Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sweet Saturday ~ Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries






Welcome to Sweet Saturday at Charlene Blogs.  I'm running late in posting this week's selection.  So sorry!  I hope I make up for it with this easy, easy recipe from TasteOfHome.com.  Thank you Taste of Home for allowing us to share them. :)

I've chosen a personal favorite of mine this week.  I used to love to visit my neighborhood fruit market and get these.  The lovely lady made them from strawberries she was selling...a great sales idea for sure!  

These Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries are diabetic friendly, so everyone can enjoy!  Laura McAllister, of Morganton, North Carolina has a bit of advice to make it extra special.  "Sprinkle the serving tray with crushed almonds.  Lay strawberries on top, and garnish with mint leaves."  

Enjoy!




Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries Recipe



Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries Recipe
 photo by Taste of Home


Yield: 60 Servings
Prep: 35 min. + standing

















Ingredients
  • 60 fresh strawberries (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups honey-roasted almonds
  • 1 package (10 ounces) 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Dash cayenne pepper
Directions
  • Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely dry. Place almonds in a food processor; cover and process to desired fineness. Transfer to a shallow bowl; set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; add cayenne and stir until smooth. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Roll berries in almonds; place on waxed paper and let stand until set. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 dozen.
Nutritional Facts
1 dipped strawberry equals 52 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.



Let me know how they turn out for you!  





Until next time, may your dreams be magical.
  


     Charlene



5 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Looks absolutely divine, Charlene. I've never made this type of treat, but my daughter has...and it was delicious.

Thanks for sharing:)

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