Winter Vegan Recipe Wednesday

February 6, 2013

The Healthy Voyager presents vegan chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's DayWinter is here; can you believe it? The bitter cold is settling in and that means we need hearty food to keep us warm. Of course, we also can’t forget those yummy sweets that also come with the season. To help you prepare for winter, every Wednesday we will post some delicious vegan recipes that will turn your season around and keep your palate asking for more. Enjoy!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, these vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries are the perfect way to celebrate the sexy holiday with your sweetheart. You can thank The Healthy Voyager for spicing up your special day in a healthy way.

Spice Up Your Night Chocolate Strawberries

6 ounces vegan chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons vegan heavy cream (1 block of silken tofu (12-ounces) and 1/2 cup of plain soy milk. Blend in blender until thick and creamy and there are no more lumps)
1 tablespoon vegan butter
1/8 teaspoon ground pure chili powder, such as ancho
10 large strawberries with long stems

In a heat-proof mixing bowl, add the chocolate, cream, and butter. Place over a smaller pot of simmering water. Be sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in the chili powder and mix until fully incorporated.
Hold each strawberry by the long stem and dip into the chocolate allowing the excess to drizzle back into the pan. Place chocolate covered strawberries on a parchment or waxed paper lined sheet tray. Once chocolate is cool, chill until fully set, about 30 minutes.

-Allyson Koerner

Photo Credit: The Healthy Voyager
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