I grew up as a Kiwi kid and nothing else says Christmas and summer parties to me like freshly picked strawberries dipped in chocolate.
Here in Queensland we get some of the biggest, juiciest and sweetest strawberries I’ve ever tasted but they all ripen in the depths of winter. By Christmas it’s way to hot and humid for a good fresh berry.
Serendipity struck last week when I saw a smoothie recipe mention dehydrated strawberry powder and a few days later I stumbled across a discount coupon in a Gold Coast magazine for organic, Australian grown dehydrated fruit and vegetable powders. I was online at the speed of light and that same week my jar of delightful Super Sprout 100% strawberry powder arrived at my door. After a spoon (or two) to test the flavour and consistency I set about creating my inside-out chocolate-dipped strawberries and viola … I give you strawberry dipped chocolate truffles.
Now of course if you don’t have access to strawberry powder for coating or you prefer an alternative coating you could always roll these in a good cocoa powder, desiccated coconut or some festive coloured sprinkles for the kids.
The tangy strawberry adds a nice edge to the rich creamy chocoate making them something a little different. And as someone who shall remain anonymous pointed out, eat enough of them and that strawberry powder counts as one of your fruit serves for the day!
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These strawberry dipped chocolate truffles are great for all the family but if you prefer your holiday treats with a touch of boozy goodness then you need to check out this divine quick and easy Baileys fudge recipe.
Photo credits: The picture of the decadent chocolate dipped strawberries is by Jon Gonzalo Torróntegui under creative commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0