Tuesday:) Toni’s Tasty Tip~ Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

19 Sep

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” ~Ernestine Ulmer

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Normally, my go to dessert to take to a potluck is a pan of brownies. But yesterday, I thought I’d change up my routine a little. I’ve been going to the Senior Center for the Monday afternoon Country Dance at 1pm and everyone brings food for our break.I was bored with my brownies.

My No.1 tip for baking and cooking is ALWAYS, buy on sale. Sunday, when I went to Sprouts, the beautiful strawberries were on sale for only 98cents for a one pound container. Yay! I bought semi-sweet chocolate chips at Walmart for $1.98 a bag.

So, I made chocolate dipped strawberries for the potluck.

Wash 3 containers of strawberries and pat dry. Put 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips in small bowl, add 1 tsp. vegetable or canola oil, and place over a larger pot of water (double boiler) and slowly melt. (I used to microwave, but sometimes it would get chalky if I over nuked.) Dip strawberries and place on waxed paper. I put the tray in the fridge to set up for about an hour because it’s SO darn hot here in Texas.

So, for around $5, I made over 50 dipped strawberries and had some strawberries left over for another day. They were a BIG hit at the Senior Center. They disappeared fast.

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