I hope you are not tired of strawberries. Today let’s have some fun creating our own dipped strawberries. I am paraphrasing the recipe from Who Wants Candy? by Jane Sharrock. (affiliate link)

This is super easy and fun for you and partner and kids to do.

The recipe makes enough dip for 8-10 strawberries. Leave the green leaves on, and even better if there are stems. Wash the strawberries and dry them really well with a paper towel, otherwise the candy will not stick.

Use a double boiler, or improvise your own by placing a glass bowl or casserole dish on top of a pot of hot water. Make sure the water can’t seep into the top bowl, because you don’t want water getting into your melted chocolate. The water would negatively affect the way the chocolate melts.

Put down some parchment or wax paper to lay your finished strawberries on.

In the top bowl of your double boiler, combine 1 tablespoon evaporated milk with 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate (that is one baking square), or 1 oz of candy melts or white chocolate or any other chocolate that is designed to melt. Chocolate chips could do in a pinch, but they aren’t really designed to melt so they might take a while.

Once the candy is melted, grab the strawberries and start dipping. You don’t need any fancy tools.

The recipe author doesn’t recommend doubling the recipe unless you absolutely need to. If so, she says to work quickly because the melted chocolate can become grainy if left heated for a long time.

Serve your creations immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

(Image credit: BrookLorin)

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