Dark Chocolate and Almond Covered Strawberries Recipe

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

Yesterday, Eric made me cry.  We’ve never really been big on celebrating Valentine’s Day, but Eric asked what he could do to make this Valentine’s Day special for me. He said he knows how hard things have been lately, and that he really wanted to make sure I feel cherished and appreciated. I immediately burst into tears, because I SO needed to hear that.

We’re keeping it simple, sushi for lunch, and a movie. Just knowing he’s thinking of me and wants to spend time with me is all the special I need.

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

I am also whipping up a batch of these lovely Dark Chocolate Almond Strawberries to show my love for him. These strawberries are really beautiful, and a simple way to dress up the traditional chocolate covered strawberries that are so popular for Valentine’s Day.

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

I like to use leftover almond meal from making homemade almond milk, but you can also just chop some almonds by hand or in a food processor. Make sure that if you go the food processor route, only pulse the nuts a few times. Too long and you’ll end up with almond butter!

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

My littlest Valentine is getting strawberries too, but his are plain, and cut into little hearts.

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

Oh, he just melts my heart!

I made another adorable variety of chocolate dipped strawberries for SheKnows. Check out my Strawberry and Tomato Love Bugs for a fun sweet or savory Valentine’s snack for your kiddos.

If you’re looking for breakfast options for Valentine’s Day, I’ve got some cute healthy heart shaped cranberry muffins, and these gorgeous pink strawberry waffles!

Hope you and your family have a lovely Valentine’s Day. Hug someone you love!

Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert at EatingRichly.com

Dark Chocolate and Almond Covered Strawberries Recipe
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 3 berries
  • Calories: 126
  • Fat: 6.08
  • Saturated fat: 3.54
  • Carbohydrates: 16.86
  • Sugar: 12.13
  • Sodium: 1.63
  • Fiber: 1.79
  • Protein: 1.25
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Dessert
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Fresh strawberries are dipped in dark chocolate and chopped almonds for an easy gourmet Valentine's dessert.
Ingredients
  • 12 strawberries
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (I used 70%)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped almonds
  • pinch of kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse the strawberries and carefully pat them dry.
  2. Rough chop the chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted. It took 90 seconds total for me.
  3. Place the almonds in a small bowl and mix in the salt.
  4. Place a skewer or toothpick into the stem end of each strawberry. Dip the strawberry into the chocolate, and then the almonds.
  5. Stand strawberries up by poking the other end of the toothpick into something (I used a piece of styrofoam). You can also lay them on a parchment lined plate.
  6. Let sit at least 20 minutes to harden.
Notes
Approximate cost/serving: Strawberries, including organic, are almost always on sale the week of Valentine's Day. I got my pint for $2.50 which had about 15 berries in it. Using almond meal leftover from making almond milk also reduced the cost. This ended up costing me about $3 total so $.75/serving.
Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Yes to both and vegan too. Just make sure you're using dark chocolate and not milk chocolate to keep it dairy free and vegan.

 


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