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Tuxedo Strawberries

Dress up special occasions with these high-fashion fruit treats! The strawberries are easy to decorate, and folks love them. —Gisella Sellers, Seminole, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 18 medium fresh strawberries with stems
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • Line a tray or baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside. Wash strawberries and pat until completely dry.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt vanilla chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening at 70% power; stir until smooth. Dip each strawberry until two-thirds is coated, forming the tuxedo shirt, allowing excess to drip off. Place on prepared tray; chill for 30 minutes or until set.
  • Melt chocolate chips and remaining shortening. To form the tuxedo jacket, dip each side of berry into chocolate from the tip of the strawberry to the top of vanilla coating. Repeat on the other side, leaving a white V-shape in the center. Set remaining chocolate aside. Chill berries for 30 minutes or until set.
  • Remelt remaining chocolate if necessary. Using melted chocolate and a round #2 pastry tip, pipe a bow tie at the top of the white V and 3 buttons down front of shirt. Chill for 30 minutes or until set. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 1 day.
Nutrition Facts
1 strawberry: 121 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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