These are also a great Mother's Day gift! Just melt the chocolate, dip the strawberries, and decorate and see Mom smile!
4 c. fresh, ripe strawberries (at room temperature)
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
6 tbsp. butter
chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, or macadamia)
colored or chocolate sprinkles
colored and/or flavored sugars
melted white pr milk chocolate
Wash and dry strawberries. Leave stems and tops intact.
Combine chocolate, corn syrup, and butter in a microwavable bowl (or double boiler). Microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring often, til melted. Do not burn. Or melt in a double boiler over boiling water until melted, stirring often.
Dip each strawberry into the melted chocolate mix. Leave a 1/4-to-1/2" strip of bare fruit between chocolate and stem.
If desired, roll coated strawberries in nuts, sprinkles, or sugars. Be sure to do this while chocolate is still melted.
Place plain chocolate or decorated strawberries on waxed paper.
If desired, decorate plain chocolate strawberries with melted white chocolate using a toothpick or cake decorating supplies. Very pretty!
Refrigerate about 20 minutes to set.
Note: Chocolate covered strawberries also travel well, making them one of the best ideas for Mothers Day presents. Just place them in a pretty box, wrap them up, and you have a great homemade Mother's Day gift. Enjoy!