This fun recipe will be featured in Chef Char's candy making class at the Spartan Culinary Classroom on December 11, 2013
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2 lbs. large, fresh strawberries
2 (9 oz.) packages Dove Promises (milk or dark chocolate)
2 (12 oz.) packages Nestle premier white morsels
1. Prepare a large baking sheet with waxed paper or a Silpat mat. Wash berries with cold water and dry them carefully. *Water on the berries will cause the chocolate to clump when dipped.
2. Melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring frequently.
3. Melt the milk or dark chocolate candies in a separate double boiler, stirring frequently.
How to make:
Dip a clean, dry strawberry into the white chocolate, leaving the hull and about ¼" of undipped berry at the very top. Allow excess white chocolate to drip back into the pan and carefully line up white chocolate-covered berries on lined baking sheet. Place dipped berries into the refrigerator until white chocolate is set, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Once the white chocolate is completely set on the berries, dip a white chocolate-covered berry into the melted milk or dark chocolate at a 45 degree angle. Roll the berry in the chocolate almost one full turn, still at a 45 degree angle, until the dark or milk chocolate layer meets in a "V" with white chocolate peeking out from under the dark or milk chocolate. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the pan before placing berries on the lined baking sheet. Repeat and place the chocolate-dipped berries into the refrigerator another 20 to 25 minutes, until second layer of chocolate is set.
Decorate berries with chocolate bow ties and buttons. Piping bags with small tips and paper cones can be filled with melted milk or dark chocolate to decorate. Otherwise, a bamboo skewer stick dipped into melted chocolate will also work. Apply 3 or 4 tiny dots of melted chocolate to the center of the exposed white chocolate to make buttons. The bow ties can be made by drawing two connected triangles and a dot in the center of the triangles at the top of the berry, just above the chocolate buttons. Repeat until berries are decorated and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Tuxedo berries are best served and consumed the day they are made.