Wednesday, February 1, 2012

5 Easy Steps.... to Chocolate-Covered Strawberries (Perfect for Valentine's Day!)

1 :    Chop 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate into coarse chunks.

2 :    Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl for 30-second intervals in the microwave. Stir in between each time until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. (Don't overheat!)
3 :    Dip washed strawberries into the melted chocolate.  Hold the strawberry by the stem end, and let excess chocolate drop off before getting to step 4.  Repeat with remaining strawberries.

4 :    Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.  As you place each strawberry on the sheet, slide it 1/2 inch to the side to prevent a"chocolate foot" at the bottom.

5 :    Refrigerate the strawberries until the chocolate is firm - this will take at least 30 minutes.  They will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator, stored in a covered container or tray. 

Voila!  Enjoy the delicious treat you have made (and think of all the money you have saved!).  These make great Valentine's Day gifts for your special someone, family members, or friends.   Who doesn't love chocolate-covered strawberries?

{recipe adapted from Real Simple}

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