Mar 22, 2008

Chocolate covered strawberries



I have always loved strawberries but put some chocolate on them and OMG hand them over. This has always been why "The Melting Pot" is one of my favorite places to eat. But why go out and pay a lot of $$$$$ when you can make them at home, right? I adapted this recipe from the food network and I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.


6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Put the semisweet chocolate into a heatproof medium bowl. Fill medium saucepan with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowl of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)
Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries.

Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.
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