More Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I’ll be the first to admit it – I don’t spend as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to. But let’s be honest, with only 24 hours in a day and at least 36 hours worth of to do’s daily (whether they’re wants or needs), you have to cut corners occasionally. That’s why chocolate covered strawberries have become my go-to for a quick and easy crowd-pleaser. This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to do something nice for the lovely people I work with (get it?), but knew I couldn’t afford to spend time slaving over the stove.
Now talk to most dessert lovers, and they’ll say the one essential component to any good chocolate covered strawberry is a double-broiler for the chocolate. I say double-broiler, double-shmoiler! The truth is, it’s easy to make decadent strawberries using store-bought chocolate chips and your trusty old microwave. The key is not to over-cook the chips.
1 bag chocolate chips (my preference is milk chocolate, but any will do)
Rinse strawberries and lay out to dry on paper towels. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium heat for 45 – 60 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave. While the microwave is going, gently pat the strawberries with another paper towel, ensuring that they are dry. Remove bowl of chocolate chips from microwave and stir gently. Note: the chips will often appear un-melted at first, only to melt together upon stirring, as the warmer chocolate will be closer to the bottom of the bowl. If needed, microwave in additional increments of 15 second each, removing and stirring after each until completely melted. Dip strawberries one at a time, twirling each to ensure full coating. Lay dipped strawberries on waxed paper atop a cookie sheet and refrigerate overnight.