Chocolate Covered Blueberries

// Satisfy your sweet cravings with Chocolate Covered Blueberries: fresh, elegant, and ready in 35 minutes! Perfect for any occasion.



Chocolate Covered Blueberries are irresistibly delectable with a hint of lemon zest. Bursting with the goodness of fresh and luscious blueberries, the freshness of lemon, and the sweetness of white chocolate, these bite-sized treats effortlessly combine elegance and simplicity.

Made with just 5 simple ingredients, these treats are a testament to the magic that can happen when you marry the sweet creaminess of white chocolate with the juiciness of fresh blueberries. 

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Plus, they are ready in just 35 minutes, where 5 minutes are for cooking and 30 minutes for chilling.

Whether you are planning a fancy soirée or just hankering for a little something sweet, these Chocolate Covered Blueberries are perfect to indulge in.

About Chocolate Covered Blueberries

Chocolate-covered blueberries are cherished for their delightful amalgamation of flavors and textures. Imagine plump, succulent blueberries lovingly encased in a smooth, velvety layer of lemon-flavored white chocolate.

It’s a combination made in dessert heaven because the blueberries, lemon, and white chocolate are just made for each other. These bite-sized delights are not only strikingly enticing; they are also an explosion of various flavors and textures in your mouth. Ideal for a spontaneous dessert or an afternoon snack, these bites are simple, quick, and easy to make.

The best part? You only need five simple ingredients: white chocolate (dark or milk chocolate can also be used), fresh blueberries, and a touch of lemon zest, lemon oil/extract, and coconut oil.

Within just 5 minutes, you can whip up a batch of these mouth-watering tidbits that will leave your taste glands dancing with joy.

I have made this recipe using white chocolate, but it can easily be customized with other chocolates. So whether you are a fan of white, dark, or milk chocolate, there is a chocolate-covered blueberry recipe to suit your taste.

I have delicately flavored these bites with lemon flavor; you can also opt for other flavors of your choice.

When it comes to delightful desserts that effortlessly combine elegance and simplicity, chocolate-covered fruits definitely take center stage. Whether it’s chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered grapes, chocolate pomegranate bites, chocolate covered kiwi, or any other fruity chocolatey treat, the irresistible charm of chocolate with fruits always comes as a winner.

These Chocolate Covered Blueberries

✔︎ are quick and easy to make

✔︎ are great for last-minute dessert cravings

✔︎ have an elegant appearance

✔︎ can be made with dried blueberries

✔︎ have a delicious taste

✔︎ are versatile

✔︎ can be made with all types of chocolates

✔︎ have a refreshing variation

✔︎ are perfect for parties or get-togethers

✔︎ can be prepared in advance

✔︎ can be customized with different toppings

✔︎ are a satisfying and mindful dessert option

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Ingredients

  • Fresh Blueberries: Fresh blueberries are the key ingredient in this recipe. Their natural juiciness and sweetness complement the white chocolate perfectly. When it comes to blueberries, choose plump, juicy, and firm ones with a deep blue hue.

They add delightful flavor to every bite.

  • White or Milk Chocolate: I have used white chocolate in this recipe because it offers creamy sweetness to these bites. Ensure that you use high-quality chocolate, as the quality will significantly impact the final taste.

If you prefer a more traditional chocolate taste leaning towards richness, you can also opt for milk chocolate. Alternatively, you can use dark chocolate if you don’t mind a bitter taste. Both chocolate bars and chips can be used here.

  • Lemon Flavor: For a refreshing twist with bright and citrusy flavors, I have added lemon zest and a few drops of lemon oil to infuse the chocolate-covered blueberries. You can also use lemon extract for a zesty aroma and a subtle hint of lemon flavor.

  • Coconut Oil: A small amount of coconut oil is added to the white chocolate to achieve the ideal consistency for coating the blueberries. This addition of coconut oil ensures that the chocolate smoothly coats the blueberries, giving them a luscious and glossy finish.

If your white chocolate is already pourable, you can omit the coconut oil.

You can also enhance the taste of your chocolate-covered blueberry recipe by incorporating these delicious blueberry recipes: blueberry toast for a quick breakfast, Classic blueberry pie, blueberry overnight oats for a nutritious morning start, banana blueberry baked oatmeal for a wholesome twist, blueberry chia seed pudding as a guilt-free dessert, and quick and easy blueberry muffins to enjoy alongside your chocolate-covered blueberries.

