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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 18
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Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Impressive? Yes! But incredibly easy! Dip luscious strawberries in heavenly chocolate for an extra-indulgent treat.

Ingredients

Strawberries

18
large strawberries
2
cups white chocolate chips
1
tablespoon shortening

Drizzle

1
cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2
teaspoons shortening

Directions

  • 1 Carefully wash and pat dry strawberries. Do not remove stems.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, melt white chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth.
  • 3 Holding by stem end, dip each strawberry into white chocolate. Set on wax paper to dry.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in a food-storage bag, microwave semi-sweet chocolate chips until melted. Snip off tiny corner of bag, and gently squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over white chocolate and strawberries. Store in refrigerator.
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My Fruity Valentine

As prepared by Sandi Arata,

Looking for a creative way to surprise your Valentine this year?


Look no further than your fruit bowl! Combine chocolate and fresh fruits to make the ultimate sweet treat for your sweetie.  You won’t believe how easy and tasty these quick combos can be!

chocolate dipped strawberries

Strawberries


Creamy chocolate and juicy strawberries are a tough flavor mash up to beat. They have a long history in the romantic food category—so these are a must to include in your fruity Valentine’s line-up.

Here’s how to prep them:

  • Wash strawberries and pat them dry.  (Make sure they are completely dry before dipping!)

  • Melt your chocolate.  I like to use a “double broiler” method. The chocolate is melted in a metal bowl over a pan with water being warmed on the stovetop.  Take care to not allow any water to touch the chocolate and stir the chocolate often.  When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl to avoid overcooking.

  • Dip strawberries one at a time, and line them on a tray covered with waxed paper to cool.

  • Give each strawberry a splash of Valentine color with some red sprinkles (before the chocolate cools!).  Or, if you are feeling very fancy, streak the dried chocolate with white or red stripes of candy melts.  Oooh la la!


valentines chocolate dipped banana bon bons

Bananas


Peanut butter sandwiches are naturally fabulous. Add bananas, and you’re a kid all over again.  How can you make them even better? Chocolate, of course! I call these triple-threat treats “Banana Bon-bons.”

chocolate bananas with peanut butter

Slice bananas into chunks. Spread a little peanut butter onto each chunk, and stick them in the freezer for 20 minutes. Melt your chocolate as above.

When it’s time to dip, just take a few banana chunks out of the freezer at a time.  They’re much easier to dunk in chocolate if the banana and peanut butter are firm. And using two forks to dip each banana works best.

Finally, decorate each “bon-bon” with sprinkles and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to serve your sweet surprise. They taste best when the bananas are frozen!

heart-shaped chocolate dipped apples

Apples


Apples and peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks, making this treat my favorite of the fruity trio.  I like to use pre-sliced apples from the store because they’re convenient (no judging!), and because many packages have been treated with ascorbic acid to prevent browning. (Check the package to verify.)

Ready to get crafty? Start with a whole apple and cut a thin section into a heart shape. I used a paring knife, but a cookie cutter will also work. (Consider brushing apples with lemon juice to prevent browning if you slice them yourself.)

Next, spread a thin layer of peanut butter over one side of the apple slice, leaving enough space for you to get a grip on it. Then dunk the apple into the melted chocolate until the peanut butter is covered. Add your festive sprinkles, and let cool.

These fruity treats are dessert dynamite and will satisfy any sweet tooth. They’re also much healthier than a box of chocolates (…just sayin’).  Enjoy!

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Tips  

Expert Tips

Change the look of this luscious dessert when you dip half of the strawberries in white chocolate, half in dark chocolate, and vary the drizzle.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
21%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
24g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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