Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

As we all know Valentine's Day is approaching, in the next few days I'll share with you some easy chocolate recipes to share with your Valentine or if your single you can watch chick flicks and eat them all yourself :-D

1 dozen ripe strawberries

1 cup chopped chocolate (preferable) or good-quality chocolate chips


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil.

Wash the strawberries and dry them thoroughly.

Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until it is melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Overheated chocolate gets thick and hard to work with, so it's important to keep a careful eye on the chocolate. Remove it when some pieces are still not melted, and stir until they melt.

Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it in chocolate, twirling it in a circular motion to evenly cover most of the berry. As you lift it from the chocolate, twirl it so that any excess chocolate drips back into the bowl.

Place the berry on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining berries and chocolate.

Once all of the berries are dipped, refrigerate them for 30 minutes to set the chocolate. These candies taste best when eaten the same day they are made.

Note: you can also roll the berries in chopped nuts, or sprinkles after dipped in the chocolate.

Also you can soak your berries in chocolate flavored vodka for a few hours prior to dipping in the chocolate.