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Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

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Salted Caramel Covered Strawberrie

These Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries only take about 15 minutes to make and I bet 15 seconds to eat. Oh and I cheated.

Instead of making my own caramel, I got a little help from a yellow bag and a microwave.

Oh how I love modern convenience, especially when it comes to candy coated strawberries!

If you want to be real fancy, I suppose you could make your own salted caramel. But me? I’m just fine with these little nuggets. Melt them in the microwave with some sea salt.

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

One of the tricks to this recipe is to soak the strawberries briefly in ice water to perk up the green stem and improves the succulent texture of the strawberries.

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

Melt the caramel in the microwave, swirl the strawberry to coat, then into your choice of chopped nuts (quick, someone make them with pistachios!!).

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

I love messy caramel.

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

If you’re a video type of person, my good friend Eric of Gardenfork.tv made a quick video of the Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries (with cameos from his beautiful dogs!)

 

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Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries Recipe

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This recipe came from a brand-new cookbook called Southern Living Farmer Market Cookbook, and I've try for the recipe so far, all a big hit. Lots of photos and recipes featuring the goods you'd find at your local farmers market.

Ingredients:

10 large fresh strawberries
20 caramels
1 1/2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup coarsely chopped mixed nuts (peanuts and almond slivers)
Wax paper

Directions:

1. Soak strawberries in a ice bath for 5 minutes to restore their perky leaves
2. Pat strawberries completely dry with paper towels
3. Microwave caramels, whipping cream, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM(50% power) 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
4. Dip each strawberry halfway into caramel mixture. Roll in nuts, and place on lightly greased wax paper. Let stand 15 minutes. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 8 hours.

Comments 82

  1. Tokyo Terrace

    I can’t think of anything to say but YUM! And can you please just hop on over to Tokyo with a box full of those beautiful treats? K, thanks, see you soon!

  2. Divina

    Oh my. I thought I’m already satisfied with chocolate dipped strawberries but being a big fan of caramel, this is definitely worth a try. We might have those Kraft caramel but not too sure. If not, there’ no reason why I shouldn’t make my own caramel. Tempting!!

  3. Kim in MD

    OMG…What a fantastic idea! As usual, your photos are gorgeous, Jaden!

  4. Tracy

    Can’t wait for strawberry season to try this.

    I suppose having them with a caramel cake would be too much?

    Nah. Never too much caramel.

  5. Tiffany

    Oooooh… how fun! My daughter is a dipped berry addict so… it’ll be fun to try them in caramel with her. Thanks!

  6. Kate @ Savour Fare

    Ha! MY BFF was making my salted caramel frosting and he called me to say “You say make a caramel, but I don’t see any caramels in the ingredients.”

    I’m on a huge salted caramel kick lately — I love the idea on strawberries!

  7. TripleScoop

    I wonder how these would taste with Salted Carmen Ice Cream? Would it be a Salted Carmel overload? Can there be such a thing?

  8. bunkycooks

    Wow…strawberries instead of apples! I am totally sold! :) What a neat combination and best of all…smaller bites!

  9. Christine@Christine's Recipes

    Oh, gosh, beautiful and yummy desert. It’d be the superstar in any social gatherings. I’ll make some to surprise my friends in the coming party. Love the idea of modern convenience, esp. when we have to handle heaps of tasks at a time. Thanks for this brilliant recipe!

  10. rookie cookie

    Such a great idea. Give me something to do with strawberries this summer. I find them hard to be creative with. You can’t really cook with them much because they don’t hold up. But a new, fresh idea like this is great.

    And lovely pix.

  11. Lisa

    My daughter and niece just made these and have eaten most of them already.

  12. Brentwood

    Those look so good its not right. I’m going to have to try and make them this weekend! Costco has some awesome looking strawberries, I may have to go back.

  13. Brian Asis

    Great idea :) I love the way the strawberries looked with the caramel :D

  14. Deanna

    Wow. Those look delicious. Too bad I didn’t see those a few days ago…before I discovered I am allergic to strawberries. Maybe I will make salted caramel apples, not the same but better than nothing.

  15. Global Patriot

    Salted caramel has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but I always think of it with chocolate. This twist with strawberries is a delicious combination!

  16. kamran siddiqi

    Pure genius Jaden, I love how you utilize everything around you to make simple, sophisticated dishes, like this lovely dessert.

    Great post!

    P.S. If I do ever decide to start selling mini cupcakes. I’ll trade you a dozen of your choice of cupcakes for some of these salted caramel covered strawberries. Deal? :)

  17. Chele

    Oh. My. Goodness! Can’t wait for strawberries to be in season over here so I can give this recipe a try!

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  19. Martha

    These look awesome! I’m putting these on the must try list! Thanks for the great idea. Stopping by to visit from the FBF. Have a great weekend :-)

  20. Sara @ PrivateKitchen

    Those look amazing Jaden!! And it’s almost health food with the fruit, right?! :-)

  21. megan

    I’m going to make these for Easter. I was asked to make a Mexican Chocolate Cake and these would be beautiful lining the cake!
    Scrumpdillalicious!!

  22. Valen

    This sounds great! I’ve had chocolate covered strawberries, but not caramel covered!

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