♥
Sending you a basket full of birthday wishes with stars to reach for, sunshine to bask under and rainbows to marvel at.

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Michelle May 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope this next year is wonderful for you!

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Sam May 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Happy birthday Angela!!! Those look absolutely delicious–chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite desserts ever but I haven’t had them in ages. Looking forward to trying them!

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anaiah May 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

“Thirties” are better….I feel I am at a better place as far as life in general but also I think I know myself better now and am ready to just enjoy life, not search for myself anymore. I will turn 33 this summer….yikes! lol. Enjoy 30 and the wonderful years to follow!

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Brenda May 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hi Angela, I love your site! I have been struggling to lose weight, and wondering if you could give me some tips. I would love to eat the way you do, but do you count calories?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Hi Brenda, I don’t count calories – I have learned to listen to my hunger cues after a long battle with disordered eating in my past. Me and counting calories just don’t work together in a positive manner, Im afraid. All the best to you!

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Botox Gal @ The Botox Expirement May 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Happy Birthday!!!

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Dreena Burton May 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Happy Birthday Angela! Wishing you a beautiful day, and many more years of ‘glow’ ahead! xo

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Cindy May 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Happy Birthday Angela, you are getting better all the time. Thanks so much for all your wonderful recipes.

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hannah alehandra May 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Happy birthday Angela! I’ve told you many a time but god I love your blog! Great content, and you’re so loveable :) Enjoy your day sweetheart. Much love, from England.

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jenna May 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

happy birthday Angela! your blog is my favourite! <3

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Brooke May 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Ooh, now I really want to make chocolate covered strawberries! Yum :)

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner May 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Oh my gosh. I never you could make chocolate-covered strawberries from SCRATCH!!!! Do you think carob powder would work in place of the cocoa?

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SueAnn May 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Happy Birthday! Your strawberries look luscious! I will be making these soon! Can you tell me how you keep track of your recipes? I need something, soon! I’m looking at cookmarked.com right now.

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Kari @ bite-sized thoughts May 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Angela! (A bit belated, sorry!) I hope you had a wonderful day and are still celebrating now :)

These chocolate dipped strawberries look amazing too – I’m so impressed you made the chocolate from scratch.

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Lori May 17, 2012 at 3:35 am

I love your website. I love your recipes.
Happy Happy birthday! I am a Canadian in Australia (Couldnt help but notice you are drinking a yellow tail wine….Australian.) The best Australian *Vegan* wines are from the YALUMBA range. you can buy them in Canada – about 13$ a bottle when I was there last.
Most are filtered through egg whites or milk at the finishing stage to clear out sediments, but Yalumba doesnt use either. So pure vegan wines. And they taste DIVINE!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2012 at 9:08 am

Thank you Lori!

Yellow Tail Red wines are actually a vegan wine too! Check out barnivore.com to search your fav brands.

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Misty May 17, 2012 at 8:35 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!!
BEST WISHES!

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Susan May 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

Happy Birthday Angela! I love your blog – and it’s pretty obvious that you love what you do so keep doing what makes you happy.

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Katie May 17, 2012 at 9:23 am

Happy Belated Birthday!!

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Beth May 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

I whipped this up last night and dipped banana chunks in it since had eaten all of the strawberries! Perfect!

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Monika May 17, 2012 at 11:30 am

Happy birthday! I hope you received some extra special treatment! Enjoy your last year in your 20’s! I turned 30 last year, but I’m loving the 30’s too. :) We’ll definitely be trying those chocolate-covered strawberries soon. We’ve been getting a bowlful of sweet, juicy berries from our garden every day the past few days!

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Allison May 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Oh my gosh!!!!! Just made this and it is out of control !! I wanted to eat it from the pot like chocolate soup!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 18, 2012 at 6:48 am

you arent the only one! heh

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Lauren May 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

I just wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday! Your site was one of the first I ever came across upon exploring the world of food blogging, and I’ve loved it ever since! Thank you for all the great recipes…especially your cookie dough balls ;)!

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Jill Hahn May 19, 2012 at 7:04 am

So beautiful and so healthy! Can’t wait to try.

