Saturday, February 10, 2007

Valentine Goody #1

Ok, this is the first of a series of Valentine posts. I thought I would share a few cool things for the upcoming holiday. This is probably my all-time favorite food. I absolutely love milk chocolate and I absolutely love strawberries. So the two of them together is about the best food EVER! This time I made them for our church group and I made both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Here's how I make mine!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

1 carton strawberries - the riper the better!

1 bag chocolate chips - whatever kind of chocolate you prefer


wax paper or foil

Wash strawberries and dry gently with paper towels. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, put 1 c chocolate chips and 1/2 T shortening. (It may take more than this to cover all your strawberries depending on the size of your berries. This is just the ratio of chocolate to shortening.) Microwave on high for 1 min. Stir and then heat at 15 second intervals until chips are just melted. Do not overheat chocolate. Dip each strawberry in the chocolate and lay on wax paper (or foil) on a plate or baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 min to 1 hr. Eat!


janice said...

already bought my supplies, going to get the strawberries, the family loves valentines day as this is the yearly dessert!
mmmmm can't wait!
thanks for sparing us the vomit photos, not good with that! would have had to block the blog LOL!!!

Jane said...

Oh Em.....
You know how to torture a Shake
If i ever get to visit you, you Have to make me some of those. Strawberries are my ultimate fav's too.

Kiss kiss

Kristine said...

Oh, YUM!! But I'm suppose to be good :0) OK...maybe if I exercise a little longer I can splurge on some of these babies. Well, on second thought, I KNOW I will eat them all, LOL!! Thanks for the recipe...maybe I'll make a few for dessert on V-Day for the whole family.