These chocolate covered blueberries are an easy healthy treat made in 15 minutes with basically 2 ingredients. Use fresh or dried blueberries, and you have options to add nuts or more berries.
Chocolate covered blueberries are a quick and easy nutritious berry snack covered in chocolate. It's so exciting to chomp into these chocolate blueberries and burst the juicy berry center. This post explains how to make chocolate covered blueberries although the ratio is quite simple, just 2 parts berries and 1 part chocolate. The result is a quick and easy healthy treat that is not high in calories and sugar. And like my sugared berries, these covered berries are perfect for the holidays.
Also like my chocolate covered cranberries , chocolate covered strawberries, my chocolate bark, and my chocolate covered chickpeas , these blueberry clusters are made with only two ingredients, chocolate or fruit, and are easy to carry further by adding nuts and yogurt.
Why You'll Love These Berries
Quick and easy chocolate covered berries recipe. Just melt chocolate and toss in the berries, and allow 15 minutes to set.
A Nourishing Snack. Blueberries are powerful antioxidants which are useful for fighting disease and rebuilding cells from use and aging. Dark chocolate covered blueberries are even higher in antioxidants.
Blueberries. Fresh berries are best, but dried blueberries work perfectly. Don't use frozen or the condensation will seize the chocolate.
Chocolate. Use either chocolate chips or a quality chocolate bar, at least 60% cacao.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete and printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Wash your blueberries with water and do so ahead of time and allow them to dry completely before letting them near chocolate or else the chocolate will coat in clumps and not look great.
Step 2: Microwave the chocolate for 1 minute and stir until all chocolate is melted. Or put the heat safe cup in a pot of boiling water to use a double boiler method.
Step 3: Pour melted chocolate over the blueberries, and stir until all are coated.
Step 4: Put two tablespoon-fulls of clumps on a parchment-lined pan and set in the refrigerator to set. This can be as fast as 15 minutes.
These clusters last 3 days in a sealed container at room temperature, then refrigerate after that for a week. They can be frozen for three months.
Scale the recipe. You can double or triple the recipe easily. A general ratio of ingredients is 2 parts blueberries and 1 part chocolate.
Make a chocolate covered blueberry bark. Instead of creating individual clusters, pour the melted chocolate berry mixture into a parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
Buy fresh blueberries organic. Also, blueberries should be bought organic because they tend to absorb loads of pesticides. Read more on the Ewg.org.
Using Fresh Blueberries vs. Dried blueberries. Fresh berries are more available, cheaper in season, low in sugar. Whereas dried blueberries will create a chewier bite, can be stored longer, and are similar to raisins.
To the melted chocolate mixture, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, or ½ teaspoons of extracts with flavor such as mint or orange, or even 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to create a shine to the chocolate.
Mix in chia seeds, hemp seeds or even puffed quinoa for an extra crunch.
Add whipped cashew cream along with the berries.
Yes, dark chocolate blueberries are healthy because the berries provide fiber and essential nutrients, while the dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants, iron, magnesium and more.
No you can't coat frozen blueberries with chocolate and expect the same result as with coating fresh berries. That is because frozen blueberries will collapse and inject water into the chocolate, causing it to seize and basically make a mess.
Yes, you can add the chocolate to a pyrex or heat-safe cup or bowl and either put it in a pot of boiling water (don't let water hit chocolate), or set it in the oven at 350 F.
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Chocolate Covered Blueberries (Fresh or Dried)
- 1 ½ cup chocolate chips (3 oz)
- 1 ¼ cup fresh blueberries (6 oz) or dried
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Rinse fresh blueberries and allow to dry or pat dry with a paper towel. They must be dry so leave overnight on a pan if possible.
- Microwave: Melt the chocolate chips in a pyrex measuring cup in a microwave at 60 second intervals.1 ½ cup chocolate chips (3 oz)
- Stovetop: Add the heat proof container holding the chocolate chips into a pot of boiling water. Be sure no water hits chocolate. Stir until chips are melted.
Mix & Set
- Fill bowl. Add dry fresh blueberries to a bowl. Add any optional ingredients now such as nuts.1 ¼ cup fresh blueberries (6 oz)
- Add chocolate & mix. Pour the melted chocolate over the blueberries in the bowl and stir until all are coated.
- Spoon clusters. Spoon overflowing tablespoons of mixture in clusters onto the pan.
- Chill to set. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Enjoy and store.