Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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The simplest version of chocolate-covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
24

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • toothpicks

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate and shortening in a double boiler, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  2. Insert toothpicks into tops (stem ends) of strawberries. Hold a strawberry by the toothpick and dip it into the chocolate mixture.

  3. Turn the strawberry upside down and insert the toothpick into a Styrofoam block or place strawberry on a sheet of waxed paper; allow chocolate coating to cool. Repeat with remaining strawberries.

    close up view of Chocolate-Covered Strawberries on a platter
    Cathy Van de Moortele

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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