Friday, May 28, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries


1 lb. fresh strawberries
1-2 cups chocolate melting wafers or chocolate chips - You can use milk, white, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate


Wash and completely dry your strawberries, leaving the stems on. You will need the stems to dip the strawberries.

Cover baking sheets with wax paper and have ready.

In a deep microwave save bowl, melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave. Check and stir the chocolate every 15 seconds or so, being careful not to burn it.

Holding the strawberry by it’s stem, dip it in the melted chocolate, and place gently on the wax paper covered baking sheet. You might want to use a small spoon to help you pour the chocolate over the strawberry so that it is fully covered. Repeat this process until all your strawberries are done.

Let the chocolate dry for about 20 minutes, or until hardened. Gently peel them off the wax paper and enjoy.

If you want to drizzle another type of chocolate over your strawberries: Melt the chocolate in the microwave, dip the blade of a butter knife into the chocolate, and then flick the knife back and forth over the strawberries to create little lines. You will have to recoat the blade of your knife with chocolate often. Don’t worry about making a mess because the wax paper will just be thrown out once you’re done. Let the drizzle dry and then enjoy!

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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