Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

To many people this dessert symbolizes love and romance.  I'm all for that, but who says you need love or romance to indulge?  You are just 3 ingredients away from one of the best desserts of all time!

1 cup chocolate chips
1 T shortening
12 strawberries

Wash/wipe each strawberry clean with a paper towel.  Dry thoroughly.  Combine the chocolate chips and the shortening in a double broiler until melted and smooth.  Remove the chocolate from the heat; moving quickly, generously cover and dip strawberries in the chocolate and place them on parchment or aluminum foil to set.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.