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White Chocolate Dipped-Strawberries

Servings: 18
Serve these scrumptious strawberries on Valentine's Day, at your next brunch or tea, or have them as an after dinner light dessert. Buy strawberries that are just ripe, and flavorful. Purchase large and very bright red strawberries, if available.

Strawberries may be made by dipping in white chocolate only, or can be made by drizzling melted semisweet chocolate chips over the white chocolate. Either way, they are wonderful!

2 cups white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
18 large strawberries with stems

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon solid vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)

1. Cover a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Heat white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted.

2. For each strawberry, poke fork or toothpick into stem end, and dip 3/4 of the way into melted chips, leaving top of strawberry and leaves uncoated. Place on waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.

3. Heat semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted (or place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes longer, until mixture can be stirred smooth).

4. Drizzle melted semisweet chocolate over dipped strawberries, using small spoon. Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until coating is set.

Makes 18 white chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Drizzling the melted semisweet chocolate chips over the white chocolate is optional. The strawberries may just be dipped in melted white chocolate chips and left plain without drizzling with the semisweet chocolate.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: August 20, 2002-Edited on February 1, 2009