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.