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Chocolate dipped strawberries for your Valentine

Chocolate and romance just seems to go together, and what better way to show your Valentine you care by making chocolate covered strawberries. Here are the super simple instructions.

Chocolate dipped strawberries are easy to make and very romantic.
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For a romantic Valentines Day, surprise your sweetheart with chocolate dipped strawberries.
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Ingredients

1 lb large ripe strawberries
1/2 lb (8 oz) chopped chocolate or chocolate chips - milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate or dark chocolate

Directions

  • Rinse the berries well and pat dry, making sure they're completely dry with no drops of water present.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or nonstick foil.
  • Melt your chocolate. The chocolate melts best with indirect heat-- such as a double boiler pan. If you don't have a double boiler, simmer 2 inches of water in a saucepan, then place a heat-safe bowl in the water and melt the chocolate in the bowl.
  • Dip the strawberries one by one into the melted chocolate, coating them 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up.
  • Lift and twist the strawberry as you pull it out of the chocolate, letting the excess drip back into the bowl.
  • Place the dipped strawberries onto the parchment.
  • Do not move or touch them once you've set them down, or you will disturb the chocolate shell.
  • Once your strawberries are decorated, place them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes till the chocolate sets.
  • You can serve the chocolate strawberries chilled or at room temperature. Chilled strawberries will have a crunch to the chocolate, while room temperature will make the chocolate a bit softer to bite through.