Chocolate-Crunch Coated Strawberries

Juicy ripe strawberries are all the sweeter with a dark chocolaty-crunch coating. 

INGREDIENTS (serves 20):

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios (optional)
  • PREPARATIONS: 

    1. Place chocolate in a double boiler, or heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pan of gently simmering water. Stir occasionally, until melted, 3–5 minutes. Remove from heat.
    2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. One at a time, dip each strawberry in chocolate, twirling to coat; then sprinkle chocolate-covered portion with pistachios, if using, and place on waxed paper.
    3. Chill chocolate-dipped strawberries at least 15 minutes to set chocolate. (Strawberries should not be stored in refrigerator longer than 1 hour as condensation drops may collect on the chocolate.)

    NUTRITIONAL CONTENT
    [box]Serves 20, 1 strawberry per serving – This is a Step 1 Approved Recipe. 

    PER SERVING:

    • FOR JOURNALING ON THE F-FACTOR DIET: 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber
    • ACTUAL NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER SERVING: 70 calories, 1g protein, 9g carb, 2g fiber, 7g net carb, 1g sugar, 5g fat, 0mg sodium [/box]