Everybody knows that there are few things more decadent than chocolate covered strawberries. The combination of sweet, juicy strawberries and rich, creamy chocolate is enough to make mouths water. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dessert for two or a fun treat for the whole family, this delicious recipe is sure to hit the spot. Let’s take a look at how to make the perfect batch of chocolate covered strawberries!
You will need the following ingredients:
- 12 fresh strawberries
- 6 ounces of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons of shortening (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- Sprinkles, nuts, or other toppings (optional)
Preparing the Strawberries
The first step in making these delicious treats is to prepare the strawberries. Start by washing them thoroughly with cold water and patting them dry with a paper towel or cloth.
Then, remove the stems and hulls from each berry using a paring knife. Once you have done so, set aside and let them air dry while you prepare your chocolate mixture.
Preparing the Chocolate Mixture
Once your strawberries are prepped and ready to go, it’s time to start preparing your chocolate mixture.
- Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips into a bowl along with optional shortening and vanilla extract.
- Heat in 30 second intervals in your microwave until melted; stirring after each interval until fully melted and smooth. Stirring helps ensure that all ingredients are evenly combined.
Dipping & Topping
Now that you have both your berries and your chocolate mixture ready to go, it’s time for dipping! Gently dip each strawberry halfway into the bowl of melted chocolate until fully coated on one side; then place on wax paper or parchment paper lined baking sheets.
You can also top with sprinkles or chopped nuts before allowing them to cool completely if desired—just be sure to do so quickly as they will set fairly fast once placed on cooled baking sheets!
Allow them to cool completely before serving – about 10 minutes should do it!
Chocolate covered strawberries are a classic treat beloved by people everywhere – perfect for special occasions or just an ordinary day when you feel like treating yourself!
So what are you waiting for? Grab some fresh berries today and get dipping! You won’t regret it!
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