Monday, February 18, 2013

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Two of the "littles", my word for grandkids are visiting. They've been here since Valentine's Day. I looked for something that was easy to make, and is delicious. Dipping strawberries in dark chocolate is super easy, and is definitely delicious! I did the first strawberry, and the 6 year old and 8 year old did the rest! Get the best dark chocolate you can - 70% cacao is my favorite!


1 dozen strawberries
1/4 pound dark chocolate

Directions:  Cut chocolate into large chunks. Place in a glass bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving and stirring until the chocolate is just melted, about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until it is smooth. Hold each strawberry by the stem and dip the bottom half into the chocolate. Lay the strawberry on a piece of wax paper until it cools. Place on a pretty platter and serve. (Then, enjoy the remaining chocolate!)

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants. In addition, the saturated fats in chocolate don't elevate cholesterol levels. Chocolate can be a healthful addition to a well rounded diet, however a key word here is well rounded. Enjoy a piece of chocolate every once in a while!

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