1 pint Strawberries, (medium-large) around 20 strawberries
1/2 cup Chocolate Baking Chips, (white vanilla, semisweet, milk or dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/4 cup Sprinkles, Finely Chopped Peanuts or Chocolate Chips (optional for decoration)
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Place strawberries in a colander and rinse with water. Place berries on a paper towel, and then individually dry each one with another paper towel. They must be completely dry before dipping in chocolate.
Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl, and melt it in the microwave in 20-second intervals at 50% power, stirring between each heating (around 4-5 times) until melted. Repeat with as many types of chocolate you plan to use. (Alternatively, you can use a double boiler on the stove.)
Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the oil.
While chocolate is melting, place toppings in bowls and set aside.
Pick up each strawberry and dip it into the melted chocolate, slowly removing it and allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. Gently scrape it against the edge of the bowl if needed.
Dip the covered strawberries into your desired toppings, if using, and place the prepared baking sheet. Alternatively, you can sprinkle them over your dipped strawberries while the chocolate is still melted. To create a chocolate drizzle, use a spoon to zig-zag melted chocolate over the strawberries.
Once your strawberries are decorated, they need to set. If left out at room temperature, they will set in 1-2 hours. If placed in the fridge, the strawberries will set within 20-30 minutes.