Chocolate Mushroom Snack

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I’m excited to share with you an innovative and delicious snack idea: chocolate-covered mushrooms. This delightful treat combines the earthy flavors of mushrooms with the rich sweetness of chocolate, creating a unique and satisfying snack that is sure to surprise and delight your taste buds.

Choosing the Right Mushrooms

When it comes to creating a chocolate mushroom snack, it’s essential to select the right type of mushrooms. While any edible mushrooms can work, I personally recommend using small to medium-sized button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms for their mild yet robust flavor. These varieties are perfect for absorbing the chocolate coating while still retaining their distinct mushroom taste.

Preparing the Mushrooms

Before diving into the chocolate coating process, it’s important to properly clean and dry the mushrooms. Gently wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris, being careful not to saturate them with water. Once clean, pat them dry with a paper towel to ensure the chocolate adheres smoothly to the surface.

Creating the Chocolate Coating

Now, for the indulgent part – the chocolate coating. I prefer using high-quality dark chocolate for its deep and intense flavor, but milk chocolate or even white chocolate can work just as well. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwave, stirring it until smooth and glossy. For an extra touch of flavor, consider adding a splash of vanilla extract to the melted chocolate.

Coating the Mushrooms

Carefully dip each mushroom into the melted chocolate, ensuring that it’s evenly coated on all sides. Use a fork or chocolate dipping tool to gently shake off any excess chocolate before placing the coated mushrooms onto a parchment-lined tray. For an added decorative flair, sprinkle some chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or a pinch of sea salt over the chocolate-coated mushrooms before the chocolate sets.

Chilling and Serving

Once all the mushrooms are coated and decorated, place the tray in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set. After about 30 minutes, the chocolate should be firm, and the mushrooms are ready to be enjoyed. Whether as a unique party snack or a personal indulgence, these chocolate-covered mushrooms are a delightful surprise for anyone willing to step outside the traditional snack box.

My Thoughts

I find the combination of the earthy, umami flavor of the mushrooms with the sweet, decadent chocolate to be truly irresistible. It’s a snack that not only satisfies cravings but also sparks conversation and surprises friends and family. The best part is that it’s simple to make and allows for creativity with different chocolate types and decorative toppings.


In conclusion, this chocolate mushroom snack is a delightful fusion of flavors that pushes the boundaries of traditional snacking. It’s an excellent way to showcase the versatility of mushrooms and indulge in a unique and delicious treat. I highly recommend giving it a try and sharing it with fellow food enthusiasts. Happy snacking!