A step-by-step guide for how to make EASY Chocolate Covered Blueberries with just 3 ingredients: blueberries, chocolate, and coconut oil. It’s a delicious and easy dessert that’s loaded with nutrients and ready in just 10 minutes.
I couldn’t be more excited to share one of my favorite recipes with you today – Chocolate-Covered Blueberries. This is the kind of treat that instantly brightens up your day. Imagine each blueberry snugly coated in a smooth layer of melted chocolate, creating a treat that’s not only visually pleasing but also incredibly scrumptious.
Just like my Chocolate Covered Strawberries, these chocolate blueberries are meant to be shared, so I often whip up a batch to enjoy with friends during a cozy movie night or to add a sweet touch to our barbecue parties. The joy on their faces when they savor these treats makes the effort all the more worthwhile.
- 1 Why Are You Going To Love These Chocolate Blueberries
- 2 Ingredients For These Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries
- 3 How To Make These Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
- 4 Tips For Making The Best Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
- 5 Recipe Variations
- 6 Storing Ideas
- 7 Chef’s Tips:
- 8 Can I Use Frozen Blueberries For This Recipe?
- 9 Can I Use Dried Blueberries?
- 10 More Blueberries Recipes
- 11 Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
Why Are You Going To Love These Chocolate Blueberries
- Quick and Easy: This recipe is a breeze to make, with just 10 minutes of prep time.
- Budget-Friendly: Enjoy a delicious healthy treat without breaking the bank; it’s an affordable recipe.
- For Chocolate Lovers: A must-try dessert for anyone who adores chocolate.
- Low Carb: With only 6g net carbs per serving, it’s a mindful indulgence.
- Minimal Ingredients: You’ll need just three basic and budget-friendly ingredients.
- Impressive: The final result can impress your guests.
Ingredients For These Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries
This delicious and easy recipe requires only 3 super easy ingredients to find in almost any grocery store. Here is what you’ll need:
- Chopped Chocolate: Instead of traditional chocolate chips, I’ve opted for finely chopped chocolate bars. This is a fantastic choice, especially when using high-quality dark chocolate. Whether you choose bittersweet, unsweetened (for a keto-friendly option), or even milk chocolate, make sure the chocolate is chopped uniformly for even melting. If you’re following a keto diet, look for specialty keto chocolate bars, similar to Lily’s chocolate chips, which offer a lower net carb content. Chopping the chocolate also allows you to customize the size of the chocolate pieces, ensuring a smoother melt and a more even coating on your blueberries.
- Blueberries: The key to perfect chocolate-covered blueberries is to start with fresh, firm, and ripe blueberries. Look for berries that are plump and have a vibrant color, but avoid any that have bruises or are overly soft. Before using them, gently pat the blueberries dry with a paper towel. This step is crucial as it ensures the chocolate adheres smoothly to the surface of the berries.
- Coconut Oil: This ingredient is a game-changer. Coconut oil not only imparts a subtle, tropical aroma that complements the chocolate but also contributes to a smooth, silky texture that coats the blueberries beautifully. If you prefer a different flavor or have dietary restrictions, you can substitute coconut oil with other neutral-tasting oils like avocado oil. Alternatively, for a hint of nuttiness, try using refined almond oil.
How To Make These Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
This delicious, sweet, and festive treat is super easy to make without any cooking skills. Here is everything you need to do:
- Melt the Chocolate:
- Combine the chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate) and melted coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat the mixture in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Be careful not to overheat.
- Prepare the Blueberries:
- Gently wash the blueberries under cold running water.
- Carefully pat them dry with a paper towel, ensuring they are thoroughly dry. This step is crucial as water can cause the chocolate not to stick to the blueberries.
- Coat the Blueberries:
- Add the blueberries to the bowl of melted chocolate.
- Gently stir until each blueberry is evenly coated with chocolate. Take care not to crush the blueberries.
- Create Blueberry Clusters:
- Line a pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- Using a spoon, scoop small clusters of the chocolate-coated blueberries onto the parchment paper. You can make them as big or as small as you like.
- If desired, sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes over the clusters for an extra touch of flavor and texture.
- Chill and Set:
- Place the pan in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened and set.
- Remove from the fridge and serve these delightful chocolate-covered blueberry clusters. They’re perfect as a sweet snack, a unique dessert, or a thoughtful homemade gift.
Tips For Making The Best Chocolate-Covered Blueberries
- Use fresh and plump blueberries to ensure a juicy texture and the best flavor.
- Make sure to dry the blueberries thoroughly before dipping them into the chocolate since excess moisture can prevent the chocolate from adhering properly to the berries.
- Use high-quality chocolate that melts perfectly and has a rich flavor.
If you’re looking to make some substitutions for this Chocolate-Covered Blueberries recipe, here are some interesting alternatives you can try:
- You can try using different fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or cranberries. Just ensure you use firm and not overly juicy fruits to ensure the chocolate coating adheres well.
- For a fun and more impressive look, you can try drizzling some melted unsweetened white chocolate over the dark chocolate-covered blueberries.
- Fridge: transfer the chocolate-covered blueberries into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezer: this recipe also freezes great and can be enjoyed frozen.
- For a richer chocolate flavor, you can use dark chocolate.
- If you prefer a vegan option, ensure your chocolate is dairy-free.
- These treats are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries For This Recipe?
I don’t recommend using frozen blueberries since they get too soft once thawed and have too much moisture, which will prevent the chocolate from sticking to them.
Can I Use Dried Blueberries?
Using dried blueberries for chocolate-covered blueberries is an excellent alternative to fresh ones. Dried blueberries will not have the moisture issues associated with fresh or frozen blueberries, making them easier to coat with chocolate.
Their chewy texture and concentrated flavor can add a unique twist to the treat. Simply follow the same melting and coating process with your chocolate and coconut oil, then roll the dried blueberries into the mixture.
More Blueberries Recipes
- Easy Keto Blueberry Bread with Lemon Cheesecake Frosting
- Keto Blueberry Mug Cake
- The Best Keto Blueberry Muffins
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- ½ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate pieces
- 1 tsp melted coconut oil
- Add the chocolate chips and melted coconut oil to a bowl and microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted.
- Wash the blueberries under cold water, then pat dry to remove any excess water.
- Place the blueberries in the melted chocolate mixture, then stir everything.
- Drop little clusters of blueberries onto a pan lined with parchment paper using a spoon.
- Continue the process with the remaining blueberries and garnish with unsweetened coconut flakes.
- Place the pan in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden.
- Remove from the fridge and enjoy.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.