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Is there a substitute for shortening in chocolate dipped strawberries? Going to the store isn't an option right now. TIA!

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Last updated: Feb. 3, 2013 12:13 am
Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 3:08 pm
 
Answered by: the4taals
Feb. 2, 2013 4:20 pm
is it to thin the chocolate? then I use canola oil or any light oil you have.
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patticakes43
Feb. 2, 2013 7:52 pm
I was gonna suggest olive oil. But read recently where others suggested subbing in butter. Here's the link: http://allrecipes.com/recipe-exchange/Recipe-Request.aspx?requestID=296446
 
SELUNE13
Feb. 3, 2013 12:13 am
You could use unsalted butter, but shortening is really the only good option because it makes the chocolate smooth enough to dip but then will firm up afterwards. Your best bet is to simply dip the strawberries in plain melted chocolate. (If you have paraffin wax, you can use that, but it's not something most people have on hand.)
 
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