"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

1 c. chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1 tbsp. shortening
1/2 lb. strawberries, rinsed and dried well

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and shortening until thin and completely smooth. Taking one strawberry at a time by the leaves, dip into the melted chocolate, shake off any excess and transfer onto a sheet to cool. You may want to cool them faster by placing them in the refrigerator.

Notes: I absolutely LOVE chocolate covered strawberries! They're so simple and delicious. Strawberries are my favorite fruit and with chocolate added...oh my gosh! Yum! I made these for some friends as a house warming gift...I packaged them in a nice little box and gave it to them with a card.This recipe could easily be doubled if you want to make a bigger batch.

 I don't have a double boiler so I simply placed a small sauce pan inside a medium one and it worked perfectly! The trick to getting chocolate to melt nice and thin is to not over-heat it.

1 comment:

  1. You are so, endlessly clever, Chloe! What a great housewarming gift!