I refuse to call these stuffed strawberries with almond butter and chocolate chips a paleo dessert. They’re a paleo-friendly treat, but they’re not officially paleo. You can find a similar rant on this topic in my blog post about paleo treats that actually are paleo.
I’ve got some good news, though: These stuffed strawberries with almond butter and chocolate chips are vegan. I know a lot of my readers (perhaps you’re one of them) are vegan, so I try to share vegan recipes whenever the mood strikes.
I’ve been on a nut butter kick thanks to some samples I received from Once Again Nut Butter recently, but this post is NOT sponsored by that company. I just felt like making good use of my samples, so I’ve been whipping up nut butter recipes like crazy.
Speaking of crazy, I’m going back to college later this year. I’m super excited, but I’m also nervous. I have 3 kids, 3 cats, this blog, and a hectic career as a writer/editor. I hope I can finish my degree without losing my mind.
Anyway, let’s stay focused here. This recipe for stuffed strawberries with almond butter and chocolate chips is super easy to make. If you’re paleo, you can sub cacao nibs for the chocolate chips. If not, use whatever you like. Heck, you can even sub cane sugar for the maple syrup and coconut sugar.
I love the filling in these stuffed strawberries because it reminds me of cookie dough. It’s not as sweet as cookie dough, but it’s a lot healthier. It’s also safe to eat this mixture raw because it doesn’t contain flour or eggs. Fun fact: People assume eggs are the bad guy when it comes to sickness associated with raw cookie dough, but it’s often the flour. None of the recipes on Make It With Missy contain wheat flour, nor will they ever…so you don’t have to worry about bacteria lurking in your food.
Let’s not talk about bacteria right now, though – I’m not trying to kill your appetite. Let’s talk about how to make these delicious stuffed strawberries instead.
Start by combining almond butter, vanilla, coconut sugar, and sea salt in a small bowl.
Add chocolate chips or cacao nibs and a drizzle of maple syrup. Use Enjoy Life chocolate chips or a similar brand if you’re making a paleo or vegan dessert. Enjoy Life products don’t contain milk.
Chop the tops off your strawberries. Save them for a smoothie or something.
Using a melon baller or a small spoon, remove part of the juicy flesh from the center of each strawberry.
Scoop almond mixture into hollowed-out strawberries.
Mmmmmmm. Doesn’t this look amazing?
The filling is smooth and creamy, and it may drip down the sides of the strawberries if you overfill them. You can avoid this potential issue by popping your strawberries in the fridge or freezer after you stuff them.
Ready to make your own stuffed strawberries with almond butter and chocolate chips?
Here’s my printable, Pinnable recipe for this gluten-free dessert:
What’s your favorite way to prepare strawberries?