CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
1 lb. Milk or Dark or White Chocolate
1 Tbsp. Shortening
25 Large Strawberries (with stems & leaves if possible)
Wipe the Strawberries with a damp cloth; refrigerate for at least one hour.
Heat the Chocolate and the Shortening in a double boiler over hot water until smooth, stirring frequently. Keep warm.
Alternatively, heat in the Microwave, 1 minute at a time; stir after each minute. This should take no more than 1 – 2 minutes.
Line a tray or jelly roll pan with waxed paper.
Dip each Strawberry into the melted Chocolate to cover as much of theBerryas possible. Place on a lined tray or in paper candy cups. Chill for 10 minutes.
Note: For a ‘Do-It-Yourself Fondue type, each person can dip their own berry and eat it as soon as the chocolate cools down. There is nothing as decadent tasting as yummy, runny chocolate