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Milk Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Macadamia Nuts

Milk Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Macadamia Nuts

The best thing about baking a batch of cookies with macadamia nuts in them, like White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies or Macadamia Oatmeal Lace Cookies, is that you’re left with a bunch of macadamia nuts to use up in other recipes. Macadamia nuts can be kind of pricey, so they’re not necessarily something I keep on hand all the time, but their buttery flavor and crunch go so well with so many dishes, I really enjoy having them around the kitchen to use here and there.

Sometimes I use chopped macadamia nuts as an ice cream topping, standing in for the peanuts often used in a hot fudge sundae, and here I used them to finish off some strawberries I dipped in milk chocolate.

You don’t really need a recipe to make these, especially if you don’t mind having some extra strawberries, chocolate and macadamia nuts around. You can just eyeball it (or look below for some estimates). Melt some chocolate, dip as many berries as you can, then sprinkle the berries with (or dip them into) coarsely chopped nuts. The flavor of the macadamias goes very well with the milk chocolate and really makes the otherwise simple treat into something a little bit more special.

Milk Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with Macadamia Nuts
12-16 oz. fresh, ripe strawberries, cleaned
approx 6-oz milk chocolate
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped

Line a baking sheet or cutting board with wax paper or parchment paper.
Chop up the chocolate roughly with a knife if it is in block form. In a medium-sized, microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Heat it in 45 or 60-second intervals, stirring between each time to ensure that the chocolate is melting evenly and not burning.
Dip the berries into the chocolate, sprinkle with macadamia nuts, and place on wax paper.
Berries can set at room temperature if you live somewhere cool, otherwise refrigerate them until ready to serve.

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16 Comments
  • Steph
    June 11, 2009

    Your strawberries look so good! I always make chocolate dipped strawberries, but never tried it with nuts before.

  • unconfidentialcook.com
    June 11, 2009

    Love the addition of macademia nuts!

  • Jessica
    June 11, 2009

    Those are so beautiful! The macadamia nuts are so inventive!

  • Anh
    June 12, 2009

    Simple and delicious! I love the crunch from macademia!!

  • Katerina
    June 12, 2009

    You know I think it is interesting that you comment on the price. Nuts can be soo expensive! I don’t think I have ever made anything with macadamia nuts before for that very reason. Any tips for getting them cheaper? I like the bulk bins myself.

  • Sues
    June 12, 2009

    Nice! I love chocolate-covered strawberries and the macadamia nuts are the perfect touch 🙂

  • Jerry Venapro
    June 13, 2009

    Wow, those strawberries are beautiful. Can this recipe be made using non-dairy? My son and I are allergic to milk.

  • Jen
    June 15, 2009

    Beautiful pic!!!!!!! The mac nut addition is wonderful, adds a little crunch!

  • baby gates for stairs
    July 18, 2009

    So delicious, I’ve never tried with nuts before but they really add a little extra crunch. I also tried with walnuts, they’re pretty good as a cheaper substitute for the macadamias.

  • memory foam mattress
    August 20, 2009

    Those strawberries look absolutely amazing. The macadamias are brilliant. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. Thank you so much.

  • watch anime online
    April 15, 2010

    i like strawberries

  • History of Coffee
    April 20, 2010

    The strawberries looks beautiful. great combination. Thanks for share these pics.

  • firma rehberi
    April 21, 2010

    strawberies are really cool

  • youtube
    April 21, 2010

    thank you very much

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