Fresh Treat: Salted Caramel Strawberries

A farmer's market fresh desert

Strawberries are a fresh farmer’s market find.

While they are great all on their own, you can easily turn them into a sweeter treat.

Historic Downtown Sikeston shared a recipe for salted caramel strawberries that you may want to whip up this weekend.

20 large fresh strawberries
40 caramels
3 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped mixed nuts

Pat washed strawberries completely dry with paper towels.
Microwave caramels, 3 Tbsp. whipping cream, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl for about 3 1/2 minutes or until smooth, stirring at 1-minute intervals.
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.