Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe-Valentine’s Day Special
Quick, delicious and easy to make chocolate covered strawberries can be a sweet surprise for your valentine. These can be made in less than an hour. You can make them more interesting and colorful by adding your favorite sprinkles.
Make sure that you buy the organic strawberries from Whole Food Market, Sprouts or Trader joes as they taste much better than the regular ones. One of the important tip is make sure that the strawberries are totally dry before dipping in chocolate. You can dip them in dark chocolate or white chocolate.
1 pint (2 cups) medium-large strawberries (18 to 20 strawberries)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or white vanilla baking chips
1 teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil
Gently rinse strawberries and dry on paper towels (berries must be completely dry). Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.
In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Dip lower half of each strawberry into chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip back into saucepan. Add favorite sprinkles on top .Place on waxed paper-lined tray or cookie sheet.
Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm, or until ready to serve. Store covered in refrigerator so chocolate does not soften (if made with oil, chocolate will soften more quickly at room temperature).
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker