Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jell-o Dessert Recipe
The other day I woke up with an idea to make dessert reminiscent of chocolate-covered strawberries, but something that could be displayed in my cool dish and could feed the masses with it’s sweet goodness.
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I didn’t want to use that strawberry goo (glaze?) they use to make quick strawberry pie like. And, I didn’t want to have to cook it like you do to make strawberry pie filling. I wanted my berries firm and fresh! Yum!
I bought sugar-free everything to make this sinfully decadent treat something I could actually eat and enjoy without feeling guilty!
Here’s how to make this astonishingly good chocolate-covered strawberry dessert.
Seriously, this stuff is AMAZING!
And, I’m not just saying that because I invented it. (I Googled it, I think I really did come up with this! If nothing else, I haven’t seen it anywhere else… It’s an original idea, even if someone else did do it before me.) 😉
First, since I wanted to use my cool dessert bowl, I made a lot. You can make a little or a lot. For example, you could make 1/4 this much using just one box. But, I made up 4 boxes of sugar-free gelatin (like Jell-o). The package said to boil 1 cup water per package, mix well with the powder, and then add 1 cup of cold water. It takes up to 4 hours to set. If you’re in a hurry, you can use ice cubes and it will set faster – as quickly as 20 minutes.
While my Jello-o was gellin’, I hulled 2 lbs of fresh strawberries (hulled is fancy talk for removing the green things – the stems – from the strawberries). I used my nifty huller thingy my sister gave me, or you could use the drinking straw trick (but I’ve only gotten that to work with a rigid or glass straw, and then the whole middle of the strawberry stuck in the straw, which is weird). But, I digress. Hull the strawberries, then cut them in half.
When the Jell-o started to get firm and was no longer watery, I folded in the cut strawberries. I used a lot, you wouldn’t have to. But, I wanted this to be more of a strawberry pie filling effect and less of a Jello with a few pieces of fruit.
Now, put the dessert back into the fridge and let it completely gel. You want the Jello to bounce back when you touch it. No watery, no goopy, just good ol’ firm Jello.
While I waited for the Jello to firm, I made a batch of sugar-free chocolate pudding. I used instant, so it was ready in about 20 minutes. When the Jello was firm, I piled the pudding on top and smoothed it around. Lastly, I topped with non-dairy whipped cream (like Cool Whip) and put back into the refrigerator to chill.
The result? It’s beautiful in my new dessert bowl. I’m so happy with how it turned out! And, it tastes amazing! Everyone had seconds (and thirds) and raved about how yummy, light and fresh it tasted. It would be a great dish to bring to a potluck summer barbecue or a 4th of July picnic!
Reader-submitted ideas we love:
…put the pudding mix into some heavy whipping cream, whip it until you get chocolate cool whip and top it with that – Christina
…layer chocolate whipped cream in the middle, so you don’t get half way down and all the chocolate and whip cream is eaten away with only strawberries/jello left – Kristina
- 4 boxes sugar-free strawberry flavored gelatin (aka Jell-O)
- 2 lbs fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- 1 box sugar-free chocolate pudding
- 1 cup non-dairy whipped topping (aka Cool Whip)
- Prepare gelatin (1 cup boiling water per box + 1 cup cold water – or ice to set faster), set in fridge
- Rinse, hull and cut strawberries
- When gelatin starts to firm, fold in fruit with spoon; put back in refrigerator
- Prepare pudding as directed, put in fridge to chill
- When gelatin has solidified completely and pudding is firm, pour on pudding and smooth
- Add whipped cream to top
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Video: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Jell-o Dessert Recipe
Steps to make Sugar-Free Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Jello-Dessert