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These Keto Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with Nutella are a decadent treat that’s surprisingly simple to make. Perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or as a luxurious sweet treat, these strawberries promise to delight with a rich blend of creamy, sugar-free Nutella and luscious chocolate.

Keto chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper on a wooden chopping board with a white cloth, chocolate, and strawberries. One strawberry has been bitten.

This recipe leverages the classic method of double boiling chocolate to ensure a smooth finish on the strawberries, enhancing their natural juiciness. My experience making these for Valentine’s Day proved that taking the time to melt the chocolate carefully yields a dessert that’s visually appealing and deliciously satisfying. I also used my sugar-free Nutella recipe to keep it keto-friendly.

❤️ Why you will love this recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: Utilizes everyday ingredients that are easy to source.
  • Quick Prep: From start to finish, it only takes minutes of your time to prepare.
  • Perfect Texture: The double boiler method ensures the chocolate is silky smooth.
  • Versatile: Great for any special occasion, using up summer produce, or as a delightful treat any day.
  • Customizable: Easy to tweak with different chocolates or fillings like peanut butter.
  • Diet-friendly: Fits well within a keto diet, letting you indulge without the guilt. It’s easy to make vegan and paleo too, depending on your chocolate.

🗝️ Key ingredients & substitutions

Ingredients for chocolate nutella covered strawberries displayed on a wooden surface, including dark chocolate pieces, coconut oil, fresh strawberries, and Nutella.
  • Strawberries: Fresh strawberries are essential for their juicy and sweet flavor. Choose large, ripe ones for the best results.
  • Keto Nutella: Provides a rich, nutty layer beneath the chocolate. I used my keto Nutella recipe (super easy and a must to have on hand!), however you can buy alternatives online. The Skinny Food Co. and Nutilight have some great options.
  • Refined Coconut Oil: Helps thin out the chocolate and Nutella, making it easier to coat the strawberries. Unrefined coconut oil can be used if you prefer a slight coconut flavor.
  • 90% Dark Chocolate: Ideal for a deep, rich coating. You can substitute with sugar-free dark chocolate, or use keto milk chocolate for a sweeter taste. 

🥣 How to make sugar-free chocolate-covered strawberries with Nutella

  1. Prepare the Strawberries: Start by washing the strawberries and drying them thoroughly with paper towels. Any moisture can prevent the coatings from sticking properly.
  2. Line Your Baking Tray: Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. This setup needs to fit flat in your freezer.
  3. Mix Nutella and Coconut Oil: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar-free Nutella and 2 teaspoons of refined coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and heat for another 15 seconds.
  1. Dip in Nutella Mixture: Dip each dry strawberry into the Nutella mixture, ensuring it’s well coated, then place it on the prepared tray. Repeat for all strawberries.
  2. Freeze the Strawberries: Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes to set the Nutella layer.
  1. Prepare Chocolate Coating: In a heatproof bowl, combine the dark chocolate and 1 teaspoon of refined coconut oil. Set this over a pot of simmering water (double boiler method), making sure the bowl does not touch the water.
  2. Melt the Chocolate: Heat the pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. You can also do this using a microwave to melt chocolate. Use 30-second intervals, stirring in between to prevent burning.
  1. Dip in Chocolate: Once the Nutella layer is set, dip the strawberries into the melted chocolate, letting excess drip off before placing them on a clean piece of parchment paper. I find that tilting the bowl that the chocolate is in makes it easier to dip.
  1. Set the Chocolate: Allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature or speed up the process by popping them back in the freezer for a few minutes.
  2. Enjoy: Once set, the strawberries are ready to be enjoyed!
Close-up of fresh strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and Nutella, arranged on a parchment-lined tray with some chocolate drips visible.

🪄 Recipe notes & tips

  • Dry Well: Make sure strawberries are completely dry before dipping. Any moisture can make the chocolate clump or not adhere properly.
  • Avoid Water: When melting chocolate, be sure no water gets into the chocolate as even a small drop can cause it to seize.
  • Uniform Size: Choose strawberries of similar size for uniform dipping and an even freezing time.
  • Keep It Level: When placing your tray of strawberries in the freezer, make sure it’s level to prevent the Nutella and chocolate from pooling to one side.
  • Melting Techniques: If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring well each time to prevent burning.
  • Nutella Not Sticking: If, after freezing, some of the Nutella has stuck to the parchment paper instead of the strawberry, use a butter knife to spread it back onto the strawberry and then dip it in the chocolate.
  • Double Dip: For extra Nutella flavor, double the Nutella and dip the strawberries one more time after they set the first time. Allow them to set again and then cover them with chocolate.
  • Decorate: For a special touch, drizzle with a different color of melted chocolate or sprinkle with nuts or coconut before the chocolate sets. Crushed roasted hazelnuts are a great option. Just pulse them in a blender.
  • Extra Chocolate: I poured any leftover chocolate into a couple of silicone molds and popped them into the freezer to set. It made bite-sized pieces of chocolate, perfect for snacking.

