Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

  in Desserts, Recipes

8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1 pound organic strawberries, large if possible, washed and dried well, stems intact

  1. Place chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally, until melted, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. You could also melt them using the microwave oven. Put chocolate chips in a glass or ceramic bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir the chocolate with a spoon or plastic spatula to check out the extent to which the chocolate has melted (it’s not obvious based on appearance because chocolate gets heated inside-out, and retains its shape when heated). Heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until all the chips have melted.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. One at a time, dip each strawberry in chocolate, twirling to coat. Let the excess drip off and place on waxed paper. Chill strawberries 15 minutes to set chocolate. Serve immediately.