Creamy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner
|1 cup||CHIPITS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (250 mL)|
|1/2 cup||CHIPITS White Chocolate Chips (125 mL)|
|1 tbsp||shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)* (15 mL)|
|4 cups||fresh strawberries with stems (1 L)|
- 1. Rinse strawberries; pat dry. Line tray or baking sheet with wax paper.
2. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave on HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
3. 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.
Makes 2 to 3 dozen dipped berries. (About 3/4 cup/175 mL coating.)
Cover tray with wax paper. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate 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.