Chocolate-Crunch Coated Strawberries

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

INGREDIENTS (serves 20):

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.)

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: 

THE F-FACTOR DIET NUTRITIONAL CONTENT FOR JOURNALING: 9g carbohydrate, 2g fiber

ACTUAL NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER SERVING (serves 20, 1 strawberry per serving): 70 calories, 1g protein, 9g carb, 2g fiber, 7g net carb, 1g sugar, 5g fat, .3mg sodium