Step 1: Get some fruit. Wash it and make sure it’s dry. In my case, the fruit was cherries.
Step 2: Dump some chocolate chips in a bowl. More than you think you’ll need. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Repeat until the chips are melted.
Step 3: Stir in a couple tablespoons of shortening, for smoothness.
Step 4: Dip fruit in chocolate and place on a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet or tray. If you followed my directions and melted more than you needed, find something else to dip. Cookies, pretzels, or in my case, Clementine wedges.
Step 5: Put the tray in the fridge, but not for too long because condensation will discolor your chocolate.
Step 6: Do not open the fridge and have the fruit fall all over the floor (or in my case, do this). If this happens, salvage the fruit that did not touch the floor.
Step 7: Enjoy.
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