There's nothing like a decadent dessert to complete a romantic meal. Spoil your sweetie this week with easy chocolate-dipped strawberries that look more complicated than they are. Try them tonight!
2 pints strawberries, stems intact
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate
1 teaspoon canola oil
1. Line two baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Wipe the strawberries clean and dry them well with paper towels.
2. Melt the chocolate with the oil over a double boiler. Stir until the mixture is smooth and the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Hold a strawberry by its green top and dip it 3/4 of the way into the melted chocolate. Lift it out of the chocolate, let the excess chocolate run off and set the berry on one of the lined baking sheets. Repeat this for all of the strawberries.
4. To harden the chocolate, chill the strawberries for about an hour before serving . You can store them in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours.
Note: These make great gifts. Find a pretty box, line it with parchment or waxed paper, fill it with dipped strawberries and store in the refrigerator.
Serving Size: 1 strawberry