Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

The look on Bianca's face says it all.
I got this Valentine's Day  Idea from my son who wanted to order chocolate dipped strawberries for his wife on Valentines Day to surprise her. He bought her some chocolate dipped strawberries for their anniversary last year, and she really enjoyed them. The nice thing about doing this project yourself besides the creative aspects is that it is about one half to one third the price, if your like me you probably already have most of the ingredients in your cupboard anyway. So that gave me the idea to surprise both of them for Valentines Day, and get my granddaughters involved in a fun and easy on the wallet project.
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips melted
1 teaspoon shortening
1 package the fresh strawberries
1 square  white almond bark melted for decorating on top of chocolate

First you want to wash strawberries,  dry them and set to the side. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, if you don't own one you can make your own by placing a large frying pan with water on low heat on stove, place glass bowl inside. Make sure the bowl has high sides, you don't want water to touch the chocolate, or it will curdle.
Add the teaspoon of shortening stir until incorporated.

Next grab the strawberries by stem, swirl in melted chocolate, place on some wax paper in refrigerator to harden.
After the chocolate hardens then you add thin swirl of white melted chocolate for cool designs.

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