Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Injected with Moscato)

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Feb. 16, 2011

I really like making this recipe because it's so fool-proof and easy to whip up. No complicated tempering methods to deal with. These strawberries are great for elegant occasions, gifts, holidays or just for a snack. Hey, make some just for yourself simply because you are fabulous!

Ingredients

Milk chocolate chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Hersheys)
Crisco 1 Tablespoon (Butter flavored)
Fresh strawberries 1 Pint (large and firm)
Almond bark/White chocolate 1 Medium
Champagne 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (as required; Moscato champagne used here)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Wash and pat dry the strawberries, making sure there is no water on them. Set aside.

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.

MAKING

3. Heat water in a large pot. Place a bowl over it with water not touching the bowl (double boiler).

4. Put the chocolate chips and Crisco in the bowl and allow it to melt. Stir occasionally till they melt to a smooth consistency.

5. Hold each strawberry with their stem and dip it in the melted chocolate.

6. Let the excess drain off and place on the parchment lined sheet or tray. Let the chocolate harden.

7. In the meanwhile, melt vanilla almond bark using the double boiler.

8. Once the milk chocolate hardens, drizzle the vanilla almond bark or white chocolate all over them in desired patterns. Let it harden.

9. Using a syringe, infuse the champagne into the strawberries just before serving.

SERVING

10. In a serving platter, arrange the strawberries and serve as a dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 196Calories from Fat 96

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 63 mg2.63%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet