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Decadent Strawberry-Chocolate Desserts (Low Fat)

Updated on March 8, 2011

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 2 dozen fresh, large strawberries with stems
  • 12 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

Rinse and drain strawberries, leaving stems intact. Gently pat dry to remove excess water. Heat chocolate chips in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and transfer to small bowl. Line a baking sheet or pan with waxed paper. Holding strawberries by the stem, dip them one at a time into the melted chocolate, about 3/4 of the way up, but careful not to cover the stem. Lift and hold over the chocolate to allow any excess to drip back into the bowl, then place strawberry on lined sheet or pan. Repeat with all strawberries, one at a time. Cool to room temperature, then chill at least half an hour before serving.

Chocolate-Coated Strawberry Fudge

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups fresh, ripe strawberries
  • 1 12-oz can evaporated skim milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 8 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

Wash and drain strawberries, then thinly slice. In large saucepan, stir together evaporated milk, sugar, and butter over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then gently mix in sliced strawberries and lemon juice. Continue cooking on medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 230-235 degrees on a candy thermometer. Spray a 9 x 9 or 8 x 10 inch baking pan with nonstick zero-calorie cooking spray and spread mixture evenly in it. Let cool to room temperature, then chill in refrigerator at least 45 minutes or until completely cold. Melt chocolate in medium saucepan over low heat until smooth, then transfer to small bowl. Line a baking sheet or pan with waxed paper. Cut fudge into squares, or use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Dip individual pieces into melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip back into bowl before placing on lined sheet or pan. Chill at least half an hour before serving.

Layered Strawberries & Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

Strawberries:

  • 2 cups fresh, ripe strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp strawberry or citrus liqueur (or fresh orange juice)

Chocolate Mousse:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese

Whipped Filling:

  • ½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Wash and drain strawberries. Slice and toss gently with liqueur or orange juice, then cover and chill.

Over medium heat, stir together 3 Tbsp water and 2 Tbsp sugar, mixing well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 60-75 seconds. Add chocolate chips to hot sugar-water mixture and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. In food processor, blend ½ cup yogurt and ½ cup cottage cheese together until smooth, then fold in chocolate mixture just until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours, or until firm.

Just before layering, blend ½ cup yogurt and ½ cup cottage cheese in food processor until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla and pulse to combine.

In individual dessert cups or ramekins, layer strawberries, whipped filling, and mousse. Chill until ready to serve.

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    • almasi profile image

      almasi 7 years ago

      Yes it is truly a very tempting hub beginning with the chocolate dripping picture. Thanks for a useful hub.

    • 2uesday profile image

      2uesday 8 years ago

      Maddie this tempting recipe was just what I was looking for... I've added a link to it for one of my hubs. I hope that is OK with you, also to the cupcakes one. If you think it is not a good idea let me know and I will delete it. Thank you.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 10 years ago from France

      My mouth is watering... I'll need to go and look for some strawberries ASAP... Is just the type of recipes I love: simple but deliciosuly decadent.

      Happy valentine's!

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

      In fact they look decadent enough to trifle with. We are have guests tonight for dinner.

      Have printed for Val to look at.

      Odds are we may be that decadent.

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      Belleza 10 years ago from A Tropical Place

      Looks tasty!

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