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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries recipe

Chocolate-DippedStrawberries recipe

The ideal springtime pairing, bright redand perfectly ripe fresh strawberries and luscious chocolate!

Recipe: Chocolate-DippedStrawberries

2 pint baskets California strawberries
1/2 cup each semisweet, milk and white chocolate chips
Finely chopped toasted almonds or pistachios (optional)

  • Line large baking sheet with waxed paper.
  • Rinse strawberries and pat dry with papertowels.
  • In separate small, microwave-safe bowls(such as custard cups) melt chocolates, one at a time, in microwaveat 50-percent (medium) power, allowing 1 1/2 to 2 minutes each.Stir until smooth. (If not completely melted, microwave a fewseconds longer.) Or, melt chocolate as package directs.
  • Holding strawberry by stem end, dip intochocolate to cover about three-fourths of berry; dip into nuts,if desired, and lay on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining strawberries,chocolate and nuts. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.

    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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