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Luscious dark chocolate and sweet blueberries combine in this recipe into a wonderful dessert that you can actually feel good about enjoying.

Chocolate-Covered Blueberries on a plate

Look how pretty these homemade treats are! make them with fresh blueberries and with extra-dark chocolate. The only other addition is a little avocado oil. Yes, only three ingredients!

And you can use even darker chocolate if you’d like. I’ve gone up to 90% cacao, adding a bit of stevia. Having one of these chocolate-covered blueberries with an espresso after my dinner is such a wonderful treat.

The ingredients needed for this recipe

You’ll only need three (possibly four) ingredients to make this tasty treat. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:

Dark chocolate: The darker you can go and still enjoy it, the better. I usually use 85%, but I’ve gone as dark as 90%, sometimes adding a few drops of stevia.

Avocado oil: It slightly softens the chocolate, so that it’s not so brittle when you bite into the final dish. You can also use coconut oil or melted unsalted butter.

Sweetener: This is purely optional. But when I use truly dark chocolate, I sometimes add a little stevia, to equal about 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Fresh blueberries: You should pick large, firm blueberries for this recipe. I don’t recommend using frozen blueberries – see the discussion below.

How to make chocolate-covered blueberries

It’s such an easy recipe – one of my easiest keto desserts. Scroll down to the recipe card for the full instructions. But the basics are simple:

1. Your first step is to wash the blueberries and spread them on paper towels to dry. They should be completely dry when you add them to the melted chocolate (or the chocolate will seize), so give them an hour or so to dry.

2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Do so in 30-second increments and stir after each microwave session. Chocolate burns easily, so stop microwaving when most of the chocolate is melted, then stir to melt the rest of it.

3. Stir the oil and the stevia (if using) into the melted chocolate.

4. Add the blueberries to the melted chocolate and gently stir to coat.

5. Spoon clusters if the coated blueberries into a wax-paper-lined plate. I typically make 8 clusters, each with 6-7 blueberries.

6. Refrigerate the clusters until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

How to make chocolate-covered blueberries, a recipe collage

Can I use frozen blueberries?

I use fresh blueberries and haven’t experimented with using frozen blueberries. But frozen blueberries are often quite mushy. So, unfortunately, I can’t recommend using them in this recipe.

I reserve frozen blueberries for making shakes and smoothies. I don’t like using them in recipes that require whole blueberries, whether this recipe or recipes that require baking them such as keto blueberry muffins.

How to store chocolate-covered blueberries

You can keep them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to two days.

Once you refrigerate them, it’s important to take them out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you plan on eating them.

I’m sure you already know that chocolate is never very good when refrigerated. It needs to be at room temperature.

Similar recipes that you might enjoy

These super unique and tasty chocolate mint leaves are such a delight. It’s fun to make them, too!

And another good chocolate recipe is this easy recipe for dark chocolate bark. It makes a great hostess gift. 

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Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Luscious dark chocolate and sweet blueberries combine in this recipe into a wonderful dessert that you can actually feel good about enjoying.

Prep Time1 hr 15 mins

Rest time30 mins

Total Time1 hr 45 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: blueberries, chocolate

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 80kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries big and firm (5 oz)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips 85% cacao (3 oz)
  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon stevia glycrite optional (equals about 2 tablespoons sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash the blueberries in a colander, then spread them on paper towels to dry. Allow them to dry completely, about 1 hour.

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second sessions, stirring after each session. You’ll likely need 3 sessions to melt it completely.

  • Stir the avocado oil and the sweetener (if using) into the melted chocolate.

  • Add the dry blueberries to the melted chocolate. Stir gently with a spoon to ensure they are well coated.

  • Using the same spoon, transfer clusters of the mixture into a large, wax-paper-lined plate. In total, when using large blueberries and measuring out 6-7 of them per cluster, you should get 8 clusters.

  • If you have any leftover melted chocolate in the bowl, you can now drizzle some of it on top of each cluster.

  • Refrigerate the clusters until the chocolate is set, 20-30 minutes. Keep them in the fridge for up to two days, and remove the portion you want to eat from the fridge 30 minutes before enjoying (unless your house is super hot).

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Nutrition Facts

Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Amount Per Serving (1 cluster)

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Fat 4g6%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 1mg0%

Carbohydrates 7g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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