Chocolate Strawberry Balls

CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY BALLS

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These chocolate strawberry balls are absolutely incredible! They are bursting with strawberry flavor and fudgy chocolate decadence. I am officially in love with this chocolate ball. Think of a chocolate-covered strawberry all rolled into one delicious chocolate strawberry bliss ball!

Why You Will Love Chocolate Strawberry Balls

  • They taste like chocolate-covered strawberries.
  • These strawberry chocolate balls are easy to make with simple ingredients.
  • They are such a delicious snack or treat!
  • You taste the chocolate and strawberry flavor.
  • They are great for meal prep! Store them in the fridge for up to a week.
  • They come together quickly in a food processor.

What Are Chocolate Strawberry Balls?

These chocolate strawberry balls have the flavors of strawberries and chocolate all rolled into one! They are such a delicious treat! They are made with Medjool dates, cashews, cocoa powder, blended freeze-dried strawberries, and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. This recipe is easy to make, no baking is required, and it comes together in a food processor.

Ingredients Needed For Chocolate Strawberry Balls

Ingredients for chocolate strawberry balls
  • Medjool Dates: Use pitted Medjool dates. Or, remove the pits from the dates yourself. Use Medjool dates because of their sweet, caramel-like flavor.
  • Cashews: Use unsalted cashews in this recipe. Or, use unsalted almonds instead.
  • Cocoa Powder: Dutch-processed cocoa powder adds decadent chocolate flavor.
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries: Blend a bag of freeze-dried strawberries and then use some of the blended powder for this recipe to add strawberry flavor.
  • Maple Syrup: Sweeten these chocolate balls with maple syrup.
  • Vanilla Extract: Add a splash of vanilla for flavor.
  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors.

How To Make Chocolate Strawberry Balls

Step 1: Blend a bag of freeze-dried strawberries into a powder. Use two tablespoons for this recipe and store the rest in an airtight container.

Blended freeze dried strawberries

Step 2: Add the pitted Medjool dates to a heat-safe bowl. Then, cover them with hot water and let them soak. It helps soften them so they blend easier in the food processor. After that, drain the water from the bowl.

Medjool dates in a bowl

Step 3: Add the pitted Medjool dates, unsalted cashews, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, blended freeze-dried strawberry powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered food processor.

Ingredients in a food processor

Step 4: Pulse and blend the ingredients. Ensure the ingredients are all thoroughly combined.

Blended chocolate strawberry balls

Step 5: Carefully remove the mixture from the food processor and add it to a bowl.

Step 6: Use a small cookie scoop and your hands to roll the mixture into balls. This recipe makes 22-26 strawberry chocolate balls.

Chocolate strawberry ball mixture in bowl

Step 7: As an option, lightly dust them with freeze-dried strawberry powder, don’t roll them in the powder. Chill them before serving, or enjoy them right away.

Chocolate strawberry balls on platter

Expert Tips

  • Blend The Freeze-Dried Strawberries: Blend the whole bag of freeze-dried strawberries. Then, use two tablespoons of the blended freeze-dried strawberry powder in this recipe. Save the rest of the blended freeze-dried strawberry powder for later. You can store it in an airtight container. Use it to make more chocolate strawberry balls, or try our strawberry protein fluff!
  • Soak The Dates: We recommend placing the dates in a heat-safe bowl and covering them with hot water. Then, let them soak in the hot water for 5-10 minutes. It will help soften them and make it easier for the food processor to blend them.
  • Thoroughly Combine: Thoroughly pulse and blend the ingredients in the food processor until well combined. You want all of the ingredients to be blended up.
  • Use Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder: Make sure to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder. It gives these chocolate balls a more decadent chocolate flavor.
  • Meal Prep Them: These strawberry chocolate balls are excellent for meal prep! They are a delicious snack to enjoy throughout the week. This recipe makes about 22-26, so you will have enough to snack on or freeze for later.

Storage Instructions

Store these chocolate strawberry balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last 5-7 days.

Strawberry energy bites in storage container

Variations

  • Substitution For Cashews: If you don’t have cashews, you can substitute them for unsalted almonds or walnuts.
  • Sweetener To Use: Sweeten with maple syrup, honey, or sugar-free maple syrup. It is best to use a liquid sweetener because it helps bind the ingredients.
  • What Dates To Use: Use Medjool dates in this recipe. Use pitted Medjool dates to keep it easy, or remove the pits yourself.
  • Chocolate Chips: Fold in some mini chocolate chips or white chocolate chips for another burst of chocolate flavor!
  • Dust With Freeze-Dried Strawberries: For a beautiful presentation and an extra burst of strawberry flavor, lightly dust these bliss balls with freeze-dried strawberry powder. Don’t roll them in the powder or it will be too overpowering.
  • Add Some Chia Seeds: If you want, add one teaspoon to one tablespoon of chia seeds to this recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do Chocolate Strawberry Balls Last?

These chocolate strawberry bliss balls are best enjoyed within five to seven days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Them?

Yes! You can freeze these chocolate strawberry balls for 1-2 months in a freezer-safe bag.

Are Strawberry Chocolate Balls Vegan?

These chocolate strawberry balls are naturally vegan.

Are They Gluten-Free?

Yes, these chocolate strawberry balls are naturally gluten-free. The base of them is dates and cashews. Just ensure that your cocoa powder is gluten-free.

Do I Need To Chill Chocolate Strawberry Balls?

You can enjoy these chocolate strawberry balls immediately after making them or keep them stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

How Long To Chill Them For?

If you prefer, you can chill these chocolate strawberry balls for at least 30 minutes to a few hours before enjoying them. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY BALLS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 3 votes
Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

22

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

56

kcal

These chocolate strawberry balls are absolutely incredible! They are bursting with strawberry flavor and chocolate decadence.

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Ingredients

  • 6 oz pitted Medjool dates

  • 3 oz unsalted cashews or almonds

  • 2 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons of blended freeze-dried strawberry powder

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Blend a bag of freeze-dried strawberries into a powder. Use two tablespoons of the powder for this recipe and store the rest in an airtight container for another time.
  • Add the pitted Medjool dates to a heat-safe bowl. Then, cover them with hot water and let them soak for 5-10 minutes. It helps soften them so they blend easier in the food processor. Once done soaking, drain all the water from the bowl.
  • Add the pitted Medjool dates, unsalted cashews, Dutch-processed cocoa powder, blended freeze-dried strawberry powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to a high-powered food processor.
  • Thoroughly pulse and blend all the ingredients in the food processor.
  • Carefully remove the mixture from the food processor and add it to a bowl.
  • Use a small cookie scoop and your hands to roll the mixture to form 22-26 balls.
  • Optional: Lightly dust with freeze-dried strawberry powder, don’t roll them in the powder. You can chill them in the refrigerator before serving or enjoy them right away. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Equipment

Recipe Video

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Notes

  • Store these chocolate strawberry balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
  • WW Points™: 2 points per chocolate strawberry ball; 1 point if you use sugar-free maple syrup
  • To see your WW Points™ in the WW app for this recipe click here! Or, please manually add the ingredients to the recipe builder.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

22 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories56
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 1.9g 2%
    • Saturated Fat 0.4g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 13mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.9g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
    • Sugars 6.9g
  • Protein 1g 2%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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