Adventures of the Heart
Mary Zalmanek
Desserts: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Serves 4


Chocolate covered strawberries are an easy summertime dessertGet some big ripe strawberries and dark chocolate (I like 61%), and you'll have an elegant and healthy way to end your meal.


12 large strawberries with stems, washed and dried very well

4 ounces dark chocolate disks (also called fèves or discos)


If you can't find chocolate fèves, chocolate chips or bar chocolate chopped in uniform pieces will do.  Put the chocolate in a glass bowl.  Melt the chocolate in the microwave at half power for 1 minute.  Stir, then repeat the process until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Set a piece of waxed paper or parchment on the counter top.  Holding each strawberry by its stem, dip it in chocolate.  Turn until it's evenly coated.  Let the strawberries rest on the waxed paper until the chocolate sets. 

Lick the bowl.  Smile.