This might just be one of my favorite recipes! So useful, I've seen chocolate covered strawberries in the stores sale for an arm and a leg...seriously I was at the grocery store and saw a case of 4 for $4.99...it wasn't even fancy chocolate or anything, what a rip-off.
Also I suppose you can dip anything into chocolate not necessarily strawberries! You can also do toppings, like after dipping them in the chocolate you can sprinkle coconut, sprinkles, white chocolate, graham-cracker dust, crushed-pretzels. Maybe I'll do that next, I love pretzels-chocolate combination! Same goes for the chocolate, it can be a chocolate bar, I just used chocolate chips because I have a ginormous bag I must use it, right? I mean one cannot ever have enough chocolate, heehee. Unless you're allergic to chocolate, like my uncle, that would suck do not wish that on anybody.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (covered 20 medium size strawberries, but you can use a whole cup if you like)
- 20 strawberries (washed and dried and with the stem)
After you've washed and dried your strawberries, cover a baking dish with aluminum foil, I found this easier than parchment paper since you can fold the foil and have it stay in its place. Place all of your strawberries on the covered baking dish. I used a few strawberries that were bruised and mushy (the ones that are not entirely covered in choco in the picture) and they worked okay too. I mean if you don't mind them being mushy. In a small bowl place your chocolate chips and place the bowl in the microwave. You microwave it for 1 minute only and more if you need to, but one was fine for me. However, break up the 1 min. into segments I did 10 seconds at first then 15 and then I took it out and stirred. I did this until the chocolate was melty. All microwaves are different so it may not even take a minute to melt, I recommend this technique so you won't burn your chocolate.
Once chocolate is melted grab strawberries, gently by the stem and dip into the chocolate as much as you'd like! After they have all been dipped place the entire baking dish in the refrigerator for 30-35 minutes. Chocolate will harden and they will be ready to eat!