A few weeks ago a friend expressed her love for chocolate covered strawberries.  That got me thinking – it would probably be much cheaper to make them at home, and they had the potential to be much tastier since I would use fresh strawberries from the grocery store.  That was all the fuel I needed to try this out for myself!

Chocolate Chips Starting to Melt

I had experience making truffles in the past, so I applied the same chocolate covering technique I used then.  My preferred method is to take about two cups of chocolate chips (I use the all natural Toll House chips) and put them in a saucepan on the stove over low heat.  From what I have read, the trick to melting chocolate is to do so very slowly – you want it to melt and stay at a good consistency, but not burn.  In my pictures you can see I am using a nonstick saucepan, but I have since switched to stainless steel after reading that the nonstick coating can be dangerous.

Once the chocolate chips had melted down, it was time to dip!  Hold the strawberries by the stem and at an angle, and roll them around in the chocolate.  Then put them on a metal sheet lined with wax paper.

After the strawberries have been dipped, put them in the refrigerator to set.  I left them in there for about an hour, but I think you really only need to keep them there for 10-20 minutes.

Cleanup can be kind of tricky with this, so I would recommend washing all of the chocolate off of everything before it solidifies.

These turned out pretty amazing.  I estimate it cost around $6 to make about 20 of these, and I even used organic strawberries!

 

Recipe

Ingredients:
1 Package Strawberries
2 Cups Chocolate Chips (you may need more or less depending on how big your package of strawberries is)

Melt the chocolate chips over low heat until they reach a liquid consistency, stirring every few minutes.  Hold strawberries by the stem and roll them in the chocolate until covered.  Place them on a metal sheet lined with wax paper.  Transfer the strawberries to the refrigerator and let them set for about half an hour or until the chocolate has hardened.

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Hello! My name is Shawn and I am a full time computer programmer. In my spare time I love to cook. I mostly eat very healthy, and try to use organic and all natural products whenever I can. I also have a huge sweet tooth and like making dessert too. I'll be posting about food I make, kitchen items, and cuisine I see when I travel. Enjoy!
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