Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe from Moms Treasure Chest

Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe

Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries recipe  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups (11.5- to 12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or Premier White Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 36 bite-sized pieces fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas), rinsed and patted dry

INSTRUCTIONS

LINE baking sheet with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted; cool slightly.

DIP fruit about halfway into melted morsels; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until set.

FOR A FANCY DRIZZLE:

MICROWAVE 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE Premier White or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels or Baking Bars, broken into pieces in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10-to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until set.

If you are making chocolate covered strawberries here’s a kitchen tip you might find useful:

You’ll need a large piece of styrofoam and toothpicks, along with your supplies for making chocolate covered strawberries.  Insert a toothpick into the strawberry at the stem end to hold the strawberry while dipping.  After you dip the strawberry in chocolate, push the toothpick and strawberry into a piece of Styrofoam to dry.  The chocolate covered strawberries will dry perfectly, with no flat surface like there would be if you placed the chocolate covered strawberries on wax paper to dry.