Emily Wyckoff

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

 

I am teaching a cooking class for 16 girls ages 10-13 this week. On the first day I asked each girl to name one dish they would like to learn how to make. The responses? Half “I don’t knows” (to which I responded “Name one food you like, come on,” and most still met me with “I don’t knows.” Being a tween is tough – holy age of self consciousness. The girls who did name a food came up with the usual suspects:

“Pizza.”

“Pasta.”

“Cupcakes.”

“Anything chocolate.”

And one “Fruit Salad.” She got brownie points.

Good thing I like all these foods too :-). This week we have made french toast and smoothies, Mexican day with salsa, guacamole and quesadillas, chocolate day with chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate covered pretzel rods, and mini calzones and mini brownies. The chocolate covered strawberries were ridiculously easy yet looked (and tasted) great. I will defintely make these again with the kids (would be a good birthday party activity), and they would make a sweet teacher or hostess gift.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Ingredients

6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

3 ounces white chocolate chips

20 strawberries, with stems

Directions

Wash and dry the strawberries very well (if they are wet, the chocolate won’t stay on). Melt the semi sweet chocolate in the microwave at half power, stopping to stir every 30 seconds. Watch closely so it doesn’t scorch! When completely melted and smooth, hold strawberries by stem, dip in chocolate, swirling to let excess chocolate drip back in the bowl. Place strawberries on wax paper to set. When all the strawberries have been dipped, melt white chocolate using the same method as semi sweet. Take a spoon and decoratively drizzle the white chocolate over the dark chocolate. Let set for 30 minutes minimum. Store in fridge for up to 2 days.


3 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped Strawberries”

  1. Lyla says:

    Omg I absoulutley love to cok. Even though Im only 12 I want to be a cook (chef)when i am older. Rachel Ray is my model I make mostly all the meals she makes and I even have this little book with most of her recipes the other recipes are the ones that I experiment with and have turned out great. Rachel Ray has tought me so much but the most important thing she has tought me is to learn from my mistakes. She really is my roll model and it would be an honor if I got to meet her. But for now I just follow in her footsteps,because we all have to start somewhere.:) And for all you people out there that never tryed to cook or gave it up try it again or try it for the first time. I mean look at me Im 12 and I already know what I want to be when I grow up and I wouldnt trade any of it for anything in the world my name is Lyla Cancellari and I love to cook and I am the number ONE fan of Rachel Ray. I love you Rachel Ray. <3

  2. Arina says:

    i like chocolate n strawberries….your the best in cook…make more recipes…ok

  3. John says:

    Wow, how dceadent, I think I may have to go their so I can OD and kick my choc habit. Thanks for the info.

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