How to Melt Chocolate and Dip Strawberries in It

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Instead of eating plain strawberries, you can dip them into melted chocolate. Stores often sell gourmet chocolate covered strawberries, but you can make your own at home to save money. Chocolate covered strawberries can make your night more romantic, or you can create them for a light and appealing dessert or snack. The sweet treats not only taste delightful, but they also look decorative and appealing.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 qt. fresh strawberries
  • Paper towels
  • Baking sheet
  • Waxed paper
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Airtight container
  • Rinse the strawberries under cool water. Dry them off with paper towels so that the chocolate can cling to them.

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

  • Chop large chocolate chunks into small piece with a knife.

  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tbsp. of butter to the chocolate.

  • Set the microwave heat setting to 50 percent power. Microwave the chocolate for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate.

  • Heat the chocolate for 30-second intervals. Stir the chocolate after each interval until it melts completely.

  • Hold the strawberry by the green stem. Dip it into the warm chocolate carefully to coat it almost entirely.

  • Place the strawberries onto the waxed paper. Allow them to cool completely. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to help harden the chocolate.

  • Place the strawberries in an airtight container until you are ready to eat them.

Tips & Warnings

  • Melt white chocolate instead of milk chocolate. You can also drizzle melted milk chocolate over the white chocolate strawberries to make them appear decorative.
  • Always rinse the strawberries under cool water to remove any dirt and to prevent food-borne illnesses.

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  • Photo Credit Chocolate Strawberry 2 image by Brett Mulcahy from Fotolia.com
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