Friday, July 9, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This week I was asked to make 50 chocolate dipped strawberries for the final evening of the Girls' Camp which my daughters have been attending.  When asked to do it, I was surprised to realize that I had never actually dipped strawberries before, but I knew I could figure it out.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries - large, firm & ripe
Chocolate Almond Bark
Wax paper

First I washed and dried my berries leaving the green stems intact.

Then I melted my Almond Bark in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds so as not to overheat the chocolate.

I used a 2 cup glass Pyrex to melt my chocolate in, because I wanted the chocolate to be deep enough for the tallest strawberries.

My son Harrison was a great helper.  We started with the tallest berries first because the chocolate was deepest and worked our way down to the smallest berries.  After dipping each berry we held it above the chocolate and swirled it in a circle a few times to get the excess chocolate off and allow the chocolate to flow into the nooks and crannies of the berry.  We laid our berries on a sheet of wax paper to allow the chocolate to set.  A few minutes in the refrigerater and they were all ready to go.

It was a fun and easy project, and they tasted oh, so delicious.  Next time I will drizzle some white chocolate over the top to make them even prettier.


Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Well first, let me just tell you it was good to finally get my posting's back on my blog. Apparently blogger is fixed and my MIA posts' are reappearing for me:)
Just wanted to stop by and see what you've been up to...guess I need to make these too!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh and I said, when in doubt make a lamp out of it...the meat grinder or anything else for that matter, I'd even help:)

jo said...

I love the head dipper!

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