Nothing is more classic than chocolate covered strawberries to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day, date night or any special occasion. Using HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK mildly sweet, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, gently melt down the decadent chocolate morsels. Dip fresh strawberries into the chocolaty mixture and if you’re feeling crafty, add sprinkles or a drizzle of melted peanut butter. The key is to let each strawberry cool in the refrigerator before serving. You can’t go wrong with chocolate covered fresh fruit as a popular dessert whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or want a sweet treat for yourself.
Cover tray with wax paper.
Place chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1-1/2 minutes or just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred; cool slightly.
Holding strawberry by top, dip 2/3 of each berry into chocolate mixture; shake gently to remove excess. Place on prepared tray.
Refrigerate until coating is firm, about 30 minutes. Store, covered, in refrigerator. For best results, use within 24 hours. Coats about 5 dozen small strawberries. (About 1 cup coating).
Be sure the strawberries are dry before dipping.
*Butter, margarine and spreads contain water which may prevent chocolate from melting properly; oil may prevent chocolate from forming a coating.
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* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.