In spite of the frigid temps we've had over the past few evenings, we've started picking the first of the ripe berries! So what did we do with the first berries? Well we ate quite a few, but some of them got dipped in rich dark chocolate. Chocolate dipped strawberries are a quick easy treat, but they look impressive. Roll the chocolate dipped berries into nuts or sprinkles and they look like something that came from a candy store.
Melt 5-6 ounces of semi-sweet or white chocolate chocolate
Microwave directions for melting chocolate:
Place coarsely chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container and microwave at MEDIUM (50 percent power) for 1 1/2 to 4 minutes, until the chocolate turns shiny.
Remove the container from the microwave and stir the chocolate until completely melted. Be careful not to overheat or the chocolate can burn.
Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate, lightly shaking the berry to remove any excess chocolate. Roll the dipped strawberries in chopped nuts, chocolate sprinkles, or toffee bits. Place on parchment paper and let chocolate set-up. The strawberries are best eaten within a few hours of dipping them in the chocolate but can be kept overnight if refrigerated.
Note: make sure your strawberries are completely dry when you dip them into the chocolate. Any water on the berries will ruin the chocolate.
Our strawberries are sold by the quart and can be picked up by appointment at Waterberry Farm in Slocomb. They can also be purchased at The Butcher's Block on Westgate Parkway in Dothan. Get some of our wonderful pesticide free strawberries and start dipping!