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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
A bumper crop of berries turned into a real treat when I dipped them in chocolate! I like to make these before dinner and put them in the fridge, so they're ready when we're finished eating.—Valerie Gee, Depew, New York
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint large strawberries
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon shortening, divided
  • 1 ounce white baking chocolate
  • 4 drops food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Wash strawberries and gently pat with paper towels until completely
  • dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt semisweet chocolate and 1
  • tablespoon shortening at 50% power; stir until smooth. Dip each
  • strawberry and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze
  • strawberries for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, microwave white chocolate and remaining shortening at 30%
  • power until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in food coloring if
  • desired. Drizzle over strawberries. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Yield: about 9 strawberries.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 57 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.