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.
StephJune 11, 2009
Your strawberries look so good! I always make chocolate dipped strawberries, but never tried it with nuts before.
unconfidentialcook.comJune 11, 2009
Love the addition of macademia nuts!
JessicaJune 11, 2009
Those are so beautiful! The macadamia nuts are so inventive!
AnhJune 12, 2009
Simple and delicious! I love the crunch from macademia!!
KaterinaJune 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.
SuesJune 12, 2009
Nice! I love chocolate-covered strawberries and the macadamia nuts are the perfect touch 🙂
Jerry VenaproJune 13, 2009
Wow, those strawberries are beautiful. Can this recipe be made using non-dairy? My son and I are allergic to milk.
JenJune 15, 2009
Beautiful pic!!!!!!! The mac nut addition is wonderful, adds a little crunch!
baby gates for stairsJuly 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.
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Those strawberries look absolutely amazing. The macadamias are brilliant. I’m going to try this recipe this weekend. Thank you so much.
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i like strawberries
History of CoffeeApril 20, 2010
The strawberries looks beautiful. great combination. Thanks for share these pics.
firma rehberiApril 21, 2010
strawberies are really cool
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thank you very much