Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Recipe by ellie_
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 24 -30
    strawberries, green caps in tact
  • 6
    ounces chocolate, coarsely chopped (your favorite chocolate or what is on hand, can use sweet, semisweet, bittersweet or white)
  • toothpick
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse strawberries, drying them with paper towels.
  • Melt chocolate in top of double boiler or in microwave (full power in 30 second intervals, until chocolate is melted, stirring often).
  • Note 1: CHOCOLATE SHOULD NOT BE TOO HOT - IF IT GETS TOO HOT IT WILL DRIP ON THE BERRIES INSTEAD OF ADHERING TO THE BERRIES.
  • Note 2: BE CAREFUL--OVER HEATING CHOCOLATE MAY CAUSE SCORCHING AND KEEP IT FROM BLENDING PROPERLY.
  • Insert toothpick into stem end of strawberry and dip 3/4 of berry into chocolate, leaving green cap and some of the red berry showing.
  • Spear free end of toothpick into a piece of Styrofoam or grapefruit to allow strawberry to dry upside down (alternatively dry strawberries on waxed paper).
  • Note 3: If chocolate becomes too thick to work with reheat chocolate gently.
  • Note 4: After chocolate hardens dip tip of berry into contrasting melted chocolate.
  • After the chocolate hardens discard toothpicks.
  • These berries are best if eaten within 24 hours, for longer storage refrigerate but serve at room temperature.
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