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Variation

Frozen Chocolate Covered Blueberries

If you enjoy frosty treats, then freeze these Chocolate Covered Blueberries. They make a wonderful snack or dessert option for gatherings. After coating the blueberries in chocolate, place them in the freezer.

Frozen Chocolate Covered Blueberries can be stored for up to three months.

Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries Recipe

If you love the bittersweet notes of dark chocolate, then you can try making dark chocolate-covered blueberries. The deep richness of dark chocolate beautifully complements the natural sweetness of the blueberries.

To make this version, simply swap white chocolate with dark chocolate. This version is also considered healthier due to the antioxidants found in dark chocolate.

Orange White Chocolate Covered Blueberries

If you love exploring citrusy flavors, then try this zesty and refreshing variation of Orange White Chocolate Covered Blueberries. Simply swap lemon zest with orange zest and lemon oil/extract with orange extract/oil.

This citrusy delight is great for those who love a touch of tang in their desserts.

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Topping suggestions

I didn’t top these chocolate-covered blueberries with anything. If you want some topping ideas, here are some customizable options for you:

  • Crackers/Cookies – For an added delightful crunch, crushed crackers and cookies such as digestive, graham crackers, Biscoff cookies, and Oreos can be sprinkled on top of these bites.

  • Seeds – For a textural contrast, you can sprinkle some tasty seeds such as flaxseeds, chia, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds.

  • Dried berries – You can sprinkle some dried berries like raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, or blueberries for a more fruity flavor.

  • Nuts – To introduce a nutty dimension, you can top them with chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds, peanuts, or walnuts.

  • Nut butter – For added richness, you can drizzle them with nut butter to make them taste richer. You can use almond butter, peanut butter, or pistachio butter for drizzling.

Serving Tips

Chocolate Covered Blueberries are incredibly versatile. You can serve these bites chilled or at room temperature along with your favorite coffee or blueberry pie smoothie.

If you like them firm, it is advised to serve them chilled for that satisfying snap of the chocolate straight from the refrigerator. Or if you prefer them at room temperature, let them sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften the chocolate slightly.

They are also perfect for picnics, hikes, or snacking on the go. Wrap each cluster in parchment paper, then place them in a small container or a ziplock bag, and enjoy them.

If you are planning to serve them as treats at a special occasion or event, feel free to decorate them in a fancier way.

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Storage Suggestions

Once these chocolate-covered blueberries are set, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 2-3 days in this cool environment.

Freezing: If you want to enjoy them for a longer time, you’re in for a treat because these Chocolate Covered Blueberries freeze well. Frozen chocolate-covered blueberries stay fresh for up to three months.

To freeze, individually wrap each bite in plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn. Then, place them in a freezer-safe airtight container or a ziplock bag. This way, you can have a stash of these delicious treats ready whenever a sweet craving strikes.

When you are ready to eat, simply enjoy them frozen or thaw them overnight in the refrigerator.

Expert Tips & Tricks to make the best Chocolate Covered Blueberries 

  1. Microwave Chocolate Melting: When melting chocolate in a microwave, make sure to always use a microwave-safe bowl.

  2. Melting Chocolate: If you prefer, you can use a double-boiler to melt the chocolate.

  3. Chocolate: I have used white chocolate for this recipe, but you can also use other chocolates such as dark or milk chocolate. You can even use a combination of high-quality dark, milk, and white chocolate. Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate to suit your taste.

  4. Toppings: I didn’t sprinkle these bites with any fancy toppings, but to make them look fancier or give them additional texture, flavor, and taste, you can use coconut flakes, dried berries, toasted almond flakes, or roasted pistachios.

  5. Freezing: If you want to store these treats for a longer period, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. To freeze, wrap each bite in plastic wrap and then place them in a ziplock bag or an airtight container and freeze.

  6. Presentation: Consider adding toppings such as crushed crackers, nuts, nut butter drizzles, seeds, or dried fruits to your chocolate-covered blueberries.

  7. Muffin Cups: I simply place the clusters on parchment paper, but you can also place the chocolate-covered blueberries individually on the parchment paper. Alternatively, you can use either a muffin tin with paper liners or silicone muffin cups for this recipe.

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FAQ

How do I make Vegan Chocolate Covered Blueberries?

