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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Meal

    Dessert

  • Cusine

    American

Ingredients

24-30 strawberries, fresh

6 ounces of white chocolate

8 ounces of dark chocolate

Directions

Rinse and dry the strawberries, making sure the berries are fully dry as water will cause chocolate to seize up. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Follow the melting directions on the package. Dip the strawberry in the white chocolate, holding onto the stem or the "shoulders" of the strawberry. Give it a quick little twist and shake with your fingers to shake off the excess and then point it at the ceiling for a second or two to ensure that the chocolate adheres. Place on a piece of wax paper to let dry. Dip berries in melted dark chocolate: Melt the dark chocolate according to the instructions on the package. Dip the strawberry in at a 45 degree angle from both sides to make the "jacket". Let the excess drip off. Place on wax paper to dry. Pipe dark chocolate buttons and bow ties: Place some melted dark chocolate into a piping bag with a very small tip, or in a ziplock bag with the little corner snipped off and pipe on buttons and bow tie. Dry and cool: Allow to dry and cool. (If drying seems to go too slowly, place them in the refrigerator for about 15 to 20 minutes.) Best eaten the day they are made.