Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
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Recipe type: Desserts
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Serves: 8
 
This recipe provides half the carbs without all undesirable ingredients in the store-bought sauce: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, monoglycerides and diglycerides, polysorbate 60 (an emulsifier), xanthan gum and potassium sorbate
Ingredients
  • 1-cup (8 oz.) chocolate chips (preferably Ghirardelli)
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • ⅜ tsp. stevia extract*
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a 2-cup measuring cup, mix chips and milk.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Stir until chips are melted and mixture becomes smooth (you may have to microwave an additional 15 to 20 seconds).
  4. Stir in stevia and vanilla. If small clumps are still present, beat with electric or handheld mixer until completely smooth.
  5. Hold the strawberries by the stem and dip them individually in the chocolate sauce and place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  6. You can either serve immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour or more and enjoy.
  7. You can also use this sauce as a fondue or delicious covering for other fruit, nuts, pound cake or angel food cake. Refrigerate leftover sauce and reheat in microwave.
Notes
Copyright ©2005 Sensational Stevia Desserts by Lisa Jobs
This SSD recipe and excerpt may not be reproduced or copied without the expressed written permission from HLP and the author.
*This stevia measurement is the minimum to use in the recipe. Since your sweetness preference and brand used may vary, you may need to increase accordingly. For your convenience, Sensational Stevia Desserts has a convenient chart with three stevia manufacturers’ measurements.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tbspns Calories: 106 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 14g Sugar: 12g Sodium: 6mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 1g