Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Makes about 5 dozen small strawberries. Recipe is from Hershey’s.

2 cups dark chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate chips

2 tbls. shortening, do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil

Fresh strawberries, with stems, rinsed and patted dry

1. Cover tray with wax paper.

2. Place chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium 11/2 minutes or just until chips are melted and misture is smooth when stirred. Cool slightly.

3. Holding a strawberry by the top, dip 2?3 of each berry into chocolate mixture. Shake gently to remove excess. Place on prepared tray.

4. Refrigerate until coating is firm, about 30 minutes. Store, covered, in refrigerator.