Chocolate Covered Strawberries - So Easy!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries – So Easy!

I recently served chocolate covered strawberries at a gathering at my home and they were (of course) a big hit, especially with the children. Most people tend to think of these treats as something reserved for romantic holidays and couple time, but why restrict yourself to that when you can eat these tasty treats more often? I think that many people may think chocolate covered strawberries are difficult to make and quite a hassle.  That is far from the truth. My children and I made two pints worth in no time at all and then watched as our guests all tried to devour them in record speed.  The kids went for these strawberries over the other snacks that I was serving.  These are easy to make and a perfect treat to mark the end of summer. In fact, this is a perfect recipe to let your children take the lead on (with supervision of course). The strawberries may not be as pretty if the kiddos make them, but they will still taste just as good.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries, washed and patted dry, with green stems intact
  • 8 ounces of chocolate chips (I prefer semi-sweet or dark)
  • 1  tbsp vegetable shortening

 Directions

  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • Wash your strawberries and pat dry with paper towels or let them air dry if you have time. Using wet strawberries will ruin your chocolate.
  • Melt chocolate chips on low heat on the stove top while stirring often. Once melted, add the shortening and stir until combined. This can also be done in the microwave. Whichever way you do it, the key is low heat.
  • Dip the strawberries one at a time by holding the stem. Give the strawberry a little swirl to coat it.
  • Place dipped strawberry on waxed paper. Add any sprinkles or other embellishments while the chocolate is still warm.
  • Leave on counter to harden. If you want them to be ready faster you can place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to speed cooling.

Writing this has given me a serious craving for these strawberries. I have chocolate but I need to run to the store for some strawberries. If you will excuse me…

 

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Auntie Pamela says

    Yummmy photo! I have always reserved chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know why, but I have. I need to make some soon before they are out of season and to costly. Thanks.

  2. Chocolate and strawberries – my two favorite words! Yummy
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  3. Oh, I looooove choc covered strawberries!!!

    I microwave hershey hugs and dip in strawberries. Usually I can’t even wait until they cool off to eat ’em.

    I know what I’m making tomorrow.. yum!!

  4. I love chocolate covered strawberries! Super easy and super delicious!

  5. I adore chocolate covered strawberries. However, the strawberries we get up here in Alaska tend to be ready to turn when they reach the store. (Well, unless you find a local supplier!)

  6. i love this, thanks for sharing

  7. YUM! I love choc covered strawberries!!!!

  8. that looks so yummy! I did not know to put the shortening in with the chocolate. I will have to try that!

  9. So simple! 🙂 We may have to try this the next time we get strawberries. I have a feeling it would be popular.

  10. YUM! Those look so pretty.

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