Decadent Caramel Covered Strawberries
I know I’m not the only one out there with a serious sweet tooth. Right around 3 ‘o clock everyday I start to crave something chocolatey. Normally, chocolate-covered strawberries are one of my favorite deserts, but it’s obviously not something I would whip up on a weeknight. Then, I stumbled across this recipe on the Steamy Kitchen Blog. The idea of using caramel as an alternative to chocolate is pure genius, and the peanuts add a nice textural addition as well. The best part is that this comes together in less than 10 minutes and uses just 4 ingredients that you can find at any grocery store.
This is the perfect recipe to wow your friends and family. Take it to your next birthday party, baby shower, BBQ, whatever and you can bet everyone will be asking for the recipe! If you want to take this desert to the next level, sprinkle some sea salt over the caramel once it’s melted.
Caramel Covered Strawberries
1 quart of fresh strawberries
2 cups of individually wrapped caramels
2 tablespoons of milk or cream
1/2 cup of chopped peanuts
Unwrap the caramels and put them in a microwave safe bowl along with the milk. Heat it in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir the caramel and milk together and then put the bowl back in the microwave for another 1 minute.
In the meantime, skewer each strawberry through the stem with a small bamboo skewer. This will help you dip the strawberries in the caramel.
Once the caramel is melted and smooth, dip each strawberry in the caramel and then roll the strawberries in the chopped peanuts. Place them on a tray lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Serve right away.
**Note: If you don’t serve right away, the caramel will start to slide off of the strawberries and get all gooey so stick them in the fridge if you need to wait before eating.
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