Lighter Chocolate Covered Strawberries

"I used to always make these with shortening and milk chocolate but I found a lighter version using Canola Oil(rich in monounsaturated fats)instead of shortening(mostly saturated fat) and when I made these for New Years Eve not only are they lower in fat but I think the dark chocolate(also lower in fat) really better enhances the flavor of the strawberries. I came across this while searching for appetizer's for guests watching their weight. My guest's have yet to try them but I have sampled one and they are fabulous!Great to serve during the Holidays, at Showers, or Wedding."
 
Lighter Chocolate Covered Strawberries created by  Pamela
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  • Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and oil, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  • Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries halfway into the chocolate mixture.
  • Do not completely cover Strawberries.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and let strawberries chill and set in refrigerator until ready to serve.
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  1. ceriese
    excellent......
     
  2. yamakarasu
    I always used butter for my chocolate covered strawberries, so this was a nice change and so quick to put together! I used mint chocolate chips and they worked wonderfully, and the mintiness is just as refreshing as the strawberry! The chocolate didn't come out glossy for me, but I think that just depends on the chocolate. (I think my chips were a little older anyway) Still very pretty and very tasty! Thanks!
     
  3. imagetrainer
    And if you watch what chocolate you buy this recipe is dairy-free and vegan friendly!
     
  4. Wistaria
    The canola oil worked very well for making the dipping chocolate. I used semisweet. I also microwaved it on 50% power, which was easier for me than double boiling, though I've done that before and it works too. The chocolate hardened nicely, but wasn't too crunchy. I used small strawberries, which was nice because they were more flavorful than large ones, and had a higher chocolate to strawberry ratio. These were really easy and quick!
     
  5. Kaye Bailey
    Great recipe Little Bee - Thank you! I used Hershey's Cacao Reserve 65% cacao Extra Dark Chocolate in order to maximize the health benefits from the antioxidants and flavonoids. It was quite good with the strawberries and satiating with only a couple of berries per person. I used a skewer instead of toothpicks and let me say this method is BRILLIANT! I've dipped strawberries before just holding the stem and they were messy. These looked like they came from a professional confectioner. This will be a new standard in my spring kitchen! Thank you.
     
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