Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chocolate dipped strawberries with sprinkles

What you need:
Strawberries(large ripe and red)- 25-30
Chocolate chips (I used Dolci frutta hard chocolate shell)-8oz
Decorating Sprinkles
Wax paper or foil -1(13"X9")
Wash strawberries under cold water, drain and dry them completely with a paper towel.
Line a baking tray with wax paper/foil
Microwave the chips until fully melted, stir with a spoon.
Hold the green stem of the strawberry (or you can use a toothpick) and dip one half or three fourth of a strawberry in the melted chocolate. Drip off the excess chocolate. Place them on a wax paper/foil  and sprinkle them with decorating sprinkles.  Repeat the same process. Allow them to set at room temperature for 10 min.Best served within 8-10hours.
1) If you want to cover the strawberries completely with sprinkles, place the sprinkles in a bowl and roll the chocolate covered strawberries.

2) If you are using regular chocolate chips, use  double boiling method to melt them. Place the chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Boil  water in a sauce pan and place the glass bowl with the chips to melt the chips (the glass bowl should not touch the water). Add 1tbsp of vegetable shortening and stir until the chocolate mixture become smooth.
3) You can try the recipe with any fruits of your interest.
Recipe adapted from the Doci Frutta package instructions and here