Super simple and ridiculously tasty; these chocolate covered blueberries are a fantastic snack or dessert and are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Reasons to Love this Recipe
- They are the ultimate 5 min, simple ingredient dessert
- Bite size, to suit all appetites
- Easy to make and the perfect recipe for getting kids into the kitchen.
- A healthier dessert option with all the goodness of blueberries
Watch How to Make them (Video)
- BLUEBERRIES: Make sure to use fresh, ripe blueberries. Frozen blueberries are too wet and may cause the chocolate to seize.
- CHOCOLATE: This recipe uses dark chocolate but milk chocolate will also work. You can use chocolate chips, drops or a block/bar.
- COCONUT OIL: Adding coconut oil to the chocolate helps the chocolate to melt more smoothly and makes it beautifully shiny. It also softens it a little so when you bite into the cluster, the chocolate doesn't crack and fall off. However, it isn't essential, you can skip it or replace with any neutral tasting oil.
- CINNAMON: Cinnamon helps intensify the flavour of the blueberries. It is optional, skip if you wish.
- LEMON ZEST: Blueberry and lemon go really well together. The lemon zest adds to the flavour and the appearance of these blueberry clusters. You can substitute with sprinkles, to make it fun for kids, or top with finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut.
Process Shots and Expert Tips
- MELTING THE CHOCOLATE:
- You can use a double boiler but I find the microwave easier.
- If you are using a bar of chocolate make sure to break the chocolate up into similar sized pieces.
- Place chocolate in a microwavable bowl with the coconut oil. Microwave, stirring the chocolate every 15 seconds until the chocolate is just melted. Timings will vary depending on microwave but I found it took around 30-45 seconds.
- Be careful not to get any water into the chocolate (e.g. from a wet spoon), this will cause the chocolate to seize.
- ADDING THE BLUEBERRIES:
- Make sure the blueberries are FULLY DRY before adding to the chocolate. If there is any moisture the chocolate will seize.
- Use ROOM TEMPERATURE blueberries. I've tried this recipe using blueberries straight from the fridge and found it caused the chocolate to harden too quickly resulting in one giant blueberry cluster!
- Gently stir the blueberries into the chocolate, you don't want any of the blueberries to break.
- FORMING CLUSTERS
- Take a spoonful of blueberries and gently place on prepared baking sheet. 5-6 blueberries produces a good snacking sized cluster.
- You may wish to coat individual blueberries or make smaller / bigger clusters.
- Alternatively you may wish to pour the mixture onto the tray and spread out in one layer to make a chocolate blueberry bark.
Chocolate Blueberries for Babies
These chocolate covered blueberries are not recommended for babies and toddlers. The round shape and size of a blueberry makes it a choking hazard. They should be squished into a disc shape before serving to babies. In addition, it is better not to serve chocolate until closer to your child's second birthday because of the added sugar and caffeine.
- REFRIGERATE: Store in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days
- FREEZE: Freeze on baking tray until solid, transfer to ziplock bag and freeze for up to 1 month.
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Chocolate Covered Blueberries
- 80g (½ cup) Dark Chocolate
- 1½ teaspoons Coconut Oil
- ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 125g (1 cup) Blueberries
- 1 Lemon, zest of
- Line a baking sheet with parchment/baking paper.
- Place chocolate and coconut oil in microwave proof bowl. Microwave, stirring every 15-20 seconds until melted and smooth.
- Stir in the cinnamon and then add the blueberries. Gently stir to fully coat the berries.
- Take a spoonful of the chocolate blueberries (around 5-6 berries) and gently place on the prepared baking tray. Repeat until the mixture is used up.
- Place in the refrigerator or freezer until set.
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