You have been asked to bring a dessert to your next get-together. You are looking for a healthy, but tasty dessert for the BBQ you are hosting for Labor Day weekend. You just want something sweet in the house, but do not want to turn on the oven to bake on these hot summer days. I have the answer for you for all of these situations. Chocolate Covered Strawberries! These sweet gems almost seem fancy, but they are so simple to make.

I had brought these over to a friends house for a get-together and everyone devoured them. They satisfied the little kids and the teenagers, the ones watching what they ate and the ones that didn’t care, the meat eaters and the gluten-free/dairy-free eaters.

 

What if you have the ingredients but not the time to make them in time to set up? Just melt your chocolate without the wax and let every one dig in with their strawberries! They do not need to “set” to be delicious. It would almost be like a fondue. {I almost like them better this way!} You just won’t have the presentation¬†portion of it.

 

You don’t even really need a recipe for this one, but here it is.

 

CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES

 

1 lb. clamshell strawberries, rinsed & dried

10-12 oz. bakers semi-sweet dark chocolate

Paraffin Wax, chunk about the size of the tip of your thumb

 

Melt the chocolate and wax together. In microwave, melt in 45 second intervals; stirring each time. Or in double boiler, melt over low simmer; stirring occasionally to combine into a smooth consistency.

Let chocolate cool for about 5 minutes. Take a strawberry by the green top, and dip in chocolate; covering most of red part. Set on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat for all berries. Refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Refrigerate any leftovers. If there are any {Just keeping it real!}

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