Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One of my favorite treats to make on Valentine's Day is chocolate covered strawberries. They look so fancy and they are delicious!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This recipe is free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish

2 pints strawberries, washed and dried
1 bag Enjoy Life® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 tbsp. shortening (Spectrum type, not oil)

1) Line a cookie sheet or tray with parchment paper and set aside.

2) Melt chocolate and shortening in double boiler or microwave*

3) Dip strawberries into melted chocolate. Let excess drip back into the container. Note: If chocolate is too thick, just heat a little more. If chocolate is too thin, let it cool to the desired consistency.

4) Put on the prepared tray. Refrigerate until chocolate is hard.

*Microwave chocolate: Put 3/4 of Enjoy Life® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and shortening in a microwaveable container. Heat for 30 second, stir. Repeat. Heat until most of the chocolate is melted. Add remaining chocolate and stir until smooth.

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Recipe from Enjoy Life

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  1. Do you ever decorate them? You can dip the strawberries (or other fruit) in milk chocolate and then decorate with white chocolate. Sunspire makes white chocolate chips that are reasonably allergy friendly, and there are other brands also. This link has some fun pictures to get your creative juices flowing:

  2. Thanks Emily for sharing! I LOVE the white/milk chocolate ones....SO PRETTY! I might have to try something new this year.


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