Put a spin on your classic chocolate covered strawberries with these healthy, completely Customizable Yogurt Covered Strawberry Hearts. The best part? No baking or melting involved. Just freeze for one hour and they’re ready to have as a Valentine’s Day treat!
How do you make yogurt covered strawberry hearts?
First, wash and cut your berries
Rinse the container of strawberries and spread out on a kitchen towel. Individually dry each strawberry with another hand towel or paper towel to make sure they are completely dry before dipping. This helps the yogurt sticks.
Then, create the festive heart shape by cutting a V-shaped notch on top of the strawberry and removing the stem.
Next, dip into the yogurt
Insert a fork into the top of the strawberry and dip half way into the greek yogurt and spin to fully coat strawberry.
Finally, add some toppings and freeze
Gently dip the strawberry into the toppings you choose. Then, place on a plate lined with parchment paper or wax paper and freeze for an hour.
What is the best yogurt to use?
I highly recommend using Greek yogurt as it is thicker than regular yogurt. Use nonfat Greek yogurt is you’re looking to cut calories or choose a whole milk option if you want a creamier, more decadent treat.
You can use any flavor of yogurt you like! I’ve found that vanilla or even fun flavors like strawberry cheesecake pair well here.
However, if you’re really not a fan of Greek yogurt, feel free to swap it for any yogurt you like. Plant-based yogurts would also work.
Customize it your way
These Yogurt Covered Strawberry Hearts are my favorite because you get to choose what toppings you want to dip them in. Try: mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, crushed oreos, chopped nuts, seeds, or sprinkles!
Get creative and use whatever you have on hand to make a delicious, last minute dessert!
Can you make yogurt covered strawberries in advance?
I will say, the texture of the strawberries is best when eaten right away after freezing. However, you can definitely make them ahead of time too.
Store any pre-made strawberries in the freezer until ready to eat. Once ready to serve, let the strawberries sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or microwave for 20 seconds to soften before eating.
Sometimes I like to make a big thing of these Yogurt Covered Strawberries, microwave a few, and enjoy as a guilt-free dessert. This microwave method is especially good for any strawberries dipped in mini chocolate chips as the chocolate gets slightly melty.
Are they healthy?
These bites have the perfect mix of protein from the yogurt and healthy carbohydrates from the fruit. Depending on what you use, one strawberry contains just 30 calories and 5 grams of carbs.
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- 1 pound (16 ounces) strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
- 1 - 5.3 oz container greek yogurt of your choice, (plain, vanilla, or any flavor you like)
- 1/4 cup toppings of your choice, (mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chopped nuts or seeds, sprinkles, chia seeds, ground flax seed, etc.)
- To create strawberry heart shapes, cut a V-shaped notch on top of the strawberry and remove the stem.
- Insert a fork into the top of the strawberry and dip half way into greek yogurt of choice and spin to fully coat strawberry. (Make sure strawberries are completely dry before dipping for best results).
- Roll in toppings of choice by gently dipping strawberries into toppings or sprinkling over top. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Freeze for 1 hour to let yogurt set and then serve. Store any leftovers in the freezer for up to 1 month and pop them out as desired.*
*You’ll want to let strawberries sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to soften before eating. You could also microwave for 20 seconds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: About 5 berries
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g