Ah…. a day for love; what better way to show your love than with fruit? How about fruit dipped in chocolate? Yum.
Chocolate dipped strawberries are wonderfully delicious, easy and quick; the perfect dessert to follow a Valentine’s day dinner.
Wash the strawberries well and be sure to dry completely; if there is water on the skin then the chocolate won’t stick! Melt milk (or dark) chocolate in a double boiler on low-medium heat. Be careful not to heat the chocolate too quickly (burning chocolate is not a good smell!) Once fully melted grab the top of a strawberry and dip it into the chocolate, and twist it as you bring it out of the chocolate (to give it a smooth layer). Set the covered strawberry on a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Repeat with additional strawberries 🙂
To add a little extra, you can melt some white chocolate chips in a ziplock in the microwave for about 20 seconds at a time. Knead the white chocolate in the ziplock until fully melted. Once ready, snip one of the tips of the bottom of the ziplock and you’ll have an instant piping bag! Pipe some fun zigzags, or any pattern you want directly on the strawberries and stick the cookie sheet in the fridge to let the chocolate set. When it’s time for dessert, just set them on a pretty plate and serve! Be sure to keep them refrigerated. Enjoy! <3