Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites

Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites
(c) Elizabeth LaBau
Ratings
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
92 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In these Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites, fresh strawberries are filled with a creamy peanut butter and chocolate mixture, then dipped in melted chocolate for a unique take on chocolate-covered strawberries. The combination of peanut butter and strawberries may sound unusual, but it's a sweet-and-salty flavor mix that works well with rich chocolate! 

You can substitute any other nut butter for the peanut butter (I think almond or cashew would also taste amazing!), and consider playing around with the type of chocolate as well. These would be great dipped in white or milk chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 4.5 oz. (1/2 cup) creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz. (1.25 cups) chocolate chips (or chopped semi-sweet chocolate)
  • 24 large strawberries (rinsed and dried)

Steps to Make It

1. Melt ¼ cup of the chopped chocolate in the microwave, and allow it to cool to room temperature.

2. In a small bowl, combine the melted chocolate and peanut butter, and stir until they are well-mixed. Refrigerate the bowl briefly to thicken the mixture, for about 15 minutes.

3. Slice the washed and dried strawberries in half diagonally beginning at the right of the stem.

4. Using a piping bag or a knife, pipe or spread a thin layer of chocolate-peanut butter mixture on one half of the cut strawberry. Press the other half of the strawberry back on gently, and set the berry on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Repeat until all of the berries are filled with chocolate and peanut butter, then chill them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

5. Melt the remaining 1 cup of chocolate in the microwave. If you are using chocolate chips, you might want to add 1-2 tsp of vegetable shortening to make the chocolate thin enough to effectively dip the strawberries in. Dip the bottom half of the berries in the melted chocolate and place them back on the baking sheet.

6. Refrigerate the tray for 15 minutes, or until the chocolate is set. Keep the berries chilled until you are ready to serve them. Strawberry Peanut Butter Bites are best enjoyed within a few hours of making them.

 

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