I made these banana chocolate chip muffins at 9 am one morning and by noon,…
Have sweet & salty at the same time with these chocolate-dipped strawberry pretzel pops! These chocolate-dipped strawberry pretzels are pure enjoyment on a stick (ahem, I mean pretzel!).
First, you taste the sweet strawberry covered with chocolate and whatever other fun stuff you want to add (think chopped nuts, toasted coconut, or drizzled white chocolate). Then add in the saltiness of the pretzel and MORE chocolate.
THIS is what life is meant to be: sweet and salty in one bite!
All this comes in a package that kinda looks like a heart-shaped lollipop. Honestly, some of the strawberries are perfectly shaped for these pops – it’s like they came out of the ground, yearning to be a heart. And others, like the strawberries with really wide bottoms, well, you may need to use your imagination. Regardless, they’re ALL delicious.
Watch the video below to see how to cut the strawberries in the shape of a heart.
what to use for chocolate pretzels
I found that the pretzels that work the best for this recipe are Snyder’s gluten-free pretzel rods. They’re shorter than typical pretzel rods and thicker than just pretzel sticks. Believe me, I’ve experimented with many pretzel shapes and sizes and these were the best. Don’t worry if you’re new to gluten-free snacks, I barely taste a difference with these pretzels.
Another option is to use regular pretzel rods and break them in half. You could leave them whole but that will be a really long “lollipop” stick.
how long do chocolate-dipped strawberries last?
Not long—like any fresh fruit dessert, it’s best to eat it, well, fresh. Store these in a tight container and they’ll last 2-3 days.
how to make chocolate-dipped strawberries
These chocolate-dipped strawberry pretzel pops are easy to make! Here are the steps:
- Slice strawberries into heart shapes by cutting a “V” around the core and then slicing the strawberry in half (opposite of the “V”).
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth (typically about 2x’s). Note, you can also use a double-boiler for this.
- Dip strawberries into chocolate with a fork and place on parchment paper. If you’re using chopped nuts or toasted coconut, sprinkle on the wet chocolate now. Freeze for 5-10 minutes.
- Melt white chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth (typically 2x’s). Note, you can also use a double-boiler for this.
- Dip the bottom of pretzel sticks in white chocolate and place on parchment paper. Freeze for 5-10 minutes.
- Take out strawberries and pretzels and drizzle chocolate on them. Freeze for 5 more minutes.
- Spoon a small amount of chocolate on the back of the strawberry and stick the pretzel stick to it. Place on parchment.
- Refrigerate when done.
what chocolate to use for strawberries & pretzels
If you’ve made my other dessert recipes, you’ll see that I’m a HUGE fan of Lily’s chocolate and use it for everything.
Lily’s chocolate is made with stevia, not sugar, and have no after taste. At this point, their chips and bars come in a wide variety of flavors, including white chocolate. Another sugar-free option is to use ChocZero chips, which come in both dark and white chocolate.
Obviously regular dipping chocolate or chocolate chips will work too.
how to decorate chocolate strawberries
I made several batches of these chocolate strawberries and decorated them in a variety of ways. Have fun with these. Use red food coloring to make the white chocolate pink. Toast coconut flakes, pistachios, or peanuts to top the chocolate (do this before it dries). Sprinkles are fun too!
other desserts you’ll heart:
- how to make the ultimate, healthy oatmeal cookie
- grandma’s sour cream apple pie with a low carb twist
- “they’ll never know” low carb brownies
- carrot cake cupcakes, cream cheese frosting & orange-glazed walnuts
- dairy-free cheesecake with chocolate ganache
12 servings per container
Serving Size1 “pops”
- Amount Per ServingCalories115
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
- Sugars 1.5g
- Protein .9g 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.