Everyone loves the classic chocolate covered strawberry. However, I have two gripes every time I eat them. Number one, the chocolate shell always falls off when you take that first bite. And number two, there is never enough chocolate!
Problem solved : )
Not So Classic Chocolate Filled Strawberries
- 15-20 strawberries (the larger the better)
- 1 bag of Milk Chocolate chips (I use the 11.5 oz Guittard milk chocolate chips)
Cut the stems off your clean strawberries and carefully scoop out the top of the berry. The deeper you scoop the more chocolate it will hold. I used large strawberries so I scooped about an inch down.
Pour the entire bag of chocolate chips in a glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals.
Make sure to take your bowl out every 30 seconds to stir the chips. Continue until all chips are melted.
Place your strawberries in an egg carton* so they sit straight up. You could also use little Dixie cups.
Now you can either spoon your melted chocolate into the berries or use a funnel or piping bag. I used a little baby spoon and it worked fine. Your choice.
Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until they harden a bit.
*Note: There is a small chance that salmonella could be found in an empty egg carton so always wash your egg carton with soap and hot water (and then dry) before you use it or simply use an ice cube tray or mini muffin tin to hold the berries while the chocolate hardens.