Chocolate Covered Strawberries. . Help Please!

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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?


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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,


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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.

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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!

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

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

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