Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Coconut Flakes

Happy New Year! Why not bring in the New Year with my favorite snack; Chocolate covered Strawberries with Coconut Flakes. While I am aware of the crisis that brew within the Cocoa industry. One should always be conscious of their buying choices. I was extra conscious than usual of my buying choices. According to CNN, more than 72% of the World’s cocoa is grown in Ivory Coast; the cocoa industry supports about 3.5 million people in Ivory Coast. In total around the world, the chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year. With the growing crisis of child-labor and unpaid wages, and efforts being made to tackle this crisis. A lot can still be done to improve the lives of cocoa-farmers, child labor and poverty in the chocolate industry in Africa and around the world. If you have time, please watch the video to learn more.

Ingredients

  • Toothpicks
  • Chocolate (2) bags
  • 2 pounds of Organic Strawberries
  • 1 bag of Coconut flakes
  • Refrigerator or Cool air

Directions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash strawberries and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Melt the chocolate (5min).
  4. Stir chocolate occasionally until smooth.
  5. Insert toothpicks into the top of strawberries.
  6. Dip the strawberries in melted chocolate.
  7. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Use Coconut flakes as garnish and flavor.
  9. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.
  10. Enjoy.

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