To make these succulent bites vegan, simply replace the white chocolate with vegan white chocolate. The rest of the recipe will remain the same.

How to Choose the Best Blueberries?

When buying blueberries for making this dessert, make sure to choose plump, juicy, and firm berries with a deep blue hue. Freshness is key to achieving the best taste and texture in your Chocolate Covered Blueberries. Avoid blueberries that are overly ripe and soft.

Can White Chocolate Covered Blueberries Be Prepared in Advance?

You can absolutely make these treats in advance. Just follow the recipe as suggested. To store, wrap each bite tightly in plastic wrap and transfer them to an airtight container or a ziplock bag, and refrigerate them for 2-3 days.

When you are ready to enjoy them, simply take them out of the refrigerator and serve them chilled or at room temperature.

Are Chocolate Covered Blueberries Healthy?

White chocolate isn’t considered healthy, but dark chocolate certainly is. Dark chocolate has potential health benefits due to the antioxidants found in it. So, to make them healthier, opt for dark chocolate-covered blueberries.

Can I use frozen blueberries for this recipe?

Fresh blueberries are recommended for the best results in Chocolate Covered Blueberries. Frozen blueberries may release excess moisture when thawed, affecting the texture of the chocolate coating. However, you can experiment with frozen blueberries if you prefer.

Can I use other types of chocolate for this recipe, such as candy melts?

Certainly, you can use candy melts for this recipe. Candy melts come in various colors and flavors, so you can use your favorite color and flavor.


Chocolate Covered Blueberries (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Chocolate Covered Blueberries

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, gently melt the finely chopped chocolate. Stir in the coconut oil until well combined. If using a microwave, heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until it's smooth and fully melted. If using a double boiler, place the chocolate and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and stir until completely melted.
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  3. Once the chocolate is velvety and smooth, incorporate the lemon zest and lemon extract or lemon oil, adjusting to your desired level of zestiness. The lemon infusion adds a delightful twist to the chocolate. Add the fresh blueberries into the luscious melted chocolate mixture, ensuring each berry is evenly coated.
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  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Carefully scoop out the blueberries, either in clusters of about four berries or individually. Ensure they do not touch each other to prevent sticking, and sprinkle each cluster with lemon zest. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened and the blueberries are set. If you prefer a quicker setting, you can use the freezer.
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  7. Once the chocolate has set, you can enjoy the chocolate-covered blueberries immediately or transfer them to an airtight container for later. They make a delightful snack or dessert and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days until you're ready to serve.
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Chocolate Covered Blueberries [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Satisfy your sweet cravings with Chocolate Covered Blueberries: fresh, elegant, and ready in 35 minutes! Perfect for any occasion.
★★★★★
(Rating: 5 from 5 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
P10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts International 12 bites
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
164 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chocolate Covered Blueberries
  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries, thoroughly washed and dried
  • 9 ounces of high-quality white or milk chocolate (or a combination of both), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract or a few drops of lemon oil (adjust to your taste)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Chocolate Covered Blueberries
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or using a double boiler, gently melt the finely chopped chocolate. Stir in the coconut oil until well combined. If using a microwave, heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until it's smooth and fully melted. If using a double boiler, place the chocolate and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and stir until completely melted.
  2. Once the chocolate is velvety and smooth, incorporate the lemon zest and lemon extract or lemon oil, adjusting to your desired level of zestiness. The lemon infusion adds a delightful twist to the chocolate. Add the fresh blueberries into the luscious melted chocolate mixture, ensuring each berry is evenly coated.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Carefully scoop out the blueberries, either in clusters of about four berries or individually. Ensure they do not touch each other to prevent sticking, and sprinkle each cluster with lemon zest. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened and the blueberries are set. If you prefer a quicker setting, you can use the freezer.
  4. Once the chocolate has set, you can enjoy the chocolate-covered blueberries immediately or transfer them to an airtight container for later. They make a delightful snack or dessert and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days until you're ready to serve.

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NOTES:

  1. Feel free to customize by adding additional ingredients such as crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or a dusting of cocoa powder for enhanced texture and flavor.
  2. Adding lemon flavor is optional but highly recommended, as it imparts a refreshing citrusy note that harmonizes beautifully with the sweet chocolate and blueberries.
  3. You can adjust the quantity of flavoring to suit your taste preferences.


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