Sunday, March 31, 2013

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for Dummies!

My mom and I have always made chocolate covered strawberries ever since I was a little girl. In the beginning, we tried melting chocolate by a double boiler or by the microwave. Finally, we found the best and easiest way to make this delicious dessert!

1 pound of strawberries (the fresher the better)
1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips - I used a mix of dark and semi-sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons of heavy cream or half and half
1 tablespoon of butter

 Wash strawberries and be sure to pat dry. (Optional: cut stem off if desired)
 In a glass bowl put chocolate, heavy cream, and butter inside. 
Microwave for 15 seconds and then stir. Microwave for 8-10 more seconds and stir again! Be careful to not burn the chocolate, time depends on the strength of the microwave. Keep careful watch!
Dip strawberries in chocolate (work in a timely manner before chocolate cools down). I find it easiest to use a toothpick or skewer to swirl the strawberries in the bowl. Lay on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and cool in the fridge for at least 25 minutes. Then enjoy and devour!

This is a perfect dessert to end any night or to bring to a party!

Hope you enjoyed,
Stephanie xx

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