Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! - How to DIY a Tasty Treat

Recently, I have been all about searching for and trying out new recipes. Most recently, I've made baked glazed donuts, whole wheat chocolate "skinny" muffins (not sure I believe the skinny part- but they were good!) and whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. But by far my favorite thing that I've made in the recent weeks were chocolate covered strawberries. I made them as a treat to take on our trip to Chicago, as a surprise!  : ]

If you've never tried your hand at something like this, I am here to tell you it is incredibly easy, so don't hold back! That why I am sharing how I did it, so you can give a try too! Since this was my first time, I started out by first researching and reading recipes and of course I spent some time watching videos on Food Network showing different techniques. I found this one in particular very helpful!

Once I felt confident that I at least sort of knew what I was doing, I went out and bought the ingredients. 

Here is a list of the items I used to make the chocolate covered strawberries:

  • about 16 oz of fresh organic whole strawberries 
  • about 10 oz of ghirardelli milk chocolate baking chips 
  • one ghirardelli white chocolate baking bar
  • canola oil to thin chocolate after melting
  • crushed almond for decoration 

*One important step I noticed in all the recipes I read, was to be sure the berries were completely dry before dipping so that the moisture didn't cause the chocolate to separate later. 

Once I had everything:

  1.  I washed and dried my strawberries.  
  2. Melted the milk chocolate in the microwave at 50% power in one minute increments. 
  3. Added a teaspoon or so of oil to thin the chocolate a bit
  4. Dipped each strawberry and laid them down on wax paper for the chocolate to set
  5. While some were still setting, I sprinkled a few crushed almonds on top

and VOILA! a culinary masterpiece. ^.~ 

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