Dark Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

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These homemade dark chocolate hearts are filled with a delicious sweet creamy strawberry filling. They are so easy to make and look really impressive. All you need are 4 simple ingredients for these healthy, dairy-free plant-based gorgeous sweets.

As Valentine’s day is coming maybe you are looking for something sweet and delicious for your family, friends, or your loved one. So these awesome no bake chocolatey strawberry hearts are the perfect treat for you. 

Simple Ingredients

To get started you will need just 4 simple ingredients and a silicone heart-shaped mold

  • Dark chocolate – use any dairy-free dark chocolate, chips, or chunks
  • Frozen strawberries – I used frozen ones, let them thaw for a while
  • Dates – use regular dates, better if they are soft 
  • Lemon juice – freshly squeezed

The complete list of ingredients and amounts is in the recipe card below.

There you have it – a simple, impressive sweet treat that everyone will love this Valentine’s Day! You can surprise someone special with a present or share them with friends and family. They are also great for a party.

How to make Dark Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

These Chocolate Strawberry Hearts are really easy to make and they look just like the beautiful ones coming straight from the candy shop. Here are the 4 simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1. Take about one teaspoon of melted chocolate and fill one heart of the mold. With the same teaspoon start to spread the chocolate from the center to the sides of the heart cavity. Make sure that all sides are well covered. Continue with the remaining hearts. Once the hearts are covered in chocolate, put the mold in the freezer.

Step 2. Meanwhile, prepare your strawberry filling by adding the strawberries, dates, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend for several mins until smooth. The strawberry filling should not be very thick but also not runny.

Step 3. Now, take the mold out of the freezer and start filling each chocolate-covered heart with about one teaspoon of the strawberry mixture, up to ⅔ of the shape. Tap the mold gently so it can settle. Then, top the hearts with chocolate again until you reach the surface of the mold. Tap again to settle the chocolate, then put the mold in the freezer for 20 mins.

Step 4. Once your chocolate hearts have chilled, remove from the freezer and un-mold them. Give the sides a tug to help loosen the hearts and push on the underside of each heart mold so they can pop out. Then, carefully lift them and decorate as you want.

For the full recipe, measurements, and instructions please find the recipe card below.

Useful Tips

  • If your strawberry filling is too thin and runny, you can add a tablespoon of coconut flour or a teaspoon or more of ground chia seeds.
  • We should create something like a chocolate shell in order to hold the candy filling, so it’s important to cover the sides of each heart cavity with chocolate. I use a simple teaspoon but it would be easier if you have a food-safe decorating brush and paint the sides with chocolate.

These Dark Chocolate Strawberry Hearts are:

  • Plant-based (vegan)
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Wholesome
  • No bake
  • Great for Valentine’s Day
  • Super yummy!
  • Really impressive!

If you are a chocolate lover you should also try out my delicious brownie and chocolate dessert recipes:

If you give these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Hearts a try, I’d love a comment and recipe rating below. You can snap a picture and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @wellnessdove and #wellnessdove, I would love to see your remakes!

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

Yield: 10 hearts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These homemade dark chocolate hearts are filled with a delicious sweet creamy strawberry filling. They are so easy to make and look really impressive.

All you need are 4 simple ingredients for these healthy, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free gorgeous sweets.

Ingredients

  • 3 oz (90 g) dairy-free dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup (135 g) frozen strawberries
  • ⅓ cup (50 g) pitted dates
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Take about one teaspoon of melted chocolate and fill one heart of the mold. With the same teaspoon start to spread the chocolate from the center to the sides of the heart cavity. Make sure that all sides are well covered. Continue with the remaining hearts. Once the hearts are covered in chocolate, put the mold in the freezer.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your strawberry filling by adding the strawberries, dates, and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend for several mins until smooth. The strawberry filling should not be very thick but also not runny.
  3. Now, take the mold out of the freezer and start filling each chocolate-covered heart with about one teaspoon of the strawberry mixture, up to ⅔ of the shape. Tap the mold gently so it can settle. Then, top the hearts with chocolate again until you reach the surface of the mold. Tap again to settle the chocolate, then put in the freezer for 20 mins.
  4. Once your chocolate hearts have chilled, remove from the freezer and un-mold them. Give the sides a tug to help loosen the hearts and push on the underside of each heart mold so they can pop out. Then, carefully lift them and decorate as you want.

Notes

  • For more visual instructions see the step-by-step pics in the blog post above.
  • I use a simple teaspoon to cover the heart cavity sides with chocolate but it would be easier if you have a food-safe decorating brush and just paint them.
  • If your strawberry filling is too thin and runny, you can add one tablespoon of coconut flour or ground chia seeds.
  • The remaining strawberry jam is more than enough to fill five or maybe more chocolate hearts.

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