Love at First Bite: A Valentine's Tale of Infused Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

This cannabis-infused recipe for a romantic Valentine’s treat like chocolate-dipped strawberries can be both fun and thoughtful. Here’s a simple recipe to follow, but please remember to use cannabis responsibly and ensure it’s legal in your jurisdiction before proceeding.


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, washed and dried
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
  • 2 tablespoons cannabis-infused coconut oil
  • Optional toppings: crushed nuts, sprinkles, or sea salt


  • Double boiler or microwave-safe bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  1. Prep the Strawberries: Ensure your strawberries are fully dry, as water can cause the chocolate to seize.

  2. Melt the Chocolate: Set up a double boiler by filling the bottom pot with a couple of inches of water and placing the top pot or bowl on top. Ensure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the top pot or bowl. Heat the water to a simmer. Add the chocolate and cannabis-infused coconut oil to the top pot or bowl, stirring occasionally until smooth and fully melted. If you’re using a microwave, combine the chocolate and cannabis oil in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until melted and smooth.

  3. Dip the Strawberries: Hold a strawberry by the stem or leaves, dip it into the melted chocolate, twirling gently to let any excess chocolate drip off. If the stem is too short, you can use a toothpick to dip.

  4. Add Toppings (Optional): After dipping, you can roll the chocolate-coated strawberry in your choice of toppings like crushed nuts or sprinkles, or simply sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top for a sweet and savory flavor.

  5. Set the Chocolate: Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.

  6. Chill: Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or until the chocolate is firm.

  7. Serving: Serve the strawberries on a platter or in a box as a special Valentine’s treat. Remember that these are infused with cannabis, so consume responsibly and be aware of the dosage.


  • Dosage: It’s important to know the potency of your cannabis-infused coconut oil and adjust your recipe accordingly to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Start with a small amount if you’re unsure of the potency.
  • Storage: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’re best enjoyed within 48 hours.

Enjoy your homemade cannabis-infused chocolate-dipped strawberries for a special and relaxing Valentine’s treat!

The Sweet History of Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are a luxurious treat that combines the natural sweetness and tartness of fresh strawberries with the rich, velvety texture of chocolate. This delightful pairing has become a symbol of romance, indulgence, and celebration. But have you ever wondered how this exquisite treat came to be? Let’s delve into the history of chocolate-covered strawberries and discover the journey of this beloved confection.

Origins of Chocolate and Strawberries

To understand the history of chocolate-covered strawberries, we must first look at the individual histories of chocolate and strawberries. Chocolate has been around for thousands of years, with its earliest known use by the Maya and Aztec civilizations in Mesoamerica. Initially consumed as a bitter beverage mixed with spices or wine, chocolate was highly valued for its invigorating properties and was often associated with the elite and the divine.

Strawberries, on the other hand, have been enjoyed since ancient times, with wild varieties being consumed by early civilizations. The garden strawberry, as we know it today, was first cultivated in France in the 18th century, resulting from cross-breeding North American and Chilean varieties. This new variety was larger and more flavorful, quickly becoming a popular fruit in Europe.

The Birth of a Delicacy

The exact origin of chocolate-covered strawberries is somewhat ambiguous, but it is generally believed to have been created in the 1960s in the United States. The treat is often attributed to Lorraine Lorusso, who introduced them at a boutique called “Stop and Shop” in Chicago. She dipped fresh strawberries into tempered chocolate, creating a simple yet elegant dessert that quickly gained popularity.

This innovative combination capitalized on the growing accessibility of fresh fruits and the increasing popularity of chocolate as a confectionary ingredient in post-war America. The treat was initially a luxurious item often associated with special occasions and celebrations, reflecting the indulgence and sophistication of chocolate and the freshness and delicacy of strawberries.

A Symbol of Romance and Celebration

Chocolate-covered strawberries have become synonymous with romantic gestures, especially around Valentine’s Day and anniversaries. The combination of strawberries, which are often associated with Venus, the goddess of love, due to their heart shape and red color, and chocolate, which has long been considered an aphrodisiac, makes for a potent symbol of love and affection.

Moreover, the versatility of chocolate-covered strawberries has allowed for various adaptations, including the use of different types of chocolate, such as milk, dark, and white, and the addition of various toppings, like nuts, sprinkles, and edible gold leaf. This adaptability has made them a popular choice for weddings, bridal showers, and other celebratory events.

A Culinary Art

Creating chocolate-covered strawberries involves more than just dipping fruit into chocolate. The process requires tempering the chocolate to ensure it has a smooth, glossy finish and snaps when bitten into. The strawberries must be perfectly ripe and thoroughly dried to prevent the chocolate from seizing. The artistry involved in making these treats, along with the endless possibilities for decoration and customization, has elevated them from a simple dessert to a culinary art form.