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Romantic Dessert: Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

With all of the wedding planning I've been doing over the last couple of days I hate to admit it, but I have romance on the mind... and I'm in the mood for chocolate dipped strawberries. Every week we get a new batch of fruit in the office and two weeks ago heralded the arrival of spring strawberries! The berries were plump, juicy, cool and absolutely divine. Chocolate dipped strawberries are a simply and super elegant dessert. My dad would make them at the "adult" dinner parties I would host when I was in 8th-9th grade and I thought they were the chic-est of desserts. If you've never made them before, don't be afraid, all you have to do is melt some chocolate and plunge the berries in. Make sure that the strawberries are completely dry before dunking and use your favorite type of chocolate. You'll find the recipe if you,

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
From How Stuff Works

2 cups (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
12 large strawberries with stems, rinsed and dried

  1. Line baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Melt chips with shortening in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, stirring constantly.
  3. Dip about half of each strawberry in chocolate. Remove excess chocolate by scraping bottom of strawberry across rim of pan. Place strawberries on prepared baking sheet. Let stand until set.
  4. Store in refrigerator in airtight container between layers of waxed paper.

Tip: stir chopped dried fruits, raisins or nuts into any remaining chocolate; drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.

Variation: substitute the milk chocolate with dark or white chocolate. Melt 8 ounces white chocolate or pastel confectionery coating. Dip bottom of dipped strawberries, leaving a portion of the milk chocolate coating showing or drizzle with another type of chocolate.

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moosie7 moosie7 9 years
i love chocolate covered strawberries! but one time my uncle dipped strawberries in all different flavors of chocolate but regular chocolate was better than everything else!
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
marijke marijke 9 years
These look DIVINE!!!
Jennie Jennie 9 years
There's something so romantic about chocolate covered strawberries!
SU3 SU3 9 years
WOW! and your sister can make those lgaub?? Impressive! They are sooo cute - I don't think I'd want to bite into it!! ...But I probably would because it's chocolate :)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Never tried the tuxedo ones. This kinda makes me want to do a chocolate fondue...
amandasunly amandasunly 9 years
Looks good. Mine always comes out really weird-looking.
lgaub lgaub 9 years
i'm not very savvy at posting pictures, so here is the link to a picture we used to inspire us when we made the bride and groom strawberries for my shower:
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
this is such a romantic dessert, i like making tuxedos with them! you first dip them in white chocolate then the sides with milk choc. so cute!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
oh these are soooo good. i've not had this in years!!
DivAshleigh DivAshleigh 9 years
mmm sooo good!
DivAshleigh DivAshleigh 9 years
mmm sooo good!
SU3 SU3 9 years
:DROOL: You can never go wrong with strawberries dipped in chocolate
SU3 SU3 9 years
:DROOL:You can never go wrong with strawberries dipped in chocolate
kd0024 kd0024 9 years
Yum , Yum , Yum, Yummmmmy Yum
kd0024 kd0024 9 years
Yum , Yum , Yum, Yummmmmy Yum
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Chocolate covered strawberries shish kabobs? What a great idea!
ktjones ktjones 9 years
Yummy!! I love putting five or so on a shish ka bob stick and serving them at parties...especially when each stick has strawberries dipped and decorated differently!!
Food Food 9 years
lguab- That sounds sooooo cute! you have to post pictures!
lgaub lgaub 9 years
My sister is the queen of dipped strawberries. She has made some really cute ones for rehearsal dinners or bridal showers. To make a groom, she takes a strawberry and dips it all in white chocolate. Once dry, she dips each side in dark chocolate to make a V shape (point at the bottom). She paints on a bow tie at the top and buttons to make a tux (uses a toothpick). For the bride she dips in all white and paints on a bouquet and necklace (you can use food coloring in the white to match the wedding colors). so cute as a pair! great for favors and dessert.
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
yum. i made white chocolate dipped strawberries for my boyfriend for some holiday. for valentine's day, we got white chocolate and milk chocolate and dipped pineapple and strawberries into it. SOO GOOD.
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