Are you having a romantic dinner in your apartment in Mooresville, NC on Valentine's Day? Maybe you just want to treat a bunch of your girlfriends to ladies night out. Whatever your plans on Wednesday night, these are the easiest (and most delicious) chocolate covered strawberries; and they make any night special.
(Easy) Chocolate Covered Strawberries
16 ounces milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening
1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.