Need a last minute treat for a romantic occasion? Chocolate covered strawberries are the answer. Follow my easy how-to for a truly luscious indulgence!
Place the chopped bittersweet chocolate in a small, tall-ish bowl and melt in 20-second intervals in the microwave*, stirring after each, until the chocolate is smooth and liquid.
Grasp each berry by the leaves, and dip into the melted chocolate
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and allow the chocolate to set at room temperature.
Melt the milk chocolate, and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a #1 round tip
Drizzle the milk chocolate over the berries.
*To melt the chocolate in a double boiler, heat about an inch of water in a small pot, place your chopped chocolate in a glass or metal bowl, and rest it on top. (The water should just barely be simmering, and the bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water.) Stir until smooth and liquid.
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