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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

A bumper crop of berries turned into a real treat when I dipped them in chocolate! I like to make these chocolate covered strawberries before dinner and put them in the fridge, so they're ready when we're finished eating. My family can't get enough of these chocolate strawberries. —Valerie Gee, Depew, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 9 strawberries

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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For a twist on this classic recipe, dunk your strawberries in melted caramel and enjoy!
  • Because shortening melts at a higher temperature than butter, it’s useful for baking cookies that you want to have a nice uniform shape or melting chocolate.
  • You can make all of these recipes with fresh strawberries.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 57 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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    • angela32
      Feb 12, 2018

      Super easy and delicious. My boys love them!

    • Pegmclark
      Oct 25, 2014

      This was life saver! Bought the chocolate that was supposed to be made for strawberries and it would not melt right. Found this recipe and it was perfect. Chocolate melted to perfection and was so easy. Made these for a special candlelight dinner for my husband and he loved them!

    • kknepper
      Feb 16, 2010

      This is a very easy recipe, very messy but worth it. Mone turned out just as good as those sold in gourmet chocolate shops for a fraction of the cost. I will make these every Valentines Day to give as gifts. I swirled mine with white chocolate