Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites

// Quick, no-bake Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites: packed with antioxidants, vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for snacks or dessert.



Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites are super delicious and easy-to-make treats using just 4 healthy ingredients. Packed with fiber and antioxidants, this no-bake sweet treat is very easy to make.

This easy chocolate raspberry bites recipe is a treat for any occasion. Enjoy them as an afterschool snack, as dessert, or even as an indulgent breakfast treat.

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Overhead view of chocolate covered raspberry bites with white and dark chocolate drizzle on a plate, accompanied by fresh strawberries

With just 4 handy ingredients and 5 minutes of your time, you can make these convenient no-bake raspberry bites.

Love chocolate and fruit pairings? Then this chocolate raspberry bites recipe is calling your name.

Chia seeds mixed with raspberries create the squishy jam center, covered with dark chocolate chips for the perfect bite-sized treat!

About Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites

Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Bites are an easy dessert that beautifully blends fresh fruit and chocolate indulgence. These simple, healthy, and delicious bites need only 4 ingredients, and it’s highly likely you have them all on hand.

Just like any other berry, chocolate and raspberry is a delightful combination. These easy bites are an ideal combination of tangy, sweet, and crunchy, making them a healthy treat for any time of the day.

Prepared with fresh raspberries, chia seeds, maple syrup, and both dark and white chocolate, this chocolate covered raspberry recipe makes a beautiful, easy, wholesome sweet treat that everyone will love.

Not only do these bites have an extraordinary taste and texture, but they are also full of nutrients.

This chocolate raspberry dessert is super easy and quick to make, with no baking required for this healthy treat. Plus, there’s no added sugar, so you can make these chocolate fruity treats with kids.

Stack of chocolate-covered raspberry bites with dark and white chocolate drizzle on a blue plate, with strawberries in the background.

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t love the combination of fruit and chocolate? I haven’t. The classic combination of fruits and chocolate has been beloved for years, and for good reason!

If you give me fruit and chocolate, the first thing I will do is dip the fruits in chocolate. Maybe it’s just me, but I love all types of chocolate-covered fruits. I love classic chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate pomegranate bites, chocolate covered blueberries, and chocolate covered kiwis, oranges, and many more.

Recently, I tried my hand at this viral recipe for chocolate-covered raspberry bites, and I must say, I am completely enamored with it.

If you also love chocolate desserts or enjoy chocolate covered fruit recipes, these chocolate-covered raspberry chia bites are all you need in your life.

Loaded with essential nutrients, they are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings at any time of the day.

Just try them once, and these no-bake delights are sure to become your go-to for quick, satisfying, and nutritious snacking.

These Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites:

✓ Are quick and easy to make

✓ Balance healthfulness with decadence

✓ Require minimal ingredients

✓ Are rich in antioxidants

✓ Are loved by everyone

✓ Can be frozen

✓ Are no-bake

✓ Are gluten free and vegan

✓ Are suitable for parties and get-togethers

✓ Can be made with any fruits or berries

✓ Are a perfect afternoon snack

✓ Pair well with all drinks

✓ Are easily customizable

✓ Are ideal for late-night sweet cravings

Hand holding a chocolate covered raspberry bite with white and dark chocolate drizzle, with strawberries and a pink background.

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries: The star ingredient of this Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites are raspberries. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, they add natural sweetness and tartness to these bites. The flavors of raspberries complement the richness of chocolate perfectly.

Fresh organic raspberries work best for this recipe, but you can also use frozen raspberries. If using frozen, make sure to thaw them before mashing and mixing with chia seeds.

  • Maple Syrup: To sweeten the filling, I have used maple syrup, but you can also use honey or agave in this recipe.

  • Chia Seeds: A main ingredient for these bites, chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition. They not only form the base and boost the bites with fiber content but also give the raspberry filling a jam-like texture.

  • Melted Chocolate: I have used both dark chocolate and white chocolate for dipping the bites. You can use any chocolate of your choice. Just remember to choose high-quality chocolate for a rich, indulgent coating.

Instead of real chocolate, you can also use chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites:

1. Mash the raspberries into a pulp. Add in the chia seeds and let the mixture thicken in the refrigerator. This resting process transforms the raspberry and chia seed mix into a jammy, scoopable filling.

