Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- 8 ounces Milk or Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 16 ounces fresh strawberries
Carefully rinse strawberries with hulls (and stems if possible); dry with paper towels and set aside. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper; set aside.
Melt chocolate in top of double broiler over 1" of hot, NOT BOILING, water. Stir constantly with a small spatula until just melted and smooth. Remove pan from heat; tilt and scrape chocolate over to one side of the pan.
Holding Strawberry by hull (or stem if possible) dip each strawberry about two/thirds into chocolate; twirl and place on the wax papered cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to harden. Yummie!
Storing and Preparing Strawberries:
Before using or storing, sort through the strawberries and separate the
soft ones from the firm, fully ripe berries. Discard any mushy or
Store them in a colander in the refrigerator. This allows the cold air
to circulate around them. Do not cover them.
Remove caps from strawberries only after washing. Prepare strawberries
for serving by rinsing with caps still attached under a gentle spray of
cool water; pat dry with a paper towel. (Don't remove the caps before
washing; the caps keep the water from breaking down the texture and
flavor inside the berries.). Wash the berries just before you plan to
use them. Use as soon as possible; strawberries ripen no further once
To keep strawberries from absorbing large quantities of water when
washing them, place in a salad spinner to remove excess water.
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 120 - Calories from Fat 62
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 52%, Protein 3%, Carbohydrate 45%
Totals and Percent Daily Values (2000 calories): Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 1mg, Total Carbohydrate 13g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 14 units, Vitamin C 21 units, Calcium 0 units, Iron 1 units