I promise this isn't turning into a food blog but I love to make desserts and sweets and share the recipes with my readers.
We were watching The Office on Thursday and my daughter walked in on a scene between Holly and Michael eating chocolate covered strawberries at a company picnic. She said "I want some of those!" We bought a pound of strawberries after school and I fired up the Wilton Chocolate Melter Pro and made a batch. It was so easy and the finished product looks so elegant.
Here's the recipe:
3 blocks of chocolate almond bark
OR 1 bag of chocolate chips
1 lb. strawberries, washed, patted dry**
optional: white chocolate for drizzling
aluminum foil or wax paper
**it is super important that the strawberries are dry. A tiny amount of water in the chocolate will cause the whole batch to "seize" and curdle and you have to start over with a new batch of chocolate.
Melt chocolate in the microwave, in a chocolate melter, or using a double boiler (your choice). Be sure to stir every so often.
Stick a toothpick in the strawberry through the green leafy cap and pat dry with a paper towel. Dip into chocolate, letting the excess drip off. Place on foil or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Let the chocolate set, you can quick-set the chocolate by putting the strawberries in the fridge for about 10 minutes. For a fancier look, melt some white chocolate, place in a ziploc bag and snip off a corner. Drizzle over chocolate part of strawberries. Keep strawberries at room temperature.