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Monday, February 14, 2011

Quick Valentine's Treat

If you're looking for a quick treat for your Valentine, it isn't too late.  Grab some strawberries, dark chocolate, chopped nuts and kosher salt and in less than half an hour, you'll have a sweet treat for your sweetie.
16-20 ripe strawberries
3.5 oz bar of dark chocolate (I used 60% cacao)
2 TBSP chopped nuts
1 TBSP kosher salt

Wash and pat the strawberries dry.  Take the stem remnant in one hand and the berry in the other and twist the stem to give yourself something to hold on to for dipping.

Crumble the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and get the nuts and salt prepared.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

Dip the berries in the chocolate.  Place on a parchment paper lined platter.  Sprinkle some with nuts, some with salt and keep some plain.  Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to set, then serve. 


Did you do any special treats for Valentine's day?