There’s just something sensual about chocolate-dipped strawberries! In celebration of Libido Week, we have done a JSHealth take on this romantic treat using cacao-rich dark chocolate. Cacao is known to be a much-loved aphrodisiac that can help increase your serotonin and dopamine levels whilst flooding your body with a dose of antioxidants.
With each one you bite into, the hard shell of velvety chocolate gives way to the juicy sweetness of in-season strawberries beneath. Simple, yet truly delightful!
· 100g dark chocolate
· 1 punnet strawberries, approximately 200g
· Handful of pistachios, roughly chopped, optional
To melt the dark chocolate, fill a small saucepan with 2cm of water and bring to a gentle simmer. Place a heat-proof bowl on top, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Roughly break the chocolate and place it into bowl. Stir the chocolate whilst it melts. Once melted, remove from the heat.
Line a baking tray with baking paper (make sure to use one that fits in your freezer!). Hold the strawberries by the leaves and dip into the melted chocolate before placing on the lined tray. If using the pistachios, sprinkle them over the top of the chocolate.
Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
Keep stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.