Salted Caramel Strawberries

Once washed, pat strawberries dry with paper towels. Caramel mixture will not stick to wet strawberries.

Salted Caramel Strawberries
A quick dip in luscious caramel and a salty roll in finely chopped nuts turns fresh strawberries into a gourmet treat. Top picks: A ripe berry will have a shiny, deep red color from the tip of the berry to beneath the green cap. Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Prep Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
20

Ingredients

  • 20 large fresh strawberries

  • 40 caramels

  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts

  • Wax paper

Directions

  1. Pat strawberries completely dry with paper towels.

  2. Microwave caramels, 3 Tbsp. whipping cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 1-minute intervals.

  3. Dip each strawberry halfway into caramel mixture. Roll in nuts, and place on lightly greased wax paper. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 8 hours.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Caramels and Planters NUTrition Heart Healthy Mix.

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