The chef and author of The Negative Calorie Diet puts a 'protein-rich' spin on the romantic dessert

By People Staff
February 01, 2017 12:00 PM
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Iain Bagwell

Rocco DiSpirito’s Chocolate & Almond Dipped Strawberries

The chef and author of The Negative Calorie Diet puts a ‘protein-rich’ spin on the romantic dessert

1 (9-oz.) bag no-sugar-added dark chocolate baking chips
½ cup toasted and crushed almonds
18 large strawberries

1. Place 1¼ cup of the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until the chocolate has just melted, 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips until smooth and still warm. Place the crushed almonds on a plate.

2. Rinse strawberries and pat dry. Dip each berry in the chocolate to cover, letting excess drip off; roll in the almond mixture and place on a piece of wax paper or parchment paper set over a plate. Move the finished berries to the refrigerator to cool and set, about 30 minutes. Serve chilled.

Makes: 18 strawberries
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes, plus chilling