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meg @ pinkgiggles May 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

These look amazing :) I’m going to make them for my brother’s fiance’s bridal shower next weekend. Thanks!

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Angela October 25, 2012 at 10:54 am

Hey angela, these strawberry’s look delicious! I’m hoping you’ll be able to read this since you posted this recipe a while ago now! This may be a silly question but would I be able to use carob powder?

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Stephanie February 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I made this last night and it was delicious! However I had trouble keeping the chocolate on the strawberry. It seemed to slide off… Any tips???

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Stephanie February 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

I just made these and they are perfect! You saved my life. Swapping to whole foods and not having processed sugar I kissed chocolate covered strawberries goodbye. I stumbled on this recipe googling chocolate covered strawberries with coconut oil and you popped up. Sure glad you did :) even my 7 year old nephew gave them 3 thumbs up lol. Forever a fan

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Angela (Oh She Glows) February 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm

So glad you enjoyed them Stephanie! Thanks for reading :)

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Betsie March 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Hello,
I was so excited when I saw this recipe! I tried making these and my chocolate mixture separated and it didn’t work. Any ideas what I might have done wrong?
Thanks,
Betsie

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2013 at 8:05 am

Hey Betsie, It’s hard for me to guess unless I was there making it with you. Sometimes coconut oil can act a bit funny – it’s important that it’s whisked very well with the other ingredients. Did you make any changes to the recipe?

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Darin February 13, 2015 at 10:26 pm

I had this same problem. I whisked it for a long time but the oil never incorporated. I did sub in natural peanut butter. Could that have put to much oil in?

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Ashley July 13, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I just made this recipe using raw cacao powder… it is absolutely delicious! using coconut oil, pure maple syrup and raw cacao taste absolutely amazing together!! the touch of coconut with the cashew butter is absolutely excellent. like a little sweeter dark chocolate. thank-you so much for sharing your discovery!!! a beautiful vegan sweet!!!!!!!

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amanda April 19, 2014 at 8:58 am

Just tried your chocolate covered strawberry recipe. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to shared it with my SIL. She can’t eat soy, dairy or gluten.

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Lisa July 19, 2014 at 7:53 am

Just made these and they were amazing!!! Just had to write in to let you know.

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Mimi February 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

I followed the recipe exactly and am having trouble getting the chocolate to stick to the berry (and the berries are bone dry but cold from being in the fridge). Perhaps they need to be room temp.? I used baking cocoa and cashew butter as stated. (The taste is divine!)

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Nicole March 14, 2015 at 11:05 am

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I love your recipes because they actually taste good. As someone who is trying to eat healthier after a lifetime of eating processed junk, when I go to the mindbodygreen websites, & they’re recipes taste so awful to me, it’s very discouraging. I made these strawberries & they were delicious. Totally curbed my chocolate craving, & I felt good about nourishing my body with fruit. Thanx! -Nicole

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Amber May 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm

What is the purpose of the nut butter? I have roasted salted cashews that I could process, but I don’t want to taste them in the chocolate (not as subtle as raw cashews).

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Angela Liddon June 1, 2016 at 9:32 am

Hey Amber, the nut butter simply provides a bit of a thicker texture for dipping. Although I’m sure it would work without any too (although I have yet to try it out myself). Enjoy!

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Amber June 1, 2016 at 9:35 am
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It worked just fine without it! Thanks.

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Fred Seymour February 18, 2017 at 3:19 pm
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Made this Today-Had four surprises for Wife (Roses, Chocolate Strawberries, Clean our car, and picnic)
I always try to make healthy deserts that she gives me the side eye for, but this one she said was a Ten

Thanks, I’m going to make them form y church next.

Going to try and blend dates in the vitamin and omit the maple syrup

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Angela Liddon February 21, 2017 at 10:56 am

Lucky lady! I’m so happy to hear you both enjoyed the treat.

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Nate May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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Made these tonight for my wife for moms day tomorrow. After dunking 3-4 strawberries the mix separated and stopped sticking. I figured maybe it had to be warmed up again and it got worse. Not sure what happened but it didn’t seem to work. I melted some chocolate chips and finished the strawberry container. Anyone else have issues with it separating?

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