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Candied-Almond Chocolate Strawberries

For a special presentation, I sprinkle a serving tray with crushed almonds, lay these strawberries on top and garnish them with mint leaves. —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    5 dozen

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.
Nutrition Facts
1 dipped strawberry: 52 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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