Chocolate Covered Strawberries
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 tablespoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine or oil)
Fresh strawberries with stems, rinsed and patted dry
1. Cover tray with wax paper.
2. In medium microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips and shortening.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes or just until chips are melted and
mixture is smooth when stirred; cool slightly.
3. Holding by top, dip 2/3 of each strawberry into chocolate mixture; shake
gently to remove excess. Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate until coating is
firm, about 30 minutes. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Coats about 5 dozen
small strawberries. (About 1 cup coating)
Note* Butter and margarine contain water which may prevent chocolate from
melting properly and oil may prevent chocolate from forming a coating.
Cover a dish of desired shape (pie pan) with foil and spray lightly with Pam.
Place melted chocolate in a ziploc bag and seal. Snip a small hole in the corner
and drizzle the chocolate to create a basket. Chill until firm. Carefully remove
the basket. Place on a serving tray and fill with chocolate covered