Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These are so expensive in stores but they are so easy to make and so yummy!!!

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening

1 pint fresh strawberries

In a saucepan (or double boiler if you have one) over low heat, melt chocolate chips and shortening, stirring constantly until smooth.

Spear fruit with toothpicks; dip into chocolate. Place on waxed paper or stick toothpicks into a block of Styrofoam to harden.

You can use any kind of chocolate even white. And for a pretty look you can, after you dip them melt some white chocolate and with a spoon drip stripes of chocolate over them.

Remember, the chocolate hardens very quickly, much like wax, so be sure that once you leave the chocolate standing and off the stove for 5 minutes or more, it will harden and you will need to heat it up again before you dip more fruit.


Jen said...

I could totally use some now. YUM!

Debbie said...

I've made these before and they are so fun!