Looking for a fruit and chocolate dessert that's out of this world? You're going to love these dark chocolate covered blueberries. Plump, tart, and juicy berries are coated in the bitter-sweet flavors of chocolate creating an explosion of flavors!
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Chocolate dipped blueberries or blueberry clusters make a healthy treat to indulge your sweet tooth without feeling guilty. Both blueberries and dark chocolate are a great source of antioxidants, making this treat both nutritious and delicious!
They're also super simple to make! You need only three simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of active time to make them.
They work perfectly to enjoy on their own as a snack or add them to a healthy charcuterie board or fruit tray for a juicy, chocolatey surprise!
This recipe was inspired by my chocolate covered pineapple recipe! If you're looking for more chocolate and fruit combinations try my chocolate covered blackberries, cherry chocolate dump cake, or chocolate cherry cookies.
All you need are three simple ingredients to make blueberries dipped in chocolate. Here's a closer look at what you need:
- Chocolate: You can use chips, melting wafers, or chopped chocolate. My personal favorite is Ghiradelli dark melting chocolate.
- Coconut oil: I prefer to add a bit of coconut oil to the chocolate because it helps keep the chocolate nice and thin. This makes it easier for excess to drip off through the dipping spoon easily.
- Blueberries: I love using fresh blueberries for dipping but you can also use dried blueberries or frozen.
See the recipe card for the quantities of each ingredient.
Substitutions and Variations
Looking for some ways to take your blueberries with chocolate over the top? Here are some ideas for inspiration.
- Layers of chocolate: Dip them more them once to add more layers of chocolate surrounding your fresh blueberries. Let them set up slightly before dipping again.
- Different types of chocolate: Use white chocolate, milk chocolate, or semisweet chocolate! You can even use types of chocolate to create layers or dip in one type of chocolate and drizzle with another. White chocolate and dark chocolate make a great combination!
- Make chocolate blueberry clusters. Place dipped berries in groups of three and four so they will stick together. Then dip again as a group and then top with a touch of sea salt.
- Dried blueberries: You can use dried blueberries similar to chocolate covered raisins!
- Enjoy frozen chocolate covered blueberries! After you're done dipping freeze them on the baking pan and then transfer to a freezer-safe container. Enjoy them straight from the freezer.
- Add some nuts or sprinkles! Immediately after placing the blueberries on your tray sprinkle them with some finely chopped nuts or sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Blueberries
Here is a look at the main steps for making these chocolate dipped berries! Be sure to check the detailed recipe in the recipe card.
Before you get started, line a baking sheet or plate with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Stir the chocolate mixture after cooking and continue heating and stirring until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Add some blueberries to the melted chocolate and use a spoon to lift each berry out of the chocolate individually or several at a time to make clusters.
- Lay the berries on your prepared tray and allow them to set.
- Serve up your chocolate blueberries in a bowl on their own or mixed with fresh undipped berries.
Hint: This Chocolate Dipping Tool is extremely helpful as it allows the extra chocolate to drip off. You can also use a regular spoon or a slotted spoon.
Since these are made using fresh fruit they can't be stored at room temperature. For best results, store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
They can also be frozen for up to a month and enjoyed right out of the freezer.
Expert Tips and FAQS
- Dry berries. Be sure your berries are completely dry before dipping them. Water may cause the chocolate to seize. I like to wash and dry my berries overnight to ensure they are super dry.
- Stir the chocolate between each 15-second interval. This prevents the chocolate from overheating and seizing.
- When dipping into different flavored chocolates to make layers, allow each layer to be set up first before adding another layer.
Yes, they do! If you love the flavors of chocolate dipped strawberries you will definitely love these!
Yes you can use frozen berries for this recipe, but I would cover them in chocolate with a spoon rather than adding them to the bowl as the moisture from the berries will cause the chocolate to seize.
Yes! This is a great way to take your chocolate blueberries up a notch! I especially like dipping in white chocolate and then adding a dark chocolate drizzle or reverse it for white over the dark!
The tart, yet sweet flavors of blueberries work well with all types of chocolate but I especially find they work well with the sharp, bitter, lightly sweet flavors of dark chocolate.
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Chocolate Covered Blueberries
- 10 oz dark chocolate chips chopped chocolate or melting wafers (I like Guirdelli dark melting chocolate)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil optional, to thin chocolate
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- Prepare a tray, baking sheet or plate by lining with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the dark chocolate and coconut oil and heat in the microwave in 15 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir between each interval.
- Add some blueberries to the melted chocolate and use a spoon to lift each berry out of the chocolate and on to the prepared tray.
- Allow the berries to set and serve.