Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Yogurt Clusters
These chocolate-covered strawberry yogurt clusters put a fun spin on those viral TikTok fruit clusters! Surprisingly easy to make, these strawberry Greek yogurt bites use only 5 simple ingredients. They’re a healthy dessert option that your whole family will love!
I’ve been seeing those viral chocolate-covered yogurt fruit clusters all over TikTok lately. I just knew I had to try them with strawberries, because chocolate + strawberries is one of my favourite flavour combinations EVER!
This recipe did not disappoint and was practically inhaled by my husband and I. Dietitian-approved and made with nutritious ingredients, this is a healthier dessert recipe that is sure to be a hit with the whole family 🙂
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What makes these strawberry greek yogurt bites a healthy dessert?
These fruit clusters are a healthy dessert option as they are made with only 5 simple ingredients. The main ingredients – strawberries and plain greek yogurt – are both filled with nutrition benefits. Using a high-quality, semi-sweet chocolate adds the perfect touch of sweetness and indulgence!
Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C – a serving of 8 strawberries (1 cup) has about the same amount as an orange! Vitamin C plays an essential role in immune function and helps form your body’s blood vessels, muscle, and collagen. It also helps your body absorb iron from foods and acts as an antioxidant.
Strawberries are also a source of dietary fibre (a 1 cup serving contains 3 grams). Fibre helps to lower blood cholesterol and promotes a healthy digestive system.
Plus, strawberries contain a small amount of other micronutrients, like:
- vitamin B6
Plain greek yogurt is an excellent source of:
- high-quality, complete protein (a 3/4-cup serving has 16 grams)
- micronutrients like:
- vitamin A
- vitamin B12
- gut-friendly probiotic bacteria
If you want to learn more about Greek yogurt, it’s nutrition facts, health benefits, culinary uses, and more – be sure to check out my in-depth Greek Yogurt 101 Post! For strawberry recipes, be sure to check out my strawberry recipe roundup for more inspiration!
Ingredients needed + possible substitutions
- Strawberries: You will want to use fresh, ripe strawberries for this recipe. I think frozen strawberries would cause everything to become a bit too watery and the clusters won’t hold together well, especially as you will have to let the berries thaw first in order to chop them into small pieces.
- Plain Greek yogurt: I like to use plain Greek yogurt for this recipe, of 2% fat or above. The higher the fat content, the better the texture it is when frozen (I find). You could also use vanilla Greek yogurt, if preferred. That option will be sweeter and you can likely omit the vanilla extract in that case.
- Vanilla extract: This gets stirred into the strawberry-yogurt mix for a pop of vanilla flavour.
- Chocolate chips: I personally recommend using semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. If using dark chocolate, you may want to add a bit of honey or maple syrup to the yogurt mixture or else you may find this recipe too bitter.
- Coconut oil: A small touch of coconut oil is added to melted chocolate to help create a smooth finish when the chocolate hardens over the strawberries.
Can you use other fruit in place of strawberries? Of course! This viral TikTok recipe was originally done with blueberries. I think it would work great with raspberries or blackberries. You could get creative and perhaps try this with pitted cherries or pomegranates too?!
For a dairy-free or vegan option, you could try making these with a dairy-free yogurt alternative. I think this would work best with one that has a thicker consistency (similar to Greek yogurt). A coconut-based one would taste delicious, I’m sure! Similarly, be sure to use chocolate chips that are free from many common allergens, including dairy. I personally love the brand Enjoy Life for this!
Step-by-step: how to make strawberry yogurt clusters
STEP 1: Start by cleaning, drying, and removing the leaves and any hard or damaged bits from strawberries. Then, dice them into small pieces using a knife.
STEP 2:Then, place diced strawberries into a large bowl. Add in Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
STEP 3: Stir everything together, until the berries are well coated in the yogurt.
STEP 4: Scoop strawberry-yogurt mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Each “scoop” should be about 2 tablespoons worth. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
STEP 5: Place chocolate chips and coconut oil into a small, deep bowl.
STEP 6: Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between increments, until chocolate is smooth. Allow the melted chocolate to cool for about 5 mins so that it doesn’t melt the yogurt.
STEP 7: Remove frozen clusters from the freezer. Dip each one into the melted chocolate using a spoon.
STEP 8: Return clusters back onto the baking sheet. Allow the chocolate to harden into a shell for a few minutes and they’re ready to enjoy!
Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!
These strawberry yogurt clusters can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. Here’s how I recommend storing them:
- Line a large Tupperware or glass container with parchment paper.
- In a single layer, place clusters in the container (on top of the parchment).
- If needed, you can add another layer of parchment paper over top of the clusters. On that piece of parchment, you can do another layer of clusters.
- Cover the container with its lid and store in the refrigerator. Clusters can be eaten directly from the fridge – no need to allow them to soften. They will be the perfect texture this way!
Can you freeze this recipe? I have not personally tried storing this recipe in the freezer. While it will likely work, it may compromise the texture of the yogurt (causing it to get too hard or crystallized). You would also need to let the clusters thaw quite a bit before they’re soft enough to eat.
With that said, these guys didn’t last long in my household of 2!!! Storing them in the fridge for a few days was just perfect for my husband and I to gobble them up 😉
More greek yogurt dessert ideas
- Homemade Greek Frozen Yogurt
- Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Bowl
- Strawberry Orange Frozen Yogurt Bark
- Honey-Poached Pear Yogurt Bowl
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Get the Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Clusters
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Then, place diced strawberries into a large bowl. Add in Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir everything together, until the berries are well coated in the yogurt.
- Scoop strawberry-yogurt mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Each "cluster" should be about 2 tablespoons worth. Be sure to leave some space between each cluster. Recipe as written should make about 8 clusters.
- Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and set timer for 30-45 minutes. The yogurt clusters will be frozen together, but not too hard to eat.
- With about 10 mins left on the timer, place chocolate chips in a small bowl with coconut oil. Melt in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between increments, until chocolate is smooth.
- Remove frozen clusters from the freezer. Using a large spoon, quickly dip each cluster into the melted chocolate and place back on the baking sheet. Repeat until all clusters are coated in chocolate.
- Allow the clusters to sit for a few minutes. The chocolate will harden into a shell and then be ready to eat!
- You may find it helpful to work in batches – melting 2 batches of the chocolate and taking the clusters out of the freezer in batches as well. This will help to prevent the chocolate from hardening too quickly, as well as preventing the clusters from melting.
- I find it helpful to melt the chocolate in a small, but deep bowl – this is easier to dip the clusters into.
- I recommend storing these clusters in the FRIDGE for up to a week. You can place them in a large Tupperware or glass container. Using parchment paper to separate layers of clusters, if needed. Clusters can be enjoyed straight from the fridge – they will maintain the perfect texture this way!
- Freezing this recipe may compromise the texture of the yogurt, causing it to get too hard or crystallized. The clusters will need to thaw considerably to be soft enough to eat.
- Feel free to try this recipe with other fruits. The original viral recipe used blueberries, but you could try this with raspberries or blackberries too! I recommend using fresh rather than frozen fruits, as thawed fruits may become too watery for this.
- For a dairy-free option, you could try making these with a dairy-free yogurt alternative. I think this would work best with one that has a thicker consistency (similar to Greek yogurt). A coconut-based one would taste delicious.
- Instead of plain yogurt, you could also use vanilla Greek yogurt, if preferred. That option will be sweeter and you can likely omit the vanilla extract in that case!
- I recommend using for this recipe. If using dark chocolate, you may want to add a bit of honey or maple syrup to the yogurt mixture or else you may find this recipe too bitter.
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.