I’m so excited to share this strawberry choc bites recipe with YOU!
These rose hued darlings came together thanks to a major surplus of strawberries (went a little overboard at the farmers markets) and my sweet tooth.
The kids were at kindy so I thought I’d spend the afternoon making something a little extra special for dessert and I am so so so happy I did.
Not only did the kids love these itty bitty bites…***oh please note the above slice was chopped up into 3 pieces ‘bites’ – a much more appropriate serving size (for the kids anyways LOL).
BUT they’re super simple to make (thanks to the food processor) and actually pretty full of whole food goodness for a dessert.
So let’s talk layers….
The base is a creamy concoction of cashews, macadamias, coconut and maple syrup – in terms of the classic combo ‘strawberries and cream’ think of this layer as the ‘cream’. So mellow, so creamy and so so so luscious.
The strawberry layer is made up of desiccated coconut, coconut oil, a little vanilla, lots of fresh juicy and oh so bright strawberries all blended together with a small handful of medjool dates for a little extra sweetness. When set in the freezer – this layer is a cross between strawberry scented fudge and a luscious ice cream. So yummy.
Finally, the last layer is dark chocolate. I used super super dark chocolate here, the 80% cacao kind. The sweet bars need to balanced with a hit of deep dark almost bitter chocolate. And this layer does just that.
Oh and if you’re wondering – yep we ate our strawberry choc bites pretty much straight from the deep freeze…mostly because we lack patience waiting for them to defrost and because ‘almost frozen’ these bites taste AMAZING. Kinda like a heavenly strawberries and cream weiss bar.
I’ve jotted the step-by-step instructions for you below – I hope your family enjoys these babies just as much as we did!
To make your own strawberry choc bites simply…