Creamy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Pretty and oh so scrumptious! Fresh plump healthful berries dipped in and decorated with both antioxidant packed white and semi sweet chocolate for Creamy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening - NO SUBSTITUTES*
Fresh strawberries, rinsed and patted dry (about 2 pints)
Cover tray with wax paper.
Place chocolate chips, white chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for one minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at high an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
Holding strawberry at top, dip bottom two-thirds of each berry into melted mixture; shake gently to remove excess. Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until coating is firm. Cover; refrigerate leftover dipped berries. For best results, use within 24 hours.
Cover tray with wax paper. Melt chocolate chips, white chips and shortening in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water;; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; prepare, dip and store berries as directed above.
*Butter, margarine and spreads contain water which may prevent chocolate from melting properly; oil may prevent chocolate from forming a coating.
Recipe makes about 36 servings dipped berries and approximately 3/4-cup chocolate coating.