Dark chocolate covered strawberries

This delectable dessert is easy to make and a great way to add some romance to a candlelight dinner. This recipe uses dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, since milk chocolate is a high FODMAP. When shopping, look for dark chocolate with 70% cocoa or higher since it has higher mineral levels and more antioxidants. Also, look for the long-stemmed version for easier dipping. If eating large amounts of strawberry can trigger IBS symptoms, indulge in small quantities.


- 12 large, sweet and ripe strawberries

- 4 oz finely shaved dark chocolate


  1. Leave the strawberries out of the fridge for 4 hours.

  2. Melt the chocolate. This can either be done in the microwave or using a double boiler. Scroll to the bottom of this article for instructions on how to create a double boiler at home.

  3. Allow the chocolate to cool for five minutes and line a baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper for easy clean up.

  4. Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate and place onto the lined baking sheet.

  5. Place the baking sheet in the fridge and allow chocolate to harden. Enjoy!


How to Create a Double Boiler at Home

To create a double boiler, boil a small pot of water. Then, place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl on top of the boiling water. Make sure that the water does not go into the bowl. Stir until the chocolate has melted and remove from heat