Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries are an elegant dessert, but can be pricey to purchase premade and can get a little squishy if they are left to sit for too long.  When I was a child, my parents had a large strawberry patch and we would often make chocolate dipped strawberries for special occasions.  The key to getting nice looking DIY chocolate strawberries is to make sure that the strawberries are completely dry before dipping and that the chocolate is completely melted but not burnt.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Very Berry Bars

These bars always remind me of lazy summer days, trips to the farmer’s market, barbeques, and long evenings on the patio.  Bursting with fruit, I like them served warm or cold, with or without ice cream.

I often serve these at summer parties because these can be made a day or two in advance and kept in the fridge — although they will get soggy if left there too long — so I don’t have to heat up the kitchen with the oven the day of the party.  I have even been known to serve these at breakfasts (after all, they do have fruit . . . at least that’s what I tell myself).

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