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One reason to snag as many cartons as you can this year? These berries are bursting with vitamin C. And they’re just so versatile — besides snacking on them whole, you can blend ’em in a smoothie, bake them into muffins, or get fancy with chocolate-dipped strawberry truffles.
Looking for strawberry desserts to add to the rotation? We’ve rounded up the best and tastiest in their field.
1. Chocolate strawberry coconut butter cups
Meet peanut butter cups’ fruit-friendly cousin. These vegan treats are filled with a shredded coconut and strawberry cream and are covered in a coconut oil and chocolate coating. If you love to snack on Reese’s, you’ve gotta try them.
2. Strawberry chia seed pudding
Besides tasting delicious, they also look pretty gorgeous. The strawberry puree almost makes ’em look like margaritas. Topping the bowl with more fresh slices gives it a picture-perfect finish.
3. Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries
If you’re eating keto, these cream cheese-stuffed strawberries are probably calling your name. A little bit of powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream mixed in will make you feel like you’re actually eating cheesecake. Best of all — no utensils necessary.
4. Strawberry shortcake smoothie
Ditch the pound cake and drink this classic dessert instead. This more nutritious milkshake uses cashew butter, dates, and oats to get a thick, creamy, and slightly nutty taste that will replicate strawberry shortcake’s flavor.
Like the chia pudding above, this strawberry recipe makes for a tasty dessert or a sweet breakfast.
5. Chocolate-covered strawberry truffles
Get the taste of chocolate-covered strawberries without all the mess. #Winning
These bite-size truffles couldn’t be easier to make, especially since you only need four ingredients: fresh strawberries, dried strawberries, coconut flour, and dark chocolate chips. They take about an hour in the fridge to set. After that, the only challenge is resisting the urge to eat them all at once.
6. Almond butter crumble strawberry crisp
Grab a cast-iron pan or small ramekins and fill with berries, maple syrup, and vanilla, then top with an almond butter-coconut sugar crumble. After 30 minutes in the oven, you’ll have the juiciest, sweetest dessert to devour.
7. Strawberry cookie tart
Why settle for a cookie when you can have a cookie crust topped with cream cheese frosting and sliced strawberries?
This tasty tart looks complicated, but the recipe instructions make it a breeze. You’ll want to make sure you have special ingredients like graham flour and a fresh lemon (for lemon zest) on hand. The end product will be worth that extra trip to the supermarket!
8. Strawberry jam bars
Though these sweet, crumbly dessert bars are made with strawberry jam, you can swap the jar for a carton of fresh strawberries instead. Just remember to chop your berries nice and small so that they cook together into a beautiful, juicy mash.
9. Lemon rhubarb curd tart with strawberries
This gorgeous, fruit-bejeweled tart tastes as scrumptious as it looks. Behold, tangy rhubarb, ruby-red strawberries, and zesty lemon atop a buttery, flaky crust.
Bonus: the filling can be made a week in advance, so there’s no need to stress about perfect timing if you’re baking this for a fancy-schmancy dinner date.
10. Strawberry chocolate chip muffins
These muffins are already lightened up with substitute ingredients like egg whites and applesauce. Adding strawberries gives you a serving of fruit in your dessert too.
Plus, strawberry + chocolate = a match made in heaven.
11. Strawberry coconut popsicles
If you haven’t invested in a popsicle mold yet, you’re seriously missing out. They’re super affordable on Amazon and can be used to make things like these smoothie pops.
The mix of bananas, strawberries, coconut, and maple syrup tastes like pure summer. Did we mention they’re also friendly to your vegan and paleo friends? *swoon*
12. Strawberry blueberry sorbet
Creamy? Check. Vegan? Check. One of the most nutritious strawberry desserts you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting? Yessiree!
Truth is, this vegan sorbet is basically a frozen berry smoothie. But there’s just something decadent about slipping your spoon into a silky sorbet for breakfast. 10/10 recommend.