The ideal springtime pairing, bright redand perfectly ripe fresh strawberries and luscious chocolate!
2 pint baskets California strawberries
1/2 cup each semisweet, milk and white chocolate chips
Finely chopped toasted almonds or pistachios (optional)
Makes about 8 servings (3 strawberriesper serving).
For Double and Triple-Dipped Strawberries:After first coating of chocolate is set, dip into contrastingchocolate, leaving part of the first chocolate exposed. Repeatwith third chocolate, if you wish, allowing each layer to setbetween dips.
To Drizzle Strawberries with Chocolate:Microwave chocolate in small plastic bag until melted; squeezeinto one corner of bag. Lay strawberries close together on bakingsheet. With scissors, cut a small hole in corner of bag, andmove back and forth over strawberries, squeezing bag gently.Or, drizzle contrasting chocolate over strawberries that havebeen dipped. Refrigerate until set.
Notes: Microwave melting times vary withamount of chocolate and wattage of your oven. Chocolate amountsare approximate; amount needed depends on size of strawberries,and whether or not they are single, double, triple-dipped ordrizzled.
Nutritional Information: 193 calories;13 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 59 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate;2 g fiber; 3 g protein.
Recipe provided courtesy California StrawberryCommission. ©2003 California Strawberry Commission. Allrights reserved. Used with permission.
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