Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries

It's finally time for our Winter Edition of Freaky Friday.  And as I'm typing this, boy is it Winter here in Oklahoma.  Little Devil just came home early and even our local taco joint just posted a closing.  Ice and sleet are serious stuff, making this the ideal time to stay in perusing new recipes.  There's no better place for finding new recipes and fellow food lovers than our Freaky Friday group.  If you aren't familiar with Freaky Friday, once a quarter we get together and re-create recipes from one another's blogs.  It's a secret for everyone, including you all!  The most fun is seeing who was assigned your blog and what they chose to make.  Learning about fellow bloggers and getting to know their cooking style is always great fun.  This time, I had the pleasure of getting to know Deanna, or "Dee" from Seduction in the Kitchen.  Dee is a native Pittsburgh girl, living in Ohio.  I really enjoyed perusing her blog because she has wonderful sampling of foods from her home state.  Being an Okie girl stuck here in the middle of America, I'm always anxious to sample flavors from around our glorious country.  I was really intrigued by Dee's "Pitts" Burger with Iron City Beer Braised Onions.  In fact, I was tempted to make them for Super Bowl Sunday because it sounds like exactly what every guy I know wants to eat.  When tailgate time rolls around again, I can't wait to make her Tailgate Crock Pot Pierogies with Kielbasa, Bacon and Onions.  Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING on Dee's blog is truly tempting and seductive, but in the end I chose her Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries for our Valentine's Day meal. These strawberries truly sum up Dee's motto, "Everyone has a love affair with food."  Nothing is more seductive than a chocolate covered strawberry, but Dee has taken it to the next level by adding caramel sauce and chopped peanuts.  Fresh strawberries with hints of Snicker Bar flavor?  I'm definitely seduced! 

From Seduction in the Kitchen...
Truly Seductive!
A juicy red berry,
cored and filled with caramel sauce.
Dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped peanuts.

Check out my chocolate "schmear"
I was trying to be fancy.
I made these for our Valentine's Day Dinner Dessert.
The perfect valentine!
I used my Pepper Corer to hollow out the berries.
It works great on jalapenos too!

The chocolate chips were a breeze to melt
in the microwave using my silicone bowls.
Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries
Freaky Friday Winter 2018
Thanks Dee!


Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries

by: Seduction in the Kitchen
1 pint of large red strawberries, washed and cored
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I cheated and used milk chocolate)
1/4 cup caramel sauce (I used Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Fill the center of your hollowed out strawberry with caramel sauce. Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and cook in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each until the chips are melted and smooth.  Dip the strawberry in to the chocolate, making sure to cover the top, to keep the chocolate sauce in.  Shake off excess chocolate.  Dip the chocolate coated strawberry into the chopped peanuts.  You can cover the entire berry or just partially dip in peanuts, that's up to you.  Place the berries on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.  Refrigerate, allowing the chocolate to harden.

Prep Time:  Approximately 25 minutes  Cook Time: Needs to chill slightly


If you enjoyed this post, check out some previous
Freaky Friday Recipes:
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken 
Freaky Friday Fall 2017
Blue Cheese Olive Bites
Freaky Friday Fall 2016
Reese's Pretzel Basketball Cookies
Freaky Friday Winter 2017
I hope you've enjoyed Freaky Friday as much as we all enjoy doing it.  Please visit the other wonderful Freaky Friday participants that make this event so much fun.  Special thanks to Michaela at An Affair From the Heart for being a fabulous hostess:


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An Affair from the Heart - Arancini (Three Cheese Fried Risotto Balls)
A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures - Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip
Bacon Fatte - Spiced Bakery Style Ginger Pear Muffins
Bowl Me Over - Beef Tips and Gravy
The Devilish Dish - Chocolate Covered Snickers Strawberries
Full Belly Sisters - Easy Crockpot Cesar Chicken
LeMoine Family Kitchen - Frittata Ranchera Black Bean Salad
Life Currents - Garlic Sesame Noodles
Lisa's Dinnertime Dish - Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf
Mildly Meandering - Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Soup
Plattertalk - Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Seduction in the Kitchen - Reuben Meatball Casserole
Take Two Tapas - BLT Bacon Cups with Avocado
The Foodie Affair - Pineapple Bread Pudding
West Via Midwest - Spicy Smoke Sauced Shrimp
Who Needs a Cape? - Cheez-It Fiesta Baked Chicken  

26 comments:

  1. I have to buy strawberries. I think I'll buy some extra to make these.

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    1. I found a great tip for keeping the strawberries longer. Place them unwashed into a glass mason jar with a tight lid in the coldest part of the refrigerator. They lasted well over a week and were still firm and pretty!

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  2. I love that you used the pepper-corer to do the strawberries! What a great idea! This will be making an appearance at our house VERY soon!

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  3. These strawberries look SO good! I love everything about them!

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    1. They were really fun, and the perfect dessert for our casual Valentine dinner.

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  4. I could be seduced by these, any day of the week! Talk about something that looks sinfully delicious; these surely qualify!

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  5. Not only do these look amazing, they sound amazing. I have a love affair with them! I can see why you chose this recipe!

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    1. They were delicious, and a fun twist on the usual chocolate covered berry!

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  6. Wow! What a fun sweet treat! Huge fan of chocolate covered strawberries but these are a notch above! Love!

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  7. They are a fun treat for sure!

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  8. Caramel in the middle? These look delicious, especially with that chocolate coating!

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    1. They were very good. A great Valentine treat for sure

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    1. Very decadent! It was hard to show restraint lol

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  10. Oh my gosh, this is my kind of dessert treat! Yum!

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  11. these sound super decadent and delicious!

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    1. Just like a Snickers. The perfect over the top Valentine dessert!

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  12. That shmear looks amazing!! I love the surprise caramel inside!

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    1. Thanks! We stayed in for Valentine's Day and I was trying to put out some effort in the presentation department lol!

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  13. What a perfect flavor combination!! You know I will be trying these!!

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  14. What a fun way to enjoy strawberries & chocolate! I'm all over this!!!

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  15. Chocolate and strawberries are so perfect together! I love the addition of snickers!

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  16. This looks great!!! I am so glad you picked this recipe!! It looks great!

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