No Valentine's Day is complete without chocolate covered strawberries! I know you can get those little chocolate containers in the store that you just heat in the microwave and dip your strawberries in, but I wanted to try something different. I liked this recipe that I tried below because I felt like I could control the taste by which brand of chocolate chips I bought. The chocolate was also denser and just plain better when you ate the strawberries. Simple yet elegant!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.(I didn't do this)
2. 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.
3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.(I just layed them on wax paper and put in the fridge)
Here are the results: