Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

This simple recipe is hard to beat when it comes to complimenting the great flavor of fresh strawberries. It's also an elegant end to any meal. Try drizzling some of the finished berries with white chocolate for an even prettier presentation.
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.

Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

  • Yields: 3 cups of berries
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
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