Prepping for Valentine’s Day: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Hey, guys out there, just a reminder: tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  And for some, chocolate is at the top of the list to give and get on February 14th.

FOX News Radio’s Lilian Woo has a super simple treat to impress your Valentine:

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Chocolate-covered strawberries look great and they’re easy to make.  Ideally, use long-stem strawberries and dark chocolate.

(Leventer) “If the strawberry is good and juicy and sweet, the dark chocolate really contrasts.”

Martine Leventer, founder and owner of Martine’s Chocolates in New York City says the chocolate should be in small pieces – a screwdriver works for breaking up a slab.  Melt using a double boiler, or bowl over hot water.  Do not overheat, and do full dry off berries before dipping.

(Leventer) “You can not have one drop of water in chocolate.  That ruins everything.”

Place on a waxy surface to harden – refridgerating not recommended because of condensation – and your treat is ready in a few hours..if you can resist eating them before then.

Lilian Woo, FOX News Radio.




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