Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This recipe makes a full pound’s worth of strawberries, which will probably be about fifteen or twenty. It’s easy to scale back the recipe if you want to just make a few. In fact, if you’re just going to dip a few, you might as well just get a candy bar and melt that instead of the chocolate chips.

1 lb fresh strawberries
6 oz chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet)

Wash the strawberries, leaving the stems and leaves on. Let them dry very thoroughly. If they aren’t completely dry, the chocolate won’t stick. You might want to do this the night before so they’re totally and completely dry. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and nuke them for 30 seconds. They’ll probably look like they haven’t melted at all, but if you stir them they should collapse. If they aren’t completely melted, nuke them for about 15 seconds longer. Stir until they are completely melted and smooth. Put a sheet of waxed paper on the counter or on a cookie sheet. Pick up each strawberry by the stem and dip it in the melted chocolate. Twirl it a bit and let the excess chocolate drip off. Place it on the waxed paper. Don’t let them touch. Leave them to dry, which won’t take long. (I find that the garage is a good place to let them dry, because they are too tempting if left out on the counter!) 

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