ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Homemade Chocolate Covered Grapes. An Easy and Surprising Chocolate End to a Dinner Party!

Updated on December 30, 2008

Michel Richard's Great Book

Here's a recipe for an after meal chocolate that you can make in 10 minutes, that is dead easy and that will surprise and delight everyone at your table.

I love a culinary surprise, and one of the most enjoyable things about being a chef is watching the reaction on people's faces as they bite into something that isn't what they thought it was going to be (At least when it happens in a good way!!!).

Serve a bowl of these chocolates after dinner and everyone will think they're being offered a lovely homemade truffle. Not bad in itself, but hardly surprising. Now watch their faces as they bite into it and experience the cool tang of a seedless grape nestled inside good rich dark chocolate!

Before I go any further, I gotta' fess up that these are not my creation. I have been devouring Chef Michel Richard's beautiful cookbook, "Happy in the Kitchen" which has proven education, surprising and a lot of fun…even to a jaded cookbook reader such as myself! Well worth a read!!

Homemade Dark Chocolate Grapes

  • 1 100 gram bar of good quality dark chocolate. Use a 60-70% cocoa percentage chocolate for this recipe. The cheap but very good Lindt 70% bar is a great workhorse chocolate.
  • 1 lb of seedless grapes
  • 2 Tbls of cocoa powder
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or in a microwave with an attentive eye) until melted. Let cool down until the chocolate is merely warm (or at body temperature tips Richard in his book.)
  2. Take all the grapes off of their stems and place them gently into a large bowl. Add the chocolate to the grapes spoonful by spoonful, stirring the grapes gently between additions to coat.
  3. When you have added all the chocolate to the grapes, place the grapes on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and sprinkle them all over with the cocoa powder.
  4. Refrigerate until cold and the chocolate is set. Serve the same day they are made.

Will make enough for a surprising chocolate finish for a large dinner party.

A lot of fun and very good.

Other fruits that go very well with chocolate

If you're feeling creative and the above recipe inspires you, here are a few other fruits that are a natural match for chocolate:

  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Melon
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Prunes
  • Kiwis
  • