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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chocolate Dipped Festive Treats

For a sweet and simple (albeit messy to make) treat, try dipping some treats into chocolate and decorate!
First get your ingredients set up,  take out your dipping snacks - use your 
imagination, I chose strawberries, pretzels and oreos. If using strawberries wash and dry them. Pour desired sprinkles into paper cupcake liners for dipping them or sprinkling, and melt your desired chocolates.  I use the white melting candys for white chocolate, the directions are on the package for melting these in the microwave.  I use the Ghiradelli bittersweet or semisweet chocolate baking bits for the chocolate.  These can be melted in a metal heat safe bowl over a small pot of simmering water, stirring with a wooden spoon until the bits have melted and you have a smooth liquid chocolate.  For strawberries, hold the stem and dip and swirl, let excess chocolate drip back into bowl, then place on waxed paper to set.  For pretzels and oreos you can dip and immerse in chocolate, then lift from bottom with a fork, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl then slide off fork onto waxed paper to set.  While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle and decorate with desired sprinkles and candies and let completely set.

Valentine Goodies
Christmas Pretzels ready for gifting!

Red White and Blue Strawberries - dipped in white chocolate or white melting candy then dipped in blue sprinkles and patriotic sprinkle mix!