Sunday, May 22, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Recipe from Everyday Food Magazine
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

It's what we've all been waiting for.  The local strawberries are in!  After you've eaten your fill of plain juicy plump strawberries, melt some chocolate and dip them in for a special treat.  Locally grown strawberries are available right now at the Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Markets and Lost River Market & Deli!  Make these for your Meatless Monday snack!

8 ounces semisweet chocolate finely chopped
1 pound large strawberries, washed and dried well

Place chocolate in a bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally, until melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. One at a time, dip each strawberry in chocolate, twirling to coat and place on waxed paper.
Chill chocolate-dipped strawberries at least 15 minutes to set chocolate. (Strawberries should not be stored in refrigerator longer than 1 hour as condensation drops may collect on the chocolate.)

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