Friday, October 14, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap: Chocolate Dipped Treats

We are up early and on our way out to Friday School (homeschool co-op). Today my Willy Wonka class is making chocolate dipped treats like chocolate covered potato chips, dried mango, fresh strawberries, pretzels and pretty much anything that will induce a chocolate coma. I used to think that all you had to do was melt the chocolate and dip but there is a little secret ingredient that makes the chocolate smoother and easier to work with. If you get the urge to dip today, try it out. Your kids will love the treat!

Chocolate for Dipping

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

Over a double boiler slowly melt chocolate and shortening together until creamy. OR....use the microwave on 30 second intervals stirring between settings. As soon as chocolate is melted dip your goodies in half way and cool on wax paper. Chill in fridge for 5 minutes and enjoy.

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Heather Ortega said...

Everything is always better with chocolate.

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

Thanks for hosting! :)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Your dipping chocolate sounds wonderful - what a treat! It's a great recipe for National Chocolate Week (which it is this week here in the UK). I've shared some of my favourite chocolate recipes from my blog in the post I linked up. Hope you enjoy it! Have a lovely weekend!

Sarah said...

Have you tried chocolate covered bacon? I haven't but I've heard it's amazing.

I'm a lover of both, thinking I need to try it.

And you Friday School kids are going to love today!

Unknown said...

No wonder mine never turned out right! Thanks for the tip - I may be giving chocolate-dipped treats for Christmas this year thanks to you!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

That looks so delicious. I love dipped fruit and pretzels.

It's been a while since I stopped by and shared my recipe. Thank you for hosting.I am linking up my Sun-dried tomato prawns

Charlene said...

Thanks for hosting the link-up! I always love the practical recipes I find here.

Naomi said...

Paraffin wax (baker's wax) can be used instead of the lard. I personally would rather use lard than be adding a by-product of the crude oil industry to my food, but I just thought I'd let you know it's a possibility!