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Chocolate Strawberries

Six Variations of Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Materials:
3 small, deep glass bowls (one for each chocolate flavor)

3 rubber spatulas (one for each chocolate flavor)

2 cookie sheets lined with wax paper

microwave or double broiler

small bowls filled with topping(s) of choice

Ingredients:
strawberries to taste, patted dry with damp cloth or paper towel

dark chocolate to taste, melted

white chocolate to taste, melted

milk chocolate to taste, melted

wax paper

chocolate chips to top

almond slivers to top

coconut to top


The six variations of Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries are the following:

1/2 dark chocolate and 1/2 white chocolate
white chocolate with coconut topping
white chocolate with dark-chocolate swizzle decoration
milk chocolate with almonds
milk chocolate with white-chocolate swizzle decoration
dark chocolate with dark-chocolate chips

Melting Tips
~Melt the chocolate in the top of a double broiler over hot--not boiling--water.

~Another option is to place the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on medium, stirring often, until the chocolate is melted.

Instructions for Dipping Strawberries
1. Hold the strawberry by its hull, and dip it into the chocolate (about 3/4 of each berry should be covered with chocolate), which leaves 1/4 of the red berry showing for color .

2. Let excess chocolate drip off, then place the wet berry over the topping bowl, sprinkling topping of choice over the berry. Set berries aside on a baking sheet lined with wax paper to dry. It is best to let the dipped berries dry at a cool room temperature.

3. Eat the berries within 24 hours for best freshness. Keep at cool room temperature.

* Note: Because the strawberry is 75 percent water, placing it into the refrigerator will cause humidity to accumulate on the chocolate, and the berries will get wet.

4. Other fruit ideas for chocolate dipping are grapes, fresh cherries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas, marshmallows, chocolate-chip cookies, licorice, Oreos, etc.

Yield: Eight ounces of chocolate will cover 24 to 30 berries.

Dipping Suggestions
~Other ideas for dips are coconut, chocolate chips, sliced natural almonds, mini M&Ms, chopped peanuts, peanut butter or butterscotch chips.

~Dipping chocolate can be found at cake and candy supply stores, or you can easily use bagged chocolate chips that can be found in a grocery store.

~Most stores carry a variety of flavors that include dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

Tips for Choosing Strawberries
~Choose firm red berries.

~Lightly wipe each berry with a damp cloth or paper towel. Berries must be COMPLETELY dry before dipping.

~Do not hull strawberries.

Gift Idea
Chocolate-dipped strawberries make for a unique gift. Place dipped berries in a basket or on a decorated tray. Wrap the arrangement with cellophane, ribbons and bows.
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6 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to start calling you 'Tempting Tori'
    ;-) These recipes sound soooo good!

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  2. o.0

    that looks soooo good! I have not had chocolate in a long time. (not eating sugar) and that just makes my mouth water.

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  3. These sound so good...but alas...trying hard to get this weight off..have had a few not so good days...but still trying...
    Deby

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  4. These look so yummy!!

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  5. I have made chocolate covered strawberries before and we all LOVE them! Thankfully, they are one of those "special occasion" things!
    Love your blog Tori! So many interesting things to read!

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