Chocolate Covered Strawberries TSCL - CopyChocolate Covered Strawberries are so expensive if you buy them in the store but so easy to make.  Make some for your sweetheart, children, friends and family for Valentine’s Day.  You can use your imagination and do all kinds of decorating to make them unique. I love them and they don’t last long at my house! Show some love for Valentine’s Day!

1 cup chocolate chips (you can use any kind of chips you like)

1 tablespoon shortening (you cannot use butter)

Combine the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, preferably glass and something not too tall or big.  Microwave for about 2 minutes on high. (You can do it on the stove top if you don’t want to use the microwave)  Remove chips and stir until they are smooth.  Dip strawberries in chocolate and place on plastic wrap.  I just use my fingers when dipping but you could insert a toothpick in the top of the strawberry and dip that way.  Let chocolate harden on the berries. You can put in refrigerator or a cool place about 35 minutes.  If you want white stripes on the strawberries, melt white chocolate chips and drizzle over the chocolate.  You can use sprinkles, sea salt, do half white and half dark chocolate, sprinkle on nuts or whatever you like.  One cup of chocolate chips does about 15 to 20 strawberries depending on the size of your berries.

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