CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN NUTS

chocolate-covered-strawberries-dipped-nuts-mainYou know those caramel/peanut-coated apples they usually sell in the fall around Halloween and the chocolate/peanut ones that start getting big around Christmas? Here’s a Paleo version, but using almonds or other nuts instead of the peanuts, and strawberries for a Valentines Day theme. If you need any more persuasion, consider that strawberries are smaller than apples, which means that each individual strawberry has a greater surface area relative to its mass, which means more chocolate for you!

COVERED STRAWBERRIES DIPPED IN NUTS

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh strawberries;
  • 2 cups dark chocolate, broken into pieces;
  • 1 cup almonds or mixed nuts, minced;
  • Pinch of sea salt;

Preparation
Heat about 2 inches of water in a double boiler, and melt the dark chocolate pieces until smooth.
Add a pinch of sea salt to the chocolate and give it a good stir.
Place the chopped almonds in a bowl.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
Dip each strawberry in the chocolate, letting the excess fall back into the bowl.
Immediately dip the chocolate covered strawberries into the chopped almonds.
Place the chocolate covered strawberries onto the prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle the leftover chocolate over them, and let sit until set.

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