Thursday, May 17, 2012

Homage to a 1980's Sweet Treat

Happy Thursday my sweets! 

This week Haydn brought you a treat for beer lovers and now I'm bringing you a treat for sweet lovers! 

Why you ask? Because you are my sweets and I love you so I figured why not give my sweets a sweet?

Sweets for sweets!

Now, I'm not a huge dessert fan (says the girl who posted a beet chocolate cake last week and this post this week) but I do like a little somethin' somethin' from time to time... And this little ditty fits that bill.

I'm talking chocolate covered strawberries. Ooooooh yeah.

But not in that cheesy 1980's seduce-your-flight-instructor-to-the-tune-of-Take My Breath Away kind of chocolate covered strawberries. No, wait. I do mean those kind of chocolate covered strawberries. Because strawberries dipped in chocolate is hot. And so were 1980's movies. Like this one... OR this one... OR this one!

The real kicker here though are the pistachios. They add a salty, crunchy texture to the mix. And who doesn't want to put something sweet and salty in their mouth? I do! I do! And I did...

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Crunchy Pistachios


1 Pint Fresh, Organic Strawberries, washed and well dried & sliced into halves.
1 C Dark Chocolate Baking Disks (the higher quality, the better).
1/2 C Shelled Pistachios, roughly chopped.

What to Do:

In a double boiler - I set a glass bowl over a medium sized pot - bring 1-2 C of water to a boil. Make sure the water in the pot isn't touching the bowl. 

Reduce heat to a medium simmer and add the chocolate to the dry bowl. Stirring very regularly (almost constantly), gently melt the chocolate. Once melted, remove from the heat so the chocolate doesn't burn and set aside.

As the chocolate melts, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Now, holding onto the greens of the berries, gently dip the strawbs into the chocolate, followed by the pistachios. Set on parchment paper. Repeat until finished. Place in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes

Serve with a side of sexy... Or maybe some dark red wine.


What's your favourite bit of the 80's? Or do you think we should try to forget them as quickly as possible? (both answers are fair).


This post is linked up with Whole Foods Wednesday; Cast Party Wednesday; Simple Lives Thursday; Showcase Your Talent Thursday; Full Plate Thursday; Tastetastic Thursday; Fresh Bites Friday; Fight Back Friday; The Hearth & Soul Blog Hop via The 21st Century Housewife; Tasty Tuesdays; Slightly Indulgent Tuesday; Tuesday Talent Show;


  1. It looks delicious!
    Great treat, and I love the combination of flavors!
    Very elegant dessert

  2. Visiting from Tastastic blog hop.
    I have only one thing to say - Fabulous!
    Love the pistachios on that lucious organic strawberry . Also, your photos are outstanding. Love it all..

  3. I love the twist with the pistachios and the colors are great!

  4. This dessert is for any era, not just the 80's. Love it :-)

  5. These look so delicious! I love 80's movies, especially Top Gun and Dirty Dancing! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

    1. Thanks Alyssa! Dirty Dancing is rad. I just replaced my VHS copy with a DVD one. Special features? oh yes.


  6. What a brilliant idea! Seriously geniusly delicious ... will have to include this one in my highlights for next weeks Hearth & Soul Hop. Thanks for sharing it this week. :)

  7. Just "found" you! Lord, have Mercy!!
    Must make these.
    and find my scarves!!

  8. Add pistachios to chocolate dipped strawberries is an inspired idea! What a lovely treat!