Monday, April 10, 2006

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

There's nothing better than a healthy dessert like chocolate covered strawberries. "Healthy?" you say. Sure. Strawberries are healthy and dark chocolate is healthy for you too. Therefore, this is a healthy dessert. No guilt for me, thank you very much.

I've made chocolate covered strawberries in the past but never used enough melted chocolate so they weren't very pretty. I find that for a couple handfuls of strawberries you should melt at least 8 ounces of high quality chocolate. While Ghirardelli isn't my favorite, I happened to have a big chunk of semisweet chocolate from Trader Joe's (less than $2 for 8 ounces). Melt the chocolate over simmering water (I use a double boiler but a metal or glass bowl would work fine). Then I dip the strawberries in the chocolate, put them on a cookie sheet with a silpat, and cool in the fridge for about a half hour (or less).

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Voila. A very "healthy" dessert.


kitchenmage said...

oh sure, rub in that it's strawberry season where you are and not where i am... creep!

Dianka said...

This is just what I feel like! It looks perfect. You are right about using more is better, I've come to the same conclusion =)