Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Dipped Fruits are one of the tricks I use to make my children eat fruits. So easy to make and so delicious to eat. You can either buy your chocolates raw (they sell them at Ghiraldelli Square in San Francisco), make them out of semi-sweet chocolate morsels, the ones that you use when you make chocolate chip cookies (melt in a double boiler), or buy the ready made ones that you can just microwave (sometimes available at Molly Stone's).
Whichever way you prefer to make it, your finished products will be a hit. Make sure you buy enough strawberries. You can also make them out of table bananas (cut into bite-sized pieces) and blueberries.
Simple tips: Use a toothpick. Insert halfway through the stem side for each strawberry and dip easily in melted chocolate. Let cool to harden for a few seconds holding it in your hands twirling the toothpick slowly so chocolate will stick to the fruit and not drip before laying down on a serving plate. Let cool until hardened. You can also keep them in the refrigerator to harden the chocolate. Do the same thing with 2" cut banana. I would patiently do the same with the blueberries.