Chocolate Covered Strawberries

I made these for a bridal shower the other week… they were a huge hit.  They are super simple to make, so let me share what to do (and what not to do).

What you need: strawberries and chocolate.  Ignore the heavy cream, more on that later.  If you would like to drizzle it with white chocolate, pick up some of that also.  I picked up a few bars of Ghiradelli semi-sweet baking chocolate.  Normally I am a milk chocolate kinda girl, even in chocolate chip cookies, but I didn’t want them to be too sweet.

To begin, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl double boiler on the stove.

So I was researching tips on making chocolate covered strawberries and I read somewhere to add heavy cream to the chocolate as it would give it a nice sheen.

Fail.  It turned into a complete brick, and no amount of heat would get it to liquefy again.

Round 2.  I ran back across the street to Safeway (having a grocery store directly across the street from my house is beyond convenient) and started them again, sans heavy cream.

It’s fairly self-explanatory, I grabbed them by the stems and dipped them in the chocolate.

I had some extra Wilton white melting candies (the kind you put in molds) so I just melted it and drizzled it over the puppies.

Voila.  Beautiful.

Enjoy!

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