1pound strawberries, washed and patted dry, make sure green steams are intact
8ouncessemi sweet chocolate
Wash your strawberries and pat dry with paper towels. Failure to start with completely dry strawberries will ruin the chocolate, you will end up with useless chocolate if water gets into the chocolate.
Melt chocolate by placing in a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips on the defrost setting or the lowest power setting available. Heat in 30-second increments stirring each time, and heating until the chocolate is completely melted, add in softened butter and stir well to blend well.
The butter will help the chocolate have a nice soft texture. Now its time to dip the dry strawberries.
Grasp the strawberry by the green top, roll the strawberry into the chocolate, and give it a little shake when you pull the strawberry out of the chocolate, this will fill in any cracks that there might be. Point the strawberry upward, and allow the chocolate to cover most of the strawberry.
If you want to decorate with sprinkles or nuts, sprinkle the strawberry now, while the chocolate is still soft. Place dipped strawberry on waxed paper. My strawberries were drizzled with a little white chocolate to make them extra pretty.
Store these dipped strawberries in the refrigerator. Want to know more about chocolate? Check out Candyland and Crafts page about What is Chocolate. Yield: varies.
Upgrade these with a drizzle - purchase an extra bar or two of chocolate in a constrasting color and add a drizzle for color.
Add sprinkles! - everything goes better with sprinkles!
Dredge in sanding sugar - sanding sugars can add sparkle and pizzaz to these berries.