Chocolate Strawberries



1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1-2 teaspoon low-fat or fat-free milk, if needed to thin melted chocolate
1 pint fresh strawberries with leaves (about 14 medium berries)

  1. Wash and gently dry strawberries thoroughly with paper towels. Leave stem and leaves on berries.
  2. Do not dip any berries with wet, damaged, or cut surfaces. Berries must be free of moisture or they will cause the chocolate to ‘weep.’
  3. In microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips for 1-2 minutes at medium high heat until just melted; stir every 30 seconds of heating time until smooth. Add low-fat or fat-free milk as necessary to thin chocolate to dipping consistency.
  4. Hold each strawberry by stem; dip one at a time in melted chocolate, about three-quarters of the way to stem. Allow chocolate to drip back into bowl.
  5. Place each strawberry on wax-paper-lined pan. If day is humid, refrigerate strawberries for 10 minutes to harden chocolate, then return to room temperature. Storing dipped berries in refrigerator will cause berries to release moisture when returned to room temperature for serving.

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