Dipped Strawberries-Taste of Home

Ahhh...those wonderful strawberries. Who can resist? When served alone they are still great, but add some chocolate and then you get the oohhhhs and ahhhhs... This post is all about the wonderful way you can create beautiful strawberry treats. I follow many gals on Pinterest and I have added one video that I especially love. She goes through the process start to finish. Again, who doesn't love those great big juicy strawberries with a hard shell of chocolate! Yummyyyyyy!
Dipped Strawberries
Ingredients:
1 quart fresh strawberries with stems
1-2/3 cups vanilla or white chips
2 tablespoons shortening, divided
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. Wash strawberries and gently pat until completely dry. Make sure all water is wiped off. Leave the stems on. It makes them look even prettier.
  2. In a microwave, melt vanilla chips and 1 tablespoon shortening at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. 
  3. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-secondintervals, stirring until smooth.
  4. Dip each strawberry until two-thirds of the berry is coated, allowing the excess to drip off. 
  5. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  6. Melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening; stir until smooth.
  7. Dip each strawberry until one-third is coated, allowing the excess to drip off. 
  8. Return to baking sheet; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
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Here is a video of one of my favorite gals on Pinterest...Natasha's Kitchen. She does a great job in explaining the process of dipping strawberries. There are a few tips that were not given in the recipe above that might help you out.

Now that you have those beautiful dipped strawberries made, it's time to share with the ones you love. Of course, you can purchase a tray for them at, maybe the Dollar Tree or you can box them up in bakery boxes which can be purchased at Walmart or other bakery supply companies. 
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I finally have time to update Cafe' Hoffy. It's been a very long time since I have. It's always fun sharing good recipes and craft ideas. I hope you enjoy this one along with other posts from Cafe' Hoffy. Just click the "More Recipes" and "More Crafts" for more fun crafts and great recipes...
   
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Like everyone else, I collect "Pins" on Pinterest. I sometimes consider myself the "Pinning Queen"! LOL! I believe at last count I had over 13,000 pins...maybe a little OCD here. However, it's my go to place when I'm looking for something. I think you might enjoy many of them. You might want to check out my "Baking Board" and "Appetizer Board" for more great recipes.

You can also visit my "Other boards" by clicking on the Pinterest logo or my picture for thousands of great recipes and ideas...
Here are a few pins on Pinterest that relate to strawberries and strawberry decorating...
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I do hope you enjoyed this post on "dipped strawberries". What a nice gift for someone, or a great treat for a party you might be planning. Until next time...
Always remember..."Life's short, eat dessert first!"...words to live by!

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