✨ Variations

  • Flavored Chocolates: Experiment with different types of keto chocolate, such as milk chocolate or white chocolate, for varied flavors and colors, or add a couple of drops of essence into your chocolate (orange is great).
  • Nutty Crunch: Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts to the chocolate before it sets for an extra crunch.
  • Fruity Fun: Try filling the strawberries with flavored cream cheese before dipping in chocolate.
  • Spice It Up: Mix a little cinnamon or chili powder into the melted chocolate for a spicy kick.
  • Extra Drizzle: After dipping in chocolate, drizzle with a contrasting chocolate color or keto caramel for an elegant finish.
  • Vegan & Paleo: Use vegan chocolate and a vegan hazelnut spread to accommodate dietary preferences. My sugar-free Nutella recipe is vegan-friendly. For paleo, use my sugar-free Nutella recipe and paleo-friendly chocolate like Lily’s.
  • Mini Treats: Instead of whole strawberries, slice them in half for bite-sized treats, adjusting the freezing time accordingly.

🫙 Storage instructions

  • Refrigerate: Keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container to maintain freshness. They are best enjoyed within 1-2 days.
  • Layer Carefully: If stacking them, place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
  • Avoid Humidity: Keep them away from moisture and humidity which can make the chocolate become sticky or sweaty.

🍽️ What to serve with this recipe

❓ Frequently asked questions

Can I use frozen strawberries for this recipe?

It’s best to use fresh strawberries, as frozen ones can become watery and mushy when thawed, which makes it difficult for the chocolate and Nutella to adhere properly.

Is there a way to make these strawberries nut-free?

Yes, you can substitute Nutella with a nut-free chocolate spread (just check the net carbs to keep it keto) or make your own blend using cocoa powder, liquid stevia, and seed butter like sunflower seed butter.

Keto chocolate covered strawberries on parchment paper on a wooden chopping board with a white cloth, chocolate, and strawberries. One strawberry has been bitten.

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Chocolate-covered strawberries with Nutella arranged on parchment paper, with one berry bitten to show its interior.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Nutella Recipe

Bethany Galloway
These Keto Chocolate-Covered Strawberries with Nutella are a decadent treat that's surprisingly simple to make. Perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or as a luxurious sweet treat, these strawberries promise to delight with a rich blend of creamy, sugar-free Nutella and luscious chocolate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Strawberries
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 12 strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons keto Nutella
  • 2 teaspoons refined coconut oil
  • 4.4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon refined coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries, and line a baking tray with parchment paper. The baking tray needs to be able to fit in your freezer lying flat.
    12 strawberries
  • Add the Nutella and 2 teaspoons of refined coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl.
    6 tablespoons keto Nutella, 2 teaspoons refined coconut oil
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then microwave for another 15 seconds.
  • Take a strawberry, pat it dry with a paper towel (make sure it's very dry), and dip it into the Nutella mixture. Place it on the parchment paper lined baking tray. Repeat for all strawberries.
  • Pop the tray in the freezer, keeping it level and set a timer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the chocolate, any remaining Nutella, and 1 teaspoon of refined coconut oil into a heat-safe bowl that can sit over a pot, but not touching the bottom (Bain-Marie).
    4.4 ounces dark chocolate, 1 teaspoon refined coconut oil
  • When the 30 minutes is up, fill the outer pot with water and place the bowl with chocolate over it. The bowl shouldn’t be in the water.
  • Heat the pot up over medium heat and let the chocolate melt, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat once melted.
  • Now take the strawberries out of the freezer and take another clean piece of parchment paper.
  • Dip the Nutella covered strawberries in the melted chocolate and let it harden before setting it down on a clean piece of parchment paper. Tilting the bowl over the pot will make this easier.
  • Repeat for all strawberries and enjoy!

Notes

  • Dry Well: Make sure strawberries are completely dry before dipping. Any moisture can make the chocolate clump or not adhere properly.
  • Avoid Water: When melting chocolate, be sure no water gets into the chocolate as even a small drop can cause it to seize.
  • Uniform Size: Choose strawberries of similar size for uniform dipping and an even freezing time.
  • Keep It Level: When placing your tray of strawberries in the freezer, make sure it’s level to prevent the Nutella and chocolate from pooling to one side.
  • Melting Techniques: If you don’t have a double boiler, you can melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring well each time to prevent burning.
  • Nutella Not Sticking: If, after freezing, some of the Nutella has stuck to the parchment paper instead of the strawberry, use a butter knife to spread it back onto the strawberry and then dip it in the chocolate.
  • Double Dip: For extra Nutella flavor, double the Nutella and dip the strawberries one more time after they set the first time. Allow them to set again and then cover them with chocolate.
  • Decorate: For a special touch, drizzle with a different color of melted chocolate or sprinkle with nuts or coconut before the chocolate sets. Crushed roasted hazelnuts are a great option. Just pulse them in a blender.
  • Extra Chocolate: I poured any leftover chocolate into a couple of silicone molds and popped them into the freezer to set. It made bite-sized pieces of chocolate, perfect for snacking.

Storage instructions

  • Airtight Container: Store any leftover chocolate-covered strawberries in an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate: Keep them in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. They are best enjoyed within 1-2 days.
  • Layer Carefully: If stacking them, place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.
  • Avoid Humidity: Keep them away from moisture and humidity which can make the chocolate become sticky or sweaty.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 8.7gSaturated Fat: 3.7gSodium: 2mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 7.2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1.51mg
Keyword fresh spring rolls, keto chocolate covered strawberries with nutella, low carb, paleo, summer, vanlentine’s day
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