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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess Recipe

This chocolate covered strawberry eton mess recipe is an easy summer dessert that can be made ahead of time. Courtesy Chris of Shared Appetite.

Servings: 4

Active time: 20 minutes

Total time:

Chocolate Chip Meringue Ingredients


  • 4 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg white(s)
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c finely chopped dark chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy and soft peaks form. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat, adding in sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until all sugar has been incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Meringue is done when peaks are stiff, hold their shape, and no grit is felt from the sugar. Gently fold in finely chopped chocolate.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats. Drop meringues by the spoonful (about 2 tablespoons in size each) onto the baking sheets. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the meringue easily peels away from the parchment paper. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Meringues can be stored in an airtight container for several days.

Whipped Cream Ingredients

  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. To avoid splashing, start on a lower speed and increase speed as cream mixture begins to take shape. Beat until desired stiffness. If not using right away, cover and place in the refrigerator. It will keep for several hours, and just might need a quick whip with a whisk to regain some shape.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess Ingredients

  • 2 c fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 - 6 chocolate covered strawberries, for garnish
  1. Combine strawberries, sugar, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl. Let sit for approximately 15-30 minutes to allow macerating.
  2. Break 8-12 meringues by hand. A good variety of big and small pieces creates good texture in the dessert.
  3. Layer approximately 1/2 cup whipped cream in each bowl. Top with a few spoonfuls of macerated strawberries, and a generous sprinkling of dark chocolate and crushed meringues. Top with a chocolate covered strawberry and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/4 of recipe)
Total Servings 4

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 660
Calories from Fat 300
Total Fat 34g (52% DV)
Saturated Fat 21g (105% DV)
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 85mg (28% DV)
Sodium 80mg (3% DV)
92g (31% DV)
Dietary Fiber 5g (20% DV)
Sugars 84g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 90%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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