2. Once the filling is ready, spoon the raspberry mixture onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Freeze until firm.

3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or a double boiler, and let it cool slightly before dipping the raspberry bites.

4. Dip each frozen bite into the melted chocolate, then place them back on the tray.

5. Drizzle the chocolate-covered bites with more melted chocolate and let the chocolate set in the refrigerator before enjoying these delectable bites. Enjoy them chilled.

Variations

Mixed Berry Chocolate Bites

In this version, instead of using just raspberries, you can use a mix of berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Vegan and Dairy-Free Version

The chocolate I’ve used here is vegan-friendly. So, if you want to make a vegan version, ensure that you are using dairy-free chocolate or chocolate chips for the chocolate coating.

Coconut Raspberry Bites

To make this version, swap the chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of desiccated coconut. The addition of coconut gives them a nutty and tropical flavor. Also, add 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil to the raspberry filling before chilling.

This will add more tropical flavors and help the bites hold their shape.

Sugar-Free Version

If you’re following a sugar-free diet, then use sugar-free dark chocolate for coating. You can also use 94% dark chocolate here, as the higher percentage of dark chocolate reduces the overall sugar content.

Using Frozen Raspberries

If you plan to use frozen raspberries, then thoroughly thaw them before mashing. Once they are at room temperature, drain the excess liquid and mash them.

Storage and Freezing

Once they are set, you can store these chocolate-covered raspberry bites in the refrigerator in an airtight container. For storage, simply place them in a single layer on a parchment-lined plate or tray and refrigerate for up to three days.

They can also be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. To serve frozen bites, thaw them at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

These healthy chocolate-covered raspberry bites are both pretty to look at and delicious to eat. For an extravagant fruit-inspired brunch, enjoy them alongside pomegranate toast, peach toast, and blueberry toast. Pair them with strawberry milk, blueberry pie smoothie, or even a strawberry milkshake, or mango milkshake.

They are perfect as a snack or dessert. Serve them as a frozen sweet treat or chilled for a softer texture.

They also make a great dessert for parties or get-togethers, alongside other chocolate or fruit desserts like orange chocolate covered slices, chocolate covered kiwi, Strawberry Yogurt bark, Chocolate Banana bark.

Tips, Tricks, and Variations for Making Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites

  1. Wash Raspberries: Before using them in this recipe, make sure to wash the raspberries by letting cool water run over them. Then let them dry on a tea towel before mashing.

  2. Seeds: Instead of chia seeds, you can also use flaxseeds in this recipe.

  3. Raspberry Chia Jam: If you want a jam-like taste in these bites, you can mix thick raspberry chia jam with raspberries to make raspberry jam bites.

  4. Shape: I have shaped them like cookies, but you can also scoop them into balls or shape them into cups using a silicone mold or muffin cups.

  5. Chocolate: I have used both dark and white chocolate for coating. You can use any chocolate of your choice for coating. A combination of dark, milk, or white chocolate can also be used for coating.

  6. Frozen raspberries covered in chocolate: For a variation, instead of mashing, you can also dip frozen raspberries in melted chocolate.

  7. Melting Chocolate: For melting chocolate, you can either use a microwave or melt it in a double boiler. Make sure to use a microwave safe bowl when melting chocolate in the microwave.

  8. Freeze: Ensure that the raspberry filling is completely frozen before dipping it into the melted chocolate.

  9. Topping: For a bit more texture and taste, you can also sprinkle these bites with flaky sea salt or dried raspberries.

  10. Coconut Oil: If you want a smooth shine, you can add a bit of coconut oil to the melted chocolate.

  11. Other Berries: Instead of raspberries, you can also make these bites with other berries such as blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries. A mix of berries can also be used.

  12. Yogurt: To make these bites high-protein, you can add about 1/4 cup of thick Greek yogurt to the raspberry mix before freezing.

  13. Nut Butter: For a rich nutty variation, you can top the frozen raspberry bites with nut butter such as peanut butter or almond butter before covering them in chocolate.

  14. Sweetness: I have used maple syrup, but you can also use honey or agave as a sweetener. Adjust the sweetness of these bites by adding more or less sweetener.

Chocolate covered raspberry chia bites cut in half, showing the jam-like center, on a wooden board with strawberries in the background.

