Chocolate Dipped Fruit on a Stick
By Eat More Chocolate Team Miscellaneous Valentines Day Baking
April 20, 2015
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.
- Yields: As much as you want.
Wash and dry all fruit. If you are using any large fruit (apples, bananas) be sure to cut them into bite sized pieces. Have toppings handy in small bowls. In a medium sauce pan bring 1 inch of water to a rolling boil.
Put desired amount of chocolate in a heat safe metal bowl. This bowl is going to nest inside the saucepan, be sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water inside.
Reduce heat to a simmer and put chocolate nesting bowl on top of the saucepan. Chocolate will gradually melt. Stir with a spatula and add stevia or any spices. Leave chocolate over simmering water bath while you dip fruit so it does not harden.
Pierce berries and other fruits onto skewers, dip in chocolate. If the pieces of fruit are large enough you can gently dip holding with your fingers. Roll in toppings.
Use your favorite chocolate to melt. Some melt better than others. You need to experiment. I love unsweetened dark 99% cacao and I sweeten it to taste with stevia powder or drops.
Spice or don't spice, up to you and your taste preference.
I like the bain marie (water bath) method to melt chocolate. This is the most gentle way to melt it. If you prefer the microwave you can do that too.
Your favorite Chocolate (about 1 ounce per person)
Your favorite fruits: dried, fresh etc. A mix of fruit is fun. think beyond strawberries.
Toppings (the sky is the limit!): Sprinkles, Toasted Nuts, Coarse Sugar, Stevia Granules, Brown Sugar, Maple Sugar, Cacao Nibs, etc
Spices: any or a few of the following ground spices are delicious in chocolate. Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cayenne, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pie Spice, All Spice