What is it about the simplicity of chocolate covered fruit that makes us all smile? With Valentine’s day around the corner I wanted to share one of the most popular treats – with a few of my little twists. I always use the best chocolate and I had tons of fun with the toppings as you can see. Treat yourself, your kids or your grown up Valentine to these small, delightful indulgences. After an overwhelming response to my Raspberry Cream Cheese Pan-Crepes, I thought that we should dive a bit further into Valentine’s goodies.
There is so much more than strawberries out there when it comes to dipping. Sure those are delicious, but so is citrus, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, bananas, apples, etc. Come to think of it there is not much I don’t love dipped in chocolate. My friend Damaris just wrote a lovely post about family fondue night. It was a great inspiration to start melting blocks of our favorite treat.
OK, so these mandarins are not on sticks (they kept sliding off) but they sure were tasty anyway and easy to hold in your fingers when dipping. I added some stevia granules and dried orange rind to some and rock salt to others. The salt was way much – I would change that idea to coarse rock sugar next time.
Some of the chocolate I spiced up with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon for a playful flavor twist. You can use your favorite kind of chocolate. From dark to milk and even white, have it your way. I love unsweetened 99% that I sweeten myself with stevia. My kids enjoyed when I brought these treats to school at pick-up. They too love the dark, rich stuff like their mama!
You know what is the best part about chocolate dipped fruit? It takes just a few minutes to make & it tastes heavenly with virtually no effort at all.
My favorites were the blueberries. There was the perfect ratio of chocolate to fruit & they are so easy to pop in your mouth. If you use larger fruits such as bananas or apples, simply cut to bite sized pieces before you dip. Not rocket science and that makes it all the more fun.
What is your favorite fruit to dip ? Do you have any special flavors you add or special touches?
Chocolate Dipped Fruit Recipe Links
- Citrus Chocolate Covered Strawberries Grin and Bake It
- Chocolate Dipped Clementines How Sweet It Is
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries Skinny Taste
- Chocolate Dipped Fruit The Urban Spork
- Family Fondue Night Kitchen Corners
- How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries Savory Sweet Life
- Tortured Strawberries Perry’s Plate