Chocolate and Hazelnut Covered Strawberries

Chocolate and Hazelnut Covered Strawberries

I am not a chef. At best, I’m an average cook. My mother always made fantastic food so she pretty much did all the cooking until I was a teenager. So, I never really got a lot of practice in the kitchen.

I also have ADHD which means I can sometimes get overwhelmed by large and complicated recipes. There are a ton of things I’d love to make, but I just don’t have the patience for them. I am learning, though, how to make healthy foods and to have fun making and eating them.

Because I’m not a chef, the recipes I share with you will be pretty simple. But they will also be fun because I think making and eating food should be that way.

So I share with you my chocolate covered strawberry recipe. They seem like an indulgent treat, but really, they’re a pretty delicious and healthy snack. I added macadamia nuts because they have the best Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio which means they’re pretty much the healthiest nut you can eat. But if you want to substitute for a nut you like better, then go for it!  The point is to enjoy your healthy foods.

The Ingredients

Chocolate and Hazelnut Covered Strawberries

Prep: 15 minutes | Cooling time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1lb fresh strawberries (preferably organic)
1 3oz bar of dark chocolate (70%+ cocoa)
½ chopped macadamia nuts

Equipment:
1 towel
1 medium microwave safe bowl
1 small bowl
1 baking tray
parchment paper (recommended)
food processor (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry the strawberries.
  2. Cover the baking tray with parchment paper.
  3. If hazelnuts are whole, pulse them in a food processor so that they are the size of small pebbles. Try not to over process or they will be crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor or you just want a small fun workout, put the nuts in a plastic bag and beat the crap out of them. Place the chopped hazelnuts into the small bowl.
  4. Break the chocolate into squares and put them in the medium bowl. Microwave the chocolate for about a minute, stirring after 30 seconds.
  5. Hold the strawberries by their leaves and dip them into the bowl of chocolate. Watch out – that chocolate is hot! Be sure the bottom of the strawberries are completely covered.
  6. Lightly roll the chocolate- dipped strawberries in the macadamia nuts.
  7. Place the chocolate and macadamia nut covered strawberries carefully onto the parchment paper.
  8. Put those puppies in the fridge.*
  9. Wait at least 30 minutes before eating. Really. They’re worth the wait.
  10. Thank me.

Enjoy your awesomely yummy and healthy treat!

*Puppies = strawberries. Don’t put actual puppies in the fridge. What is wrong with you?

 

Do you have any healthy treats you’d like to share? If so, comment below.

 

 

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