My chocolate facination continues……….

Everyone knows my absolute love and addiction to candy, especially gummie bears.  But lately all I can do is think about chocolate, and how I psych myself out by only making small portions and saying to myself “I only ate four pieces, it’s not that bad” when the reality is, I ate four pieces within 10 minutes.  Well here we go again…….. chocolate covered strawberries and what better way to lie to myself than to indulge in the greatness.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almonds crushed

Directions

  1. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. 
  3. Dip strawberries into the nuts or chips
  4. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.  
  5. Allow strawberries to cool in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours, this will yield the best chocolate covered strawberries.

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2 Comments

  1. February 21, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Thank you April!

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