Salted Caramel Strawberries
Found this one in a back issue of Southern Living then looked it up on Southern Living's website. It got the best of ratings and reviews. Hope it lives up to its standards. I would imagine this perfect for afternoon tea, brunch or shower.
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- 20 large fresh strawberries
- 40 caramels
- 3 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄4 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts
- wax paper
- To prepare strawberries do not remove green caps before washing. Water will seep into the berry, softening the texture and weakening the flavor. Wash strawberries just before using then patting dry with paper towels. (Caramel mixture will not stick to wet strawberries.).
- Microwave caramels, 3 tablespoons whipping cream and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) for 3 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
- Dip each strawberry halfway into caramel mixture. Roll in nuts and place on lightly greased wax paper. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 8 hours.
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Step aside, caramel apples...there's a new kid in town! We don't own a microwave and I placed a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water, carefully melting the mixture over low-medium heat. Easy, inexpensive and delicious! Used Oregon-grown hazelnuts and strawberries from California (they're not growing here locally yet). I was out of heavy cream and subbed whole milk with no problem. A good way to use up caramel candies left over from Christmas baking/cooking. Next time I'll make my own caramel sauce. Thanks for posting. ~Tasty Dish~ approved!
YUM! I hope you don't mind me rating this as I did make one major change. I used homemade caramel sauce rather than melting down caramels and adding cream. I then rolled them in chopped cashews mixed with the salt to give the salted flavor. SO GOOD! Next time I would probably just make them this way again because I usually have the caramel on hand but I would add the salt to the caramel itself so it blends in better rather than two the nuts. Great easy dessert. Thank you!