FAQ

Can I use raspberry jam instead of the raspberry chia mixture?

Yes, you can certainly use raspberry jam in this recipe. You can also mix fresh raspberries with raspberry jam. Just keep in mind that bites made with jam will be sweeter.

What type of chocolate is best for dipping raspberry bites?

You can use any type of chocolate. Remember to choose high-quality chocolate for the best flavor and a smooth, rich coating. Although I’ve used real chocolate here, chocolate chunks or chocolate chips can also be used for coating.

Can I use frozen raspberries for chocolate dipping?

Yes, you can use frozen raspberries. Just make sure to thaw and drain the excess liquid before mashing them.

Can I freeze chocolate-covered raspberry bites?

Yes, these bites can be frozen. You can freeze them for up to 2 months.

How do I melt chocolate in a double boiler?

Melting chocolate in a double boiler is easy. Simply fill a pan about a quarter full with water and bring it to a gentle boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and place a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan. 

Add your chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate to the bowl. Stir constantly until the chocolate is smooth and fully melted. Your melted chocolate is ready.


Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the raspberries with a fork until they reach a pulpy consistency.
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  3. Add the chia seeds and maple syrup (or raw honey) to the mashed raspberries. Stir well to combine. The chia seeds will thicken the mixture by absorbing the liquid. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until the mixture thickens.
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  5. After the raspberry chia mixture has thickened, remove it from the refrigerator. Spoon the mixture onto a plate lined with parchment paper. You can leave them as is or flatten them into disks.
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  7. Freeze for about 1 hour, or until they are firm.
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  9. Once the raspberry chia bites are firm, remove them from the freezer. Using a fork or a dipping tool, dip each bite into either the melted dark or white chocolate, making sure they are completely covered.
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  11. Gently tap off any excess chocolate and place the dipped bites back onto the parchment paper.
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  13. Drizzle the dark chocolate-covered bites with white chocolate and the white chocolate-covered bites with dark chocolate for an extra touch. Once all the bites are coated in chocolate, place them back in the refrigerator or freezer to set the chocolate, about 15-30 minutes.
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  15. When the chocolate has hardened, the Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Bites are ready to enjoy as a sweet snack or a delightful end to any meal.
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  17. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites [Recipe]

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Quick, no-bake Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites: packed with antioxidants, vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for snacks or dessert.
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(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
10 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts American 4 large bites
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
109 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites
  • 200 grams fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate for dipping
  • 1/2 cup melted white chocolate for dipping

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Chocolate Covered Raspberry Bites
  1. In a medium bowl, mash the raspberries with a fork until they reach a pulpy consistency.
  2. Add the chia seeds and maple syrup (or raw honey) to the mashed raspberries. Stir well to combine. The chia seeds will thicken the mixture by absorbing the liquid. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until the mixture thickens.
  3. After the raspberry chia mixture has thickened, remove it from the refrigerator. Spoon the mixture onto a plate lined with parchment paper. You can leave them as is or flatten them into disks.
  4. Freeze for about 1 hour, or until they are firm.
  5. Once the raspberry chia bites are firm, remove them from the freezer. Using a fork or a dipping tool, dip each bite into either the melted dark or white chocolate, making sure they are completely covered.
  6. Gently tap off any excess chocolate and place the dipped bites back onto the parchment paper.
  7. Drizzle the dark chocolate-covered bites with white chocolate and the white chocolate-covered bites with dark chocolate for an extra touch. Once all the bites are coated in chocolate, place them back in the refrigerator or freezer to set the chocolate, about 15-30 minutes.
  8. When the chocolate has hardened, the Chocolate Covered Raspberry Chia Bites are ready to enjoy as a sweet snack or a delightful end to any meal.
  9. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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NOTES:

  1. Before using them in this recipe, make sure to wash the raspberries by letting cool water run over them. Then let them dry on a tea towel before mashing.
  2. Instead of chia seeds, you can also use flaxseeds in this recipe.
  3. If you want a jam-like taste in these bites, you can mix thick raspberry chia jam with raspberries to make raspberry jam bites.
  4. I have shaped them like cookies, but you can also scoop them into balls or shape them into cups using a silicone mold or muffin cups.


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