Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Honesty's the best policy right? Well I'm not going to lie when I say that making chocolate covered strawberries are easy... especially when it only involves 2 ingredients - chocolate and strawberries! I made some chocolate covered strawberries for the picnic I hosted yesterday and not only were they an elegant treat, they were ridiculously easy to make.

For the chocolate, I used some chocolate melts I picked up from my recent Wilton Tent Sale shopping spree. These microwaveable bags just needed to have a corner snipped off so it could melt in the microwave. Once the chocolate melted, the fun part begins... dipping! No need for forks or spoons or crazy utensils to dip either. Just grab the strawberry hull, dip the strawberry into the bag of melted chocolate and allow them to harden on a piece of parchment.

If you don't have Wilton candy melts handy, you can also use packaged almond bark or chocolate chips. The almond bark doesn't require anything else to get the smooth consistency needed for dipping, however you may need to add a tablespoon of butter to chocolate chips to get it just right. Either way you go, your best bet is to place the almond bark or chocolate chips in a double boiler (or in a large heat proof bowl over a small sauce pan of simmering water) and allow them to melt gently.