Monday, February 13, 2012

Bananas, Strawberries, and Dark Chocolate, OH MY!

C and I were watching a show the othe night all about chocolate where Alton Brown demonstrated some ridiculously complicated way to make chocolate dipped stuff.  He went on and on about how this was the only way to make chocolate stick to strawberries.  It took forever, it involved all sorts of fancy things (like laser thermometers), and it was totally UNNECESSARY! 

This evening, we made chocolate covered strawberries and bananas using nothing but a glass measuring cup, a microwave, and a refrigerator.  So quick, so easy. 

Dark chocolate chips go in glass measuring cup.  Microwave for 45 sec - 1 min at a time, stirring in between, until chocolate has turned into melted deliciousness.  Clean and dry the strawberries, slice the bananas into chunks.  Cover a baking pan with a piece of waxed paper.  Dip the fruit in the chocolate, lay it on the wax paper.  The strawberries were still cold from the fridge, so the chocolate actually hardened on them while they were sitting there.  The bananas were warmer, so I stuck the pan in the fridge to harden up all of the chocolate.  15 minutes later, they were ready to eat.  So simple.  So scrumptious. 

Can't let the leftover chocolate go to waste...let's make art!

I can't believe I actually managed to clear out the entire top shelf of my fridge in order to
 make room for this...normally my fridge is full and overflowing.

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