Want an easy way to impress your sweetheart? Make these mouthwatering chocolate dipped strawberries and you’ll melt their heart!

One key to this recipe is buying top quality chocolate. You don’t need much to coat the strawberries, so go for the good stuff! (Ghirardelli, Lindt, Godiva) In the candy/sweets aisle of your grocery store you’ll find these finer chocolates available by the bar which makes them more affordable.

For best results, don’t use semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking chocolate. Those are best left for other recipes.

Ingredients

1 pint Strawberries

1  3.5oz-5 oz Bar of Chocolate (dark or milk chocolate)

Directions

Make sure strawberries are washed, dried and at room temperature.

Place wax paper on baking sheet.

Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir chocolate with spatula, and if it needs further heating do it in 15 second increments until it looks almost fully melted.

Stir chocolate until soft, shiny and smooth.

Place a skewer or toothpick in the stem end of the strawberry for easy handling, and dip it into the chocolate while swirling. Alternatively, you can hold the strawberry near the chocolate and spoon the chocolate onto the berry while turning it to coat all sides.

Place berries on the wax paper, spacing them so they don’t touch.

At this point, you can add some optional special touches and flavors if you choose. Flaked coconut, chopped hazelnuts, sprinkles, drizzled white chocolate, etc.

Refrigerate berries for 20 minutes to set the chocolate. Remove from fridge and let them harden completely at room temperature.

Serve the same day if possible. Enjoy!

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