Chocolate Double Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Double Dipped Strawberries

36 strawberries (about two 1 pint baskets), unhulled

1 1/2 C. semisweet chocolate chips (about 9 oz.)

1 T. vegetable shortening

1 1/2 C. chocolate sprinkles (about 6 oz.)

Line large baking sheet with waxed paper. Wipe strawberries clean; dry with paper towels.

Stir chocolate chips and shortening in top of double boiler set over simmering water until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Place chocolate sprinkles in shallow bowl. Holding 1 strawberry by its green top, dip 3/4 of berry into melted chocolate. Let excess drip off, then dip into chocolate sprinkles. Place on waxed paper-lined sheet. Repeat dipping remaining strawberries into chocolate, then into sprinkles.

Refrigerate until chocolate coating is firm, about 1 hour. (Can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Keep refrigerated.)


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