Drunken Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

From Date Night - Autumn Romance

Makes 12

Ingredients:

12 large fresh strawberries with leaves

½ cup liqueur (your choice)

1 lb bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

Rinse strawberries and dry thoroughly. Use a marinade injector to inject about 2 tsp of liqueur into each berry. Place them on a baking sheet until chocolate is ready.

In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt bittersweet chocolate chips. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.

Dip strawberries into chocolate, and let the excess drip off into the bowl before placing on parchment paper to set.

These are best served on the day they are made. Placing them in the refrigerator will cause the chocolate to “gray” and look dusty and dull.