Sea Salt Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Chocolate stuffed strawberries are a fun twist on the chocolate and strawberry combination and topped with sea salt. Make them for Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate stuffed strawberries are a fun twist on the chocolate and strawberry combination and topped with sea salt. Make them for Valentine's Day!

It’s Friday, the webinar is over and I have chocolate stuffed strawberries in my fridge.

It’s a good day people.

Foodie Penpals

So, are you wondering what all that deliciousness above is about?

Well, let me introduce you to Foodie Penpals.

This was my first month joining the fun and how could I say no after finding out it’s basically all about sending and receiving treats with other people just as food obsessed as I am? Answer? I couldn’t.

The UPS man rings my doorbell pretty much every day (Ulysses has a slight Craigslist and eBay obsession) leaving me car parts, video games or most recently, motorcycle paraphernalia, but this month I finally got a package and it was filled with awesome goodies from my penpal, Kim in Texas.

At the beginning of the month, everyone receives their penpal to send to and who you will be sending stuff to you (they aren’t the same person). After a quick email exchange with my penpal, Kim basically telling her I have absolutely no dietary restrictions and to feel free to send anything, I was more than psyched when this box of local treats arrived.

Also, she did a way better job of putting fun shredded newspaper in the box for shipping than I did for my penpal, Katherine who got about 25 plastic baggies shoved in between items. Sorry ‘bout that.

So far, I can attest to the amazingness of everything except the salsa which we haven’t opened yet but I doubt will disappoint. The popcorn was demolished during the Hunger Games last Sunday, caramel jalapeno for me, sea salt for Ulysses and the cute cookies have served as dessert for the last two nights. Texas was quite tasty.

Thank you, Kim!


On a completely unrelated note, I feel forced to share these sea salt chocolate stuffed strawberries with you.

It’s nothing earth shattering, it was just my attempt to fix a chocolate craving without eating copious amounts of it yesterday afternoon. But then they turned out so cute and pretty (oh, and tasty) that you needed to see for yourself.

Sea salt.chocolate.stuffed.strawberries.

What’s better than dipping your strawberries in chocolate?

Stuffing them with it.

Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries with sea salt are the perfect easy Valentine's Day treat.

And adding some sea salt.

Since you have to slice the top off to stuff them, they become instantly poppable and therefore way more fun and dangerous at the same time.

I wouldn’t make much more than you want to eat because they’re pretty much impossible to resist every time you open the fridge.

They’re a great anytime treat but would make the cutest little Valentine’s Day dessert too! Basically like an inside out chocolate covered strawberry.

Love these chocolate stuffed strawberries?

Try out more delicious chocolate and strawberry combinations like Chocolate Strawberry Bread PuddingStrawberry yogurt chocolate chip snack cake or Strawberry Marshmallow Brownie Sandwich Cookies!

Sea Salt Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Sea Salt Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Chocolate stuffed strawberries are a fun twist on chocolate & strawberry combination and made even better topped with sea salt.


  • 10 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Wash and dry strawberries.
  2. Slice top off, lay strawberry on it's side and with a sharp paring knife cut the core of the strawberry out being careful not to puncture through to the exterior.
  3. Slice a small sliver off the bottom of the strawberry so it will stand upright.
  4. In a small bowl microwave chocolate chips and pinch of sea salt for about 1 minute and stir until smooth.
  5. Carefully spoon chocolate into the cavity you've created.
  6. Immediately sprinkle more sea salt on top of the chocolate before it sets.
  7. Eat immediately or keep refrigerated to serve later.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460.8Total Fat: 4.2gCarbohydrates: 110.4gProtein: 9.6g


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  1. Margarita

    These strawberries look so good! I might forget that there’s chocolate in the middle and eat all of it. Your foodie treats look fun, I want the popcorn.

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    that sounds like so much fun!! i’m going to consider joining later this summer when things slow down over here for me so i can focus on sending good things instead of stuff slapped together last minute. what a great idea for strawberries too — i like that you added salt on top. that’s the best!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      yeah, I hear ya. I had to opt out for April b/c I just have too many trips for work (and personal) coming up that would make it more rushed than fun.

  3. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Foodie penpals…I like this! I may sign up to be a foodie penpal now; this is a great way of sharing favorite ingredients! My penpal would unfortunately receive a bunch of not-so-fresh fresh produce in the mail. jk….not really. Well, your strawberries look wonderful and congrats on the finished webinar!

  4. Amanda

    That is a brilliant snack idea! And the strawberries look incredible! I’m so excited for berry season…and watermelon. I make it a point to eat at least an entire watermelon every week during the summer. :)

  5. Annica

    I’m totally jealous! You got a box from my mom, filled with so many delicious Texas treats! I’ll have to get onto her about not sending me any of those yummy looking cookies!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      ah, that’s your mom! haha too funny. You should definitely ask her for some of that popcorn. It was amazing!

  6. Caitlin

    I’m so glad that you liked foodie pen pals and are participating now! It’s a great program for us foodies :D
    Those strawberries look amazing. A perfect summer party dessert!

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Wow this is a fantastic idea! Would love to jump on board for a month or two and participate. Thanks for the link and info about it…I always miss blogger holiday swaps b/c I tend to be traveling and this is perfect!

  8. Brittnye

    She puts my Texas box’s to shame!!!! Also that popcorn looks fantastic and it’s made 20minutes from me, guess I’ll be making a trip this weekend. :)

  9. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Three things-
    1) THANK YOU for chiming in on my oat flour question. I am going to keep experimenting and see what happens…
    2) This was my first month doing Foodie Pen Pals too!! Your box looks awesome and so does Texas.
    3) I hope you get me next month so you can send me $15 worth of these strawberries. That’s all I would want so it would be super duper easy. (Crossing fingers)!!!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      I saw those too and had I had cream cheese on hand, I might’ve gone that route, they looked delicious!

  10. Heidi @ Food Doodles

    This month is the first time I’ve heard about Foodie Penpals and it looks so awesome! I totally want to sign up :D
    Your strawberries look so pretty, and probably easier than dipping them too! Awesome idea!

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