Achy Berry Heart

by Natalie Shaw

I have this thing for chocolate coated, dipped or covered strawberries – basically the more chocolate the better. I cannot 100% confirm how this love affair came about, but I will say that all signs point to Mother Bear, or as Fergie might say, I got it from my mama. Regardless of its origin, it has resulted in a new and fun little slice recipe that I think will be inspiring many a love affairs to come. It also just so happens to be heart shaped for this Vomit Day post. I’m sorry, slip of the tongue, I obviously meant Valentine’s Day.


For the below recipe I am giving you approximate measurements for the one solid heart, or whatever shape you have chosen of course. Please note this will obviously vary given how many chocolate lovers you are making this for. To serve, I also broke the little guy into chunks, which I might add felt a bit strange on Valentine’s Day given its shape, but was delicious nonetheless.

If you check back in the next few weeks I will have made this again, because it is too good to be a one night stand, and thus will provide you with accurate measurements. I will also ditch the heart tin and prepare it as a proper slice that does not make you feel like you have broken somebody’s heart. All jokes aside, it will give you a better idea of how many serves the slice wields as it will be done in a slice tray. This will be much easier for you to adjust amounts for your preference. Nobody likes wasted chocolate.

Anywho, enough of the boring stuff and on with the chocolate coated fun.


  • Rice Flour. Approx 75g
  • Almond Meal. Approx 50g
  • Margarine or Dairy Free partner. Approx 60g
  • Brown Unrefined Sugar. Approx 50g
  • Chocolate for melting - dark, vegan, or chocolate of choice. I use either Willie's Cacao or Moo Free Milk - 100g.
  • Strawberries, fresh.


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line baking tray.
  2. Melt margarine or dairy free partner and combine with sugar, flour and almond meal. Mix well until a crumble like texture is reached.
  3. Place into prepared tray and pressed in with back of a spoon. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until a golden biscuit forms.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool while melting your chosen chocolate. Making your own from scratch also works.
  5. Roughly chop strawberries and stir into chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour and spread over biscuit generously. Place in freezer to set.
  7. Enjoy! Who needs a valentine when you have chocolate?

Happy V day lovers! Remember to tag me in any creations and keep up the chocolate loving. I concur. @natalieshaw_xo

Nat x x x