Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Pretzel Sticks



Unlike most chocolate, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant polyphenols such as epicatechin, which is found in green tea and wine. It’s also good to reduce inflammation – a good post-workout snack? Maybe… or a good excuse to eat dark chocolate.

Research has shown that a mere 30 calories a day of dark chocolate results in a small but important reduction in blood pressure. Combined with the olive oil in this recipe, you’ll also get plenty of oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries & Pretzels

PREP TIME: 10 Minutes + 5 Mins in the fridge


  • 1/2 lb of Dark Chocolate (Either chips or baking)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil (Or Veggie)
  • Box of Strawberries
  • Bag of Long-Stick Pretzels (Preferably Whole-Wheat)

Melt the chocolate with the oil in the microwave. Heat it in 10-second intervals and stir in between. The oil keeps the chocolate shiny. Dip the fruit or pretzels in the melted chocolate so that they’re two-thirds covered. Place them on waxed paper and then refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Per Serving (1 Chocolate Dipped Strawberry)

30 Calories * 0g Protein * 4g Carbs *2.5g Fat