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Strawberries

dipped in chocolate
US
The first chocolate dipped strawberries were sold by a retailer in Pennsylvania in the early 1960’s. Since then, chocolate dipped strawberries have become a favorite of berry connoisseurs world-wide!

Serve as an elegant appetizer, snack, or dessert.
 
Ingredients

  12 long stemmed strawberries (if no stemmed berries are available, select large sized   berries)
  12 ounce package of milk chocolate chips

Instructions

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

Wash strawberries and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels; set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips using either the defrost setting or 10-percent power in the microwave. Microwave for 1 minute, then check and stir. If you need more time, do it in 10 second intervals, checking and stirring after each addition of microwave time. The chocolate chips may appear formed and un-melted after heating but will become fluid after stirring.

Grasp the strawberry by the stem or leaves and dip into the chocolate. Give the strawberry a little shake as you withdraw to allow extra chocolate to drip off. Place on the wax paper and allow to cool. To speed up cooling, place in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes.

Fun Variations

Create fun designs by melting white chocolate at the same time and drizzle the melted white chocolate onto the chocolate dipped berries.

Mix it up by dipping some berries in white chocolate and others in dark chocolate.

Add fun colors, flavors and textures by rolling your chocolate dipped berries in chopped up pistachios, grated coconut, or colored sprinkles. Be sure to do this immediately after dipping your berries so that these additions stick to the chocolate.

Let your kids make up their own designs!

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