Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
These strawberries are great if you are single, married, or anywhere in-between! Celebrate Valentine’s day with these easy to make treats. My husband and I already started celebrating yesterday by eating a whole patter of these (we finished them off at breakfast this morning!)
1 lb. fresh strawberries
2/3 cup. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Wash the strawberries and pat them dry with paper towels to make them completely dry before you dip them.
Place the chocolate in a 2-cup glass measuring cup; place it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Check the chocolate. It probably will need 1-2 more minutes so that all the chips start melting a bit. Stir them and if it all starts getting creamy and the final hard chocolate is melting, then you don’t need to heat them any more. If they need more time, put it in for 30 second intervals until fully melted.
Prepare a platter covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Scoop a teaspoon of chocolate onto a teaspoon, and swirl it around a strawberry to cover the berry (or just dip it in—this way is my favorite). Place on your platter to harden. Cover all of the berries with the chocolate.
Let the berries sit for an hour, and then they are ready to serve. They are best eaten within 24-hours. Makes 12-16 berries depending on the size of the strawberries you choose.
I like this cup-measure because it keeps the chocolate together and holds the heat nicely to help finish the melting process:
The red platter I used in my photo was a wedding present that I love:
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
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