Don’t be intimidated by their appearance—chocolate-covered strawberries look fancy, but they’re truly one of the easiest desserts you can make, requiring just 15 minutes of prep and three ingredients. You can dress them up for Valentine’s Day with some tasty toppings like chocolate sprinkles or a white chocolate drizzle, but they’re just as pretty if you leave them plain. Here’s how to make them.
What You Need
- Large cookie sheet
- Cooking parchment paper
- Small microwavable bowl
- Paper towel
- 1 container (16 oz) fresh strawberries with leaves
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil
First, line a large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper and set aside. Gently rinse strawberries; dry on paper towels (berries must be completely dry).
In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.