Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Looking for a simple yet elegant Valentines Day treat? These chocolate covered strawberries only take about 10 minutes to prepare and always seem to instantly disappear.

Fresh strawberries
1 c. chocolate chips
1 to 2 T. shortening

Gently wash strawberries and pat dry using paper towel.

Place chocolate chips and shortening in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 1-3 minutes. After the first minute, check and stir every 30 seconds until chips are completely melted - be careful not to let them scorch.

Holding onto the stem, dip strawberries - covering as desired, and place on a piece of waxed paper or foil. As chocolate cools it will harden. White chocolate chips may be melted in the same fashion and drizzled over the strawberries for a decorative effect as well.
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