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Old 08-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #11
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Everyone loves chocolate covered strawberries. Thanks for the suggestion about how to avoid heating the chocolate too long.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:35 PM   #12
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That was one of the first dishes I tried when I got my first fondue set. The low heat was just right to keep the chocolate tempered. We not only used strawberries, but banana chunks, Mandarin orange slices, pineapple chunks, Sliced apples and cantaloupe. A dish of crushed macadamia nuts on the side for a finishing touch was wonderful as well.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:45 PM   #13
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i bought a wilton chocolate melter. haven't used it yet. but am going to dip cookies first. then will go to fruit.

bad experience trying to melt chocolate in small crock pot. pretty much made fudge. lol

i better hurry or the strawberries will all be gone.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:53 PM   #14
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I have never had chocolate-dipped strawberries, but I hope to before I die!
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:24 PM   #15
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some times bakeries have them if u don't want to make. easy to do though constance, not rocket science.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:29 AM   #16
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I had to use some Hershey's (my absolute favorite eating chocolate - forget the high-priced brands for me...I'm a cheap date ) to finish off a batch of 'berries. I thought it set up rather sticky to the touch. Plus, I had the same "sweating" problem sited by Mary Microwave. I've always used Merckens with great results. I melt them in the microwave on half-power, slowly reducing the time each time I take them out to stir. I had only one blown batch...forgot to check and they went all beach-sandy on me! Didn't want to bother with mixing in oil to try and save that bowl. I now always set the time for just the exact time I want them spinning-not a second longer!
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:48 PM   #17
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Now she tells me.

Earlier, I shared my frustration trying to melt white chocolate chips.

I went into Party Plus to get some things and noticed some candy supplies. I bought a bag of chocolate disks and a bag of white choc disks. I shared my earlier problem with the SA and she said all you have to do is add a little oil when doing that with Nestle chips. I wish I knew that then.

My strawberry crop has long since stopped, and I'm now thinking I may have to buy some in the store to try these treats again soon.

The SA also turned me on to some other delightful ideas that I'm anxious to try.
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