Learn how to make this copycat brookside dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries recipe using dark chocolate and fresh blueberries. Indulge in these fresh dark chocolate blueberries for a tasty treat. You can even enjoy them frozen for a sweet summer surprise.
This tasty treat is a perfect way to make a sweet summer treat for yourself or your kids. It also makes a great after school snack, or poolside treat.
Blueberries surprisingly pair great with the taste of cacao. We liked the taste of milk chocolate and dark chocolate with a fresh blueberry. Blueberry season is the best time to make this jaw dropping dessert.
Combine the natural sweetness of blueberries with the rich and indulgent taste of chocolate. The juicy burst of blueberries with the smoothness of chocolate creates a delightful sensory experience.
What We Love About This Recipe
- Frozen Treat- We love that this is a cool treat from the refrigerator or enjoyed frozen, straight from the freezer.
- Summer fun- We are always looking for fun ways to incorporate fresh summer fruits and vegetables into our summer meals and snacks.
- Quick and Easy- You can make these in no time at all. It's also an easy recipe to follow, everyone can help.
- Great for Parties- This is a great side dish for any party. Memorial day, or 4th of July will get a flavor boost with these in a bowl.
- Copycat-We are always up for a copycat recipe you can make from scrathc. These taste just like brookside, and trader joes version.
- Kid Friendly- Who doesn't like the combination of fruit and chocolate? Your kids will love this flavor combo.
- Guilt-free treat- With the healthy benefits of dark chocolate combined with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries this is great way to get your dessert fix while limiting the added sugar.
- Gluten Free-This is naturally a gluten free dessert.
This is a quick and easy recipe that uses very little ingredients. We love these fast recipes you can enjoy in minutes!
- Fresh Blueberries-Fresh blueberries are needed for this recipe. Don't use frozen blueberries. They have too much moisture and won't allow the chocolate to stick.
- Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers-These are the best best melting chocolates to use. Don't use off-brand chocolate when melting! It doesn't have the same quality and will make it difficult to dip the blueberries.
See recipe card for quantities.
Follow these step by step process photos. Use the pictures to help with best results.
- Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments, stirring in between until fully melted.
2. With washed and completely dried blueberries, added the melted chocolate to the bowl of blueberries.
3. Gently mix the blueberries and chocolate until completely covered.
4. Spoon small clusters of blueberries onto parchment paper. Let set and enjoy!
Hint: Make sure the blueberries are completely washed and dry. Allow 30 minutes for them to dry. The chocolate will not stick if they are wet.
Here are a list of substitutions and variations to help make this recipe work best for you. This can also help with dietary needs.
- Milk Chocolate - Instead of dark chocolate, for a sweeter taste use milk chocolate melting wafers.
- White Chocolate- Instead of dark chocolate, use white chocolate melting wafers.
- Zebra - For a fun look and taste, melt ½ cup of white chocolate melting wafers. When the dark chocolate covered blueberries set, drizzle the melted white chocolate for a zebra look.
- Maine Blueberries- Maine blueberries taste great with this recipe. Or you can visit your local farmers market or you pick field for fresh blueberries.
- Frozen- This makes a great frozen treat. Stick in the freezer and let freeze over night. Don't thaw to eat!
- Huckleberries- Try making chocolate covered huckleberries by substituting blueberries with huckleberries.
- Acai- Make chocolate covered Acai by substituting blueberries and Acai at a 1:1 ratio.
- Dove Chocolate- Dove chocolates are a quality chocolate that can be used to melt.
- Vegan/Dairy Free- Make this dairy free and vegan by melting almond bark to dip the blueberries in.
- Quality Chocolate is essential when melting chocolate! Off-brand chocolate doesn't have the same melting qualities making it difficult to dip anything in them!
- Use room temperature blueberries. If your blueberries are cold, the chocolate will harden too quickly and it won't work right.
- Make sure to pat the blueberries dry. If the blueberries are wet or even damp, the chocolate won't stick to them.
- For a frozen treat, freeze these chocolate covered blueberries and eat frozen. Don't thaw after freezing.
- Just like chocolate covered strawberries, you will want to store these in the refrigerator and eat cold! It will keep the chocolate set and blueberries fresh.
How to Serve
- These would make a great addition to any charcuterie board. Try it on our dessert charcuterie board.
- Make it a chocolate covered night by adding these with our Peanut Butter Balls, chocolate covered pecans, and chocolate covered cashews.
- We love making these for a refreshing early summer treat when the blueberries are a plenty. Enjoy them with a refreshing glass of creamy lemonade
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. As noted, this recipe also freezes great and can be enjoyed frozen. Make sure to eat frozen and don't thaw once frozen.
Don't Use Frozen Blueberries! The blueberries need to be moisture free to help the chocolate stick and frozen blueberries hold too much moisture.
Chocolate covered blueberries don't use added sugar. Dark chocolate has great health benefits, and blueberries have lots of antioxidants making this a better choice when it comes to traditional desserts.
We love the taste of dark chocolate and milk chocolate with blueberries. When used in combination it makes and great bitter and sweet taste to pair with the tangy and sweet blueberries.
Yes, they pair great together and milk chocolate can be used to make chocolate covered blueberries.
Yes! You can make chocolate covered blueberries using melted dark chocolate for a decadent dessert.
Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Mix the melted chocolate with washed and dried blueberries. Make sure they are totally covered. Add the covered blueberries to parchment paper to set. Enjoy cooled or frozen!
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Chocolate Covered Blueberries
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 cup dark melting chocolate
- Wash and dry blueberries. This recipe works best with room temperature blueberries. We highly recommend washing the blueberries and allowing them to dry for 30 minutes or so so they can come to room temperature.
- Melt chocolate in microwave at 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between. Mine took 60 seconds. Once it's melted pour over the blueberries and mix in then immediately plop onto wax or parchment paper in clusters. It should make around 12 clusters. Allow to harden for 20 minutes before serving.
- Can be stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
- It is only recommended to freeze this recipe if intending to consume while frozen (and would make a great frozen summertime treat!). It is not recommended to freeze then thaw.
- If concerned about looks, work quickly or they will end up ugly.
- Andrea: Can be made with ⅔ cup chocolate for a "healthier version" but they're really ugly.