- 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons Shortening
- Red Candy Melts
- After washing and thoroughly drying the strawberries, remove the leaves. I tore them off by hand.
- Next cut the strawberries in half, and slice a little V at the top. Turn the strawberries cut side down and insert a toothpick to hold them together. I turned mine right side up again, and filled that little V cut with some Nutella.
- Strawberries can also be filled marshmallow fluff or leave them plain, whatever you prefer.
- Dry the cut side well with a paper towel and slather it with some melted chocolate. I used semi sweet chocolate chips thinned with 2 Tablespoons of vegetable shortening to make the chocolate shiny and easy to work with.
- To melt the chocolate using a microwave safe bowl, put the chocolate and shortening into the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir the chocolate chips. They will not be all the way melted. Microwave in 30 second increments and stir until chips and shortening are melted and smooth. Don't over microwave your chocolate. It is best to stir when there are a few lumps of unmelted chocolate and just keep stirring until they melt.
- When that layer of chocolate has hardened, you can remove the toothpick. The hardened chocolate will hold the two halves together.
- Lay wax paper under a cooling rack and turn the strawberries over. Pour a spoonful of chocolate over the strawberries, pushing around the edges to get good coverage.
- After the chocolate on top of the strawberries has hardened, melt red candy melts using the same method used for the chips (no shortening is needed for candy melts). Drizzle candy melt over the top.
- These are best eaten within 4-6 hours of being made and are best stored room temperature until serving.