Chocolate Covered Strawberries. . Help Please!

Baking By forheavenscake Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 5:33pm by Eatmoorecakes

forheavenscake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 1:44am
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I am making chocolate covered strawberries tomorrow and I need some help. Every recipe I see has a difference ingredient. . some say to use just melted chocolate and nothing else and others say to add shortening, or butter or oil etc to the chocolate.

What should i do?? Is one way "better" than the other?

Thanks!

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adonisthegreek1 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 1:58am
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You only need to add oil if your chocolate is too thick. It might be thick if you use chocolate chips. I usually use Ghirardelli chocolate for candy dipping and simply melt the chocolate then dip. Turns out beautifully.
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suzylynn58 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:01am
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I use just melted chocolate. It makes a nice hard solid shell. I have used a ganache type chocolate, I think it is ShirleyW's recipe. It was very good, but doesn't set up solid. Just depends on the results you are looking for.

Hope this helps,

Susan

tracey1970 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:16am
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When I did it, I just used melted candy melts, and I didn't add anything to them.

ktmarieb Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:22am
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I also just use candy melts. If you use chocolate chips, it will not dry hard. Candy melts set up and give a perfect finish!

ayerim979 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:26am
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I too just melt chocolate

Eatmoorecakes Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 5:33pm
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Ohhh my i love Chocolate coverd strawberries

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