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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries

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!)



Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries Recipe

Servings: Prep Time: Cook Time:

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.


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


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.

82 Responses to “Salted Caramel Covered Strawberries”

  1. Tokyo Terrace — 3/18/10 @ 9:24 am

    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. SimplyForties — 3/18/10 @ 9:24 am

    Cute, like caramel apples with strawberries, instead. Very clever!

  3. Divina — 3/18/10 @ 9:24 am

    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!!

  4. Yum! And what an inventive departure from the typical chocolate covered berries. I want some of these and I want them now!

  5. deeba — 3/18/10 @ 9:27 am

    Like a ray on sunshine… fresh & gorgeous!

  6. Kim in MD — 3/18/10 @ 9:29 am

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

  7. Tracy — 3/18/10 @ 10:00 am

    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.

  8. Soo cute! Juicy, creamy and nutty.. a perfect combo!!

  9. Tiffany — 3/18/10 @ 10:08 am

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

  10. Nicole, RD — 3/18/10 @ 10:42 am

    What a perfect twist on the beloved chocolate-covered strawberry!

  11. Fire Wife Katie — 3/18/10 @ 10:50 am

    Oooh, I like!

  12. PeachRainbow — 3/18/10 @ 11:11 am

    Looks Delicious!

  13. Rosa — 3/18/10 @ 12:15 pm

    what a splendid combination! a wonderful idea!



  14. A. your photography is stunning
    B. so smart soaking them in water!!!
    C. these look delicious…and easy! :) Thanks!

  15. Cindy — 3/18/10 @ 12:39 pm

    Your photo is absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Alta — 3/18/10 @ 1:37 pm

    I would like a plate of these send to my desk….immediately!

  17. As a big fan of salted caramel, I can’t believe I never thought of marrying it with strawberries! What a wonderful treat!

  18. 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!

  19. TripleScoop — 3/18/10 @ 1:57 pm

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

  20. bunkycooks — 3/18/10 @ 2:17 pm

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

  21. 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!

  22. Alex Lincoln — 3/18/10 @ 6:45 pm


  23. rookie cookie — 3/18/10 @ 7:00 pm

    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.

  24. Lynn — 3/18/10 @ 7:36 pm

    15 minutes? I want them now!!

  25. Chris — 3/18/10 @ 7:40 pm

    Gorgeous! Nice tip about the ice bath too.

  26. Lisa — 3/18/10 @ 7:42 pm

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

  27. Asianmommy — 3/18/10 @ 10:09 pm

    Yum! How fun!

  28. This looks dangerously easy! Yummy!

  29. Brentwood — 3/18/10 @ 11:00 pm

    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.

  30. Oh so delicious!

  31. Brian Asis — 3/19/10 @ 2:37 am

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

  32. The Teacher Cooks — 3/19/10 @ 8:59 am

    Wow! These are beautiful and I am sure they are as equally delicious. So simple to do also. Thanks Jaden.

  33. Deanna — 3/19/10 @ 1:35 pm

    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.

  34. Global Patriot — 3/19/10 @ 6:28 pm

    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!

  35. kamran siddiqi — 3/19/10 @ 11:32 pm

    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? :)

  36. Yummy!!! Love strawberries and caramel is the best isn’t it??

  37. bryan — 3/20/10 @ 9:34 am

    wow, look at that, I’m already drooling, great color, looks delicious!!

  38. Courtney — 3/20/10 @ 11:37 am

    Oh how I wish I could eat peanuts again.. I might try this with chocolate! :D

  39. Chele — 3/20/10 @ 1:31 pm

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

  40. Mark Gale — 3/20/10 @ 1:39 pm

    Dang… those look good. Never would have thought of it. Thanks!

  41. meeso — 3/20/10 @ 2:51 pm


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  43. Martha — 3/20/10 @ 8:34 pm

    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 :-)

  44. Sara @ PrivateKitchen — 3/20/10 @ 9:28 pm

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

  45. zestycook — 3/22/10 @ 7:04 am

    oh wow Jaden, these look amazing. I would never know when to stop eating them!

  46. freckles2stars — 3/22/10 @ 2:16 pm

    Great idea. This will be something to make for Easter.

  47. These look beautiful and messy and gooey and fun. Definitely my kind of sweet snack! Love your photos, as always.

  48. megan — 3/23/10 @ 6:12 pm

    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!

  49. Hahaha, you made them sound so sophisticated, yet delectable at the same time. 15 seconds to down one? Nah … I doubt that.

  50. Valen — 3/24/10 @ 12:48 pm

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

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