Sunday, April 4, 2010

A little bit of romance...

Have you ever tried to make chocolate dipped strawberries and had the chocolate separate from the strawberry just a bit once they cooled? Me too. I hunted and hunted for a good recipe and the magic way to do this until I found the lovely recipe below, from a good friend in Arizona. I hope this will inspire you to make these little treats often! This makes 1 pound of strawberries but is pretty easy to scale to your size!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  • 1 pound, milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons, vegetable shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries (with stems if possible!)

In a double boiler (or just place a glass bowl over 1" of simmering water in a pot), place the milk chocolate chips and vegetable shortening and stir until melted and combined. Lay out a sheet of wax paper to let the chocolate dipped strawberries harden post-dipping. Grab a strawberry by the stem and dip into melted chocolate until desired coverage is acheived. Lay strawberry to harden on wax paper. Repeat until all strawberries are coated. Then go back and eat the first one you dipped. (at least that's my addition to the recipe).

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