Friday, May 11, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

by Cindy

Every time I drive to work I see the seasonal sign at Libs Candy Store advertising chocolate covered strawberries, and I have to convince myself every time not to stop and purchase some.  I think the only reason I don't is because they are so darn expensive, and I know I can make them so easily and so much cheaper.  So I finally decided to make some for myself, and of course for the office since I can't eat all of them (even though I want to- lol.)  I haven't really looked for a strawberry patch so I just bought them at the grocery store - they are in season there too - lol.  My friend Kathy gave me her recipe since hers were so good and it only took me about 10 to 15 minutes total to prepare these.  Everyone loves these and they look so impressive.  There are a lot of other garnishes that could be added such as sprinkling the chocolate covered strawberries with chopped nuts or chopped pretzels.  I melted some white chocolate chips in a baggie and snipped the end and drizzled that over the chocolate to give them an added flair.  I enjoyed three this morning just to make sure they tasted as good as I remembered, and they did! 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

chocolate bark (I used about 7 sections)
strawberries (10-12)

Rinse off the strawberries and pat to dry, leaving on the stems
Cut up the chocolate bark a little and microwave in a deep bowl that will be easy to dip from.  Microwave on high for 40 seconds, stir and then microwave in short increments, stirring each time until melted thoroughly.  Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and set on a plate.  Add sprinkles immediately before the chocolate hardens.  To add white chocolate drizzle, melt white chocolate chips in short 20 second increments until melted.  Put melted chocolate in a baggie and snip the end.  Squeeze a drizzle over the strawberry.

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