First Time Mom and Losing It: Healthy Valentine: Nutty Dark Chocolate Strawberries

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Healthy Valentine: Nutty Dark Chocolate Strawberries


I love chocolate covered in almost anything. Who doesn't right? I wanted to enjoy Valentine's Day without doing too much damage so I opted for chocolate covered strawberries. Since doing the Dr. Oz Rapid Weight Loss Diet I have been eating a lot of nuts. Everytime I feel a little hungry I go an grab a small handful of nuts. I decided to incorporate these into my chocolate covered strawberries.

Nutty Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 10 strawberries
  • 2 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tblsp pecans
  • 1 tblsp sliced almonds
  • 1 tblsp cashews
  1. I use a dip warmer that came with my crock pot to perfectly melt the chocolate. It keeps the chocolate warm and melted. You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave. Make sure to check it every 10-15 seconds and stir. 
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries.
  3. Add all of your nuts into a ziploc bag and crush with a mallet or something heavy.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. 
  5. Take strawberries by the stem and dip into chocolate. Make sure you do it neatly and don't go to far down. You don't want the chocolate to touch the leaves. Place on top of parchment paper.
  6. While chocolate is still wet sprinkle nuts on top. You probably won't use all of the nuts but you need that amount to be able to sprinkle it properly.
Makes about 10 strawberries. 

Nutritional Information Per Strawberry (Plugged ingredients into calorie count's recipe analyzer.)

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54 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! Thank you so much for sharing! will def be making this soon!

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  2. This does look really good and I would definitely love to try this.

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  3. I have always wanted to do this! I think I might do this with the kids this year!

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  4. I love this, they sound yummy. But every time I try to chocolate cover something, my chocolate seizes on me, do you have any tips?

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    1. You have to make sure whatever you are dipping is super dry. One drop of water could make it seize up. If you are doing the melting in the microwave you may be heating it up too much. My little crock pot dipper warms it up to the perfect temperature. If you have a regular crock pot you can try putting the chocolate in a mason jar and putting the jar in the crockpot at low until the chocolate melts. Then keep it in there to keep the chocolate melted. Hope that helps :)

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  5. Oh My these Look Yummy For My Tummy!! Will Have To Try!! Thank You :)

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  6. Chocolates and strawberries = perfect combination! :)

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  7. Chocolate and strawberries = perfect combination! :)

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  8. Wow, it looks delicious, I have realized I have been seeing lots of chocolates post on valentines day! haha

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  9. Oh my gosh, that sounds so good! Chocolate covered strawberries are my favorite!

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  10. That sounds so good! I would probably just do mine with almonds. Not a huge fan of cashews.

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  11. These look so good - and the health bonus is icing on the cake! (or chocolate on the strawberry?)

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  12. This looks so good. I love the idea of using mixed nuts, gives it more flavors to taste!

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  13. I love calorie count. Used it last year to get disciplined about exercise and healthier eating. Lost some love handles too!

    Thanks for providing an easy to follow recipe.

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  14. I never thought about adding nuts into the mix! I'll have to try that the next time I make some chocolate covered strawberries :)

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  15. I love this idea. It's strawberry festival time soon here and now I know what to do with all of the strawberries that I inevitably buy. :)

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  16. These look sooooo good! I am a huge fan of strawberries and put chocolate and nuts on them and YUM! Irresistible!

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  17. Those looks so delicious! I just love strawberries.

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  18. I just bought some strawberries. After seeing this I think I am going to make an extra trip to the grocery store and buy some chocolate to make this! Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Two of favorites in one bite. Strawberry's and chocolate.

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  20. These look so, so very good! Maybe we'll borrow a fondue pot and do that for Valentine's day with the kids.

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  21. This recipe looks awesome and would be fun to make with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Seriously, this is a treat I can get behind!! It looks delish and I like the addition of the nuts.

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  23. This are so yummy and so easy to make- will enjoy preparing this while the kids are watching

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  24. I want these! They look so easy to make I know the kids and I would have fun with them.

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  25. I love chocolate covered Strawberries but never had them with nuts. Yum

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  26. Oh yes, this will definitely be being made next weekend at my house! I'm craving it now! lol YUM!

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  27. Love the addition of the nuts. I need to get myself one of those little crock pots. I recetly melted chocolate in the microwave and it didn't turn out so well...

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  28. You make it look so easy. I love chocolate covered strawberries!

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  29. Yummy, these look easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. These look delicious! I might just have to make these for valentines day since the new kitchen will be finished!!

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  31. Oh yum, these look sooooo good. I love that they're so easy to make. I may just try them out tomorrow.

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  32. Yum. Yum. Yum. I love strawberries. I love pecans. They are a great combo.

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  33. Thee look really yummy. We always make chocolate covered strawberries, but haven't tried adding nuts. I'll definitely add those to our strawberries this year!

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  34. Easy to make, and easy to go down!! These are a favorite in our house!

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  35. Loving this healthy valentine treat idea!

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  36. That looks so delicious! I'll have to make it!

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  37. So simple and easy. I love chocolate covered strawberries!

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  38. and it looks easy enough, too!! :D

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  39. looks really good! I f our strawberries here are as big as the one in your area, I'll definitely try this out

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  40. So yummy! I could go for some nutty chocolate right now. I think my son would love to make these with me.

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  41. sounds yummy, the nuts are a nice touch!

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  42. Chocolate and strawberries are pretty amazing. Not too bad of a snack for kids either.

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  43. I never thought of adding nuts to chocolate dipped strawberries. What a great idea! I love the added crunch to the juicy strawberries.

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  45. These looks so delicious! I love strawberries with chocolate. Thank you for sharing this!

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  46. Love dark chocolate and strawberries! Great combo to try!

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  47. Those look and sound yummy. Might make them for my hubby.

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  48. Brilliant idea for V day. Not to mention healthy. This was one of my favorite sweet treats when I was pregnant :)

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  49. These look delicious! I love chocolate covered strawberries and I love the nuts added to these!

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  50. We are so making these. I love being able to do something sweet for my kids the is Valentine's Day that I can feel good about. Thanks for the healthy alternative,

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  51. These look amazing. I didn't realize they were so simple to make. Thank you for sharing a yummy healthy snack with us :)

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