Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, the ultimate Valentine's Day indulgence. Leave a few of the strawberries plain (not dipped in chocolate), and dip them in whipped cream for an irresistable treat!
12 large strawberries, (preferably with stems on)
12 oz. good quality semi-sweet, bittersweet or white chocolate* (see note below), chopped into small pieces
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1. Wash and dry strawberries, leave stems on. Set out on waxed paper.
2. Melt chocolate in double boiler with 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening for gloss. Let chocolate melt completely, then remove from heat.
3. Dip strawberries at least one half up the sides holding them by the stem.
4. Lay the strawberries carefully on waxed paper. If the melted chocolate starts to thicken while you're working, slowly reheat it.
5. Refrigerate the chocolate covered strawberries until ready to serve, at least an hour.
Makes 12 chocolate dipped strawberries.
*Note: White chocolate can also be used for dipping the strawberries. When melting white chocolate, stir constantly over very low heat, as white chocolate will tend to burn easier than darker chocolate.
Wash strawberries and then dry carefully with a paper towel. Lay strawberries on a sheet of waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Put small pieces of chocolate, any flavor, in a microwave safe bowl. Heat very carefully in the microwave, only 30 seconds at a time until just melted. Dip strawberries one at a time into the chocolate, letting some of the red berry show. These will take about an hour to harden, less time if you place the sheet in the refrigerator.
Pack dipped strawberries in a singer layer in a plastic container with a lid. Serve within 24 hours, as strawberries tend to start to go bad after a day.
|Date: January 11, 2003|
this is yummmmmmmmyyy!!!!
They were great!! We both loved them!!
Strawberry stems should not turn brown after you wash and dry them. Maybe the ones you bought were too old or had some kind of disease. Make sure to buy strawberries that are very fresh and with bright green stems. Don't wash them until right before you're going to dip them in the chocolate......Diana, Diana's Desserts
They are delicious and I will make them again. I only have one question. I washed and dried the strawberries completely, but the leaves turned brown. How can I prevent them from turning brown? I need to make some for a party I'm having and I want them to look beautiful. Thanks.
I am not fond of dark chocolate on fruit or any dessert. But I LOVE the idea of dipping strawberries in white chocolate, that is so delicious. Good recipe!
I love strawberries....Yummmy! They look delicious!