Everything a snack should be. Sweet, savory, salty and healthy. These Almond-Butter & Chocolate Strawberry Snack Bites are delightful as a snack, wonderful as a dessert and even better for breakfast.
Almond-butter & chocolate Strawberry Bites
~ Almond butter or nut butter of choice
~ Dark chocolate
~ Flaky sea salt
Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle the paper with flaky sea salt.
Melt the chocolate in a shallow bowl over hot water or pop in the microwave (only in 10 second intervals, stirring well after each interval.)
Rinse the strawberries. Use a pairing knife to cut out the stem and make a ‘well’ in the berries; I make this well a little bigger than normal to accommodate more nut butter.
Using a small spoon, smoosh a spoonful of almond butter into the well of a strawberry. Quickly dip the smooshed-end of the berry into the chocolate and set on the salted parchment paper. Allow chocolate to firm at room temperature or set in the refrigerator for quicker hardening.
Store the chocolate almond butter strawberry snack bites in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3 days to keep the best berry texture.
Note: Thicker nut butter is easier to work with because if the nut butter you’re using is runny it will want to run out of your berry when you tip it over to dip into the chocolate or as you are transferring it from the chocolate to the parchment paper. Instead, try using a spoon to pour a small circle of chocolate directly onto the parchment paper and after filling the berry with the nut butter, quickly turn it over onto the chocolate circle. Do allow the chocolate almond butter strawberry snack bites to firm before moving.