Whether it be Valentine’s Day or a date-night-in, these CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries will make your next special occasion indulgent, relaxing, and delicious with this easy to make recipe that is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and ready in as little as 10 minutes.
CBD CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES WITH EDIBLE ROSE PETALS
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are truly the signature dish of Valentine’s Day and for good reason. What could be better than roses and chocolate-covered strawberries on the most romantic day of the year?
Chocolate has a long history of being one of the most comforting and celebrated foods for special occasions, dating back hundreds of years. It has also been claimed to be an aphrodisiac, setting chocolate up to be the star of any Valentine’s Day celebration.
From their sweet taste and delicate aroma to their vibrant color and juicy flesh, fresh strawberries are equally beloved.
When they were combined by a woman named Lorraine Lorusso in the 1960s, the decadent chocolate-covered strawberry was created and became an instant success.
So what could possibly make this already irresistible treat just a little more special? CBD Oil and Rose Petals.
Paired with all-natural CBD oil that may help to reduce stress, anxiety, and bring about a sense of calm, these CBD Chocolate Covered Strawberries are all you need to celebrate your next Valentine’s Day or date-night-in.
Every year over 110 million roses are sold just for Valentine’s Day, a traditional and romantic gesture to show someone how much they are loved and appreciated.
But did you know that all rose petals are edible and can add a unique, sweet aroma and taste to any dish?
Whether you choose to dry your own rose petals yourself or to purchase some for your next project, these beautiful, sweet flowers add more than just a pretty garnish to your special treat.
RELATED: Looking for more Valentine’s Day Treats? Check out these Plant-Based Valentine’s Day Desserts!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
The health benefits of both chocolate and strawberries have been studied over the years, and we know that both provide some pretty impressive health benefits, making this dish a perfect way to celebrate your loved one this holiday season.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT CBD OIL
Many of my clients use CBD to manage pain, anxiety, and inflammation with amazing results. When a woman comes to me and wants to incorporate CBD into her routine, the first thing we focus on is choosing a high-quality CBD product.
Unfortunately, many products on the marketplace today are not high quality. You want to ensure the hemp used to produce the oil is grown in the United States, preferably with organic farming methods.
Once you know the raw material is high-quality, you want to know that the CBD was extracted using safe extraction methods. Many other extraction methods, including solvents, leave unwanted and potentially harmful residues.
Beyond a quality extraction method, you want to review Certificate of Analysis or 3rd Party Lab Test results to ensure that the cannabinoid profile is accurate and that no additional ingredients, heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, or other contaminants are found.
For a complete guide, visit How to Choose a Safe CBD Product here.
Broad-Spectrum CBD Concentrate
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE
Most people joke about chocolate being healthy, but there is actually some validity to those claims mainly focused on small amounts of high-quality dark chocolate.
Sourced directly from a plant, the Theobroma cacao tree seeds, dark chocolate has the ability to retain some of its antioxidant properties which protect from disease-causing free radicals.
New research and some studies have also shown that chocolate has the ability to improve heart health, lower cholesterol, low blood pressure and even have a positive impact on our cognitive function.
VEGAN CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
For this recipe, you’re more than welcome to choose any type of chocolate you like. For vegan chocolate-covered strawberry, I recommend Enjoy Life Foods Vegan Chocolate Chips.
If you’re not vegan, you may want to choose a high quality, specialty dark chocolate, but the choice is all yours based on your preferences and dietary needs.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES
It is widely known and accepted that strawberries are a generally healthful food, and for good reason. Strawberries, like most berries, boast a high antioxidant content in addition to their impressive nutrient profile.
From the dietary fiber that helps to keep you full and regular to the impressive nutrients like vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium that help the body to function efficiently, there is no denying the power of these tiny berries.
In The Millennial Garden, we grow our own strawberries, but they are only available in the spring and summer.
I know from experience how delicate these berries are and how temperamental they can be to grow, which is why it comes as no surprise that strawberries remain at the top of the pesticide residue list. Growing your own strawberries is great, but not realistic for everyone. If you can, I would opt for organic strawberries whenever possible.
However, I always, always, always want to remind people that the health benefits of eating non-organic strawberries outweigh the hazards of consuming non-organic strawberries or not consuming strawberries altogether.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROSE PETALS
Because these petals are composed of nearly 95% water, they do not contain very much nutrition, however, they do contain some vitamin C. It is unlikely that you will use enough to see any real benefit.
They are however edible and make the perfect addition to any Valentine’s edibles.
WHERE TO BUY ROSE PETALS
I wish I could say that I grew my own rose petals and dried them from my own garden, but unfortunately I can’t take the credit. I purchased my edible rose petals here, although you could just dry your own.
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES NUTRITION
Chocolate covered strawberries are overall nutritious. They contain dietary fiber, antioxidants, and important vitamins and minerals. While each batch will vary slightly depending on a variety of factors, the nutrition facts of these CBD chocolate covered strawberries are at the bottom of the recipe card.
ARE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES GLUTEN-FREE?
Yes, as long as no cross-contamination has occurred, these chocolate covered strawberries are gluten-free.
CHOCOLATE COVERED ROSE PETALS
I’ve had several people write in and ask if they can make chocolate covered rose petals with this recipe and the answer is yes! Because rose petals are edible, you can simply (carefully) dip them in the chocolate mixture to make chocolate dipped rose petals.
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, organic
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips, Enjoy Life Foods
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1mL CBD Concentrate
- 2 tablespoons rose petals
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
- Wash and pat dry your strawberries well. Set aside.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil.
- Microwave 60 seconds. Remove and stir.
- Continue to microwave on 30-second intervals until smooth.
- Using a digital thermometer, ensure the temperature is lower than 240 degrees. If it is, gently stir in the CBD concentrate. If it is not, wait until the temperature is below 240 degrees before stirring in the CBD concentrate.
- Gently dip the strawberries into the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate run off before setting on the lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle edible rose petals over the chocolate while it is still wet.
- Repeat until all strawberries are covered.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: berries
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Saturated Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g