These are always impressive and always delicious (and SUPER easy! Shhhhh, don't tell!) I made these for the boys in my life on this stay-at-home-with-3-sick-kids Valentine's Day! They are so easy my 3 year old helped me do them! So, no excuses! These puppies can be $1 a piece at candy stores! (I have totally posted this before, but these are GOURMET, hence the nuts and coconut!)
Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Fresh strawberries, washed and dried (leave the stems on for dipping)
Good chocolate (I always use Ghirardelli) milk chocolate, white chocolate, or semi-sweet
nuts, chopped fine (I used pecans)
mini chocolate chips
Line a cookie sheet or two with wax paper, set aside. Mix chocolate chips with about 1 t oil per cup of chips in a sauce pan. Heat over LOW heat stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Repeat process with as many different kinds of chocolate as you want to use. (I used milk and white for these). I always melt my chocolate stove top, I have more control this way and I have found it helps the chocolate to not seize (especially the white chocolate). Dip the washed and dried strawberries in the chocolate one at a time and then roll in what ever toppings you want, or a mixture of them. Place dipped strawberries on wax paper. Let them sit for a couple of minutes and then drizzle with alternating kids of chocolate if desired. I just use a spoon with a side to side motion. Try it first over a separate piece of wax paper to get the feel for it. Let the strawberries set up completely. I find this is best in a cool place or the fridge. Store extras in the fridge for a few days.