Yesterday I bought some beautiful strawberries at the grocery store and since a friend of mine had told me just this week about how she had made some chocolate covered strawberries I decided I'd give it a try too. They turned out totally delicious and so I wanted to share with you a recipe you probably already have but maybe haven't made in awhile.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Strawberries, of course
1 cup chocolate chips (personally I like the milk chocolate chips)
1 TBSP shortening
Clean and dry your strawberries.
Using the double boiler technique melt your chocolate chips and shortening together. Not sure what the 'double boiler technique' is? Just take 2 pots (one slightly smaller than the other) and fill the bigger one with about 1 1/2 - 2 cups water. Then place the smaller pot inside the bigger pot and put on the stove. Put your chocolate chips and shortening in the smaller pot and as the water boils it will melt the chocolate. Keep stirring as it melts.
Remove from heat and dip your strawberries in the chocolate and lay them out on parchment paper.
For fun I also melted some white melting chocolate (in the microwave this time) and drizzled it over the top. Delicious!