Nothing beats a delicious sweet treat after dinner. But if you’re looking to satisfy your craving without the guilt, then chocolate-covered fruit is the way to go! Chocolate-covered fruit recipes are a great way to indulge in something sweet while still providing essential vitamins and minerals for your body. From strawberries in milk chocolate to dark chocolate-coated orange slices, there are endless possibilities when it comes to making this tasty snack. Here are 6 chocolate-covered fruit recipes that you must try!
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Chocolate-covered fruit recipes: Strawberries
This is the quintessential recipe when it comes to chocolate-covered fruit. And it would be the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! Start by washing and drying fresh strawberries. Then melt semisweet chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat. Once the chips have melted completely, dip each strawberry into the warm liquid until fully coated. Set the chocolate-coated fruit on parchment paper and allow them to cool. Put in refrigerator for about 10 minutes before serving as desired. For added flavour variations, sprinkle chopped nuts or coconut flakes before they cool. Or you can even drizzle over the milk-chocolate strawberries some melted white or dark chocolate.
Triple chocolate-coated bananas on a stick
Take creamy bananas up another notch with this decadent recipe using three different types of chocolates! Melt white, milk and dark chocolates separately in different bowls. You can do this with them together in a double boiler over low heat or individually in the microwave at 10 second intervals, stirring between each one. Then pour the melted chocolate into individual shallow dishes for easy dipping. Place the bananas on sticks. Now, you can evenly dip each banana into all 3 kinds of melty goodness for that extra “wow” factor! Then garnish with chopped honeycomb pieces, nuts, or sprinkles. You choose!
Chocolate-covered fruit recipes: Dried apricots
Why not try a chocolate-covered fruit recipe with dries apricots? Trust me on this! These sweet bites are perfect if you love tart flavours with sweet elements. Simply melt some white and milk chocolate chips in separate pots over medium heat and stir frequently until smooth. Then place the dried apricots onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Spoon the melted chocolates directly onto apricots & spread evenly using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle coarsely chopped walnuts or pistachios & sea salt on top while still wet (or any nut/seed combination). Then put in freezer for 1 hour prior to serving, so coating can harden slightly before eating. Or you can also enjoy them right away!
Orange slices with dark chocolate drizzle
Oranges bring natural sweetness without being too overwhelming. To prepare the orange slices with dark chocolate recipe, first cut out thin slices crosswise. Then lay them flat on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Melt dark semi sweet morsels (50% cocoa) in double broiler over medium low heat, stirring constantly. Once finished, remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then drizzle liberally over orange slices (use spoon instead of fork). To prevent discolouration of the fruit, sprinkle superfine sugar lightly across tops immediately after drizzling. Allow cooling process to take place till dry, then enjoy!
Chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds recipe
Interested in making a unique snack to enjoy while watching your favourite TV show? Let’s see what this white chocolate-coated pomegranate seeds recipe is all about! Begin by removing the seeds (arils) from their membrane safely. Try cutting through the pomegranate’s core first, slicing vertically about 1 inch/ 2.54 cm deep into the centre, exposing most seeds inside. Shaking it gently should release the rest of the seeds easily. Melt white chocolate chips either over low heat or in microwave. Make sure there are no lumps. Then, coat the pomegranate seeds completely. Do this one handful at a time, taking care of excess dripping off the sides while stirring. Finally, scoop the completed mix and transfer to an airtight container. Store in a fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Take out the cold yummy treats and enjoy!
Recipe for fresh cherries in milk chocolate
What about making this delicious cherry dessert recipe for Valentine’s Day? Start by rinsing and then drying the cherries. Keep the stem intact. Set aside on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Combine milk chocolate chips and 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power and stir until melted and smooth. There should be no lumps in the mix. Now dip each cherry into the melted chocolate by holding onto its stem. Lift it up slowly and away from you so that any excess coating falls back into the bowl. Place on the prepared plate. Then put the tray of chocolaty goodness in refrigerator for 15 minutes or freezer for 5 minutes to cool. Serve and enjoy!
These unique and delicious chocolate-covered fruit recipes are sure to tantalize your taste buds! Whether you’re making them for a special occasion or just as an indulgent treat, they are simple yet impressive. With the combination of natural sweetness from the fruit along with decadent chocolate flavours, they make a perfect pairing that will leave you wanting more. So get creative in the kitchen and enjoy these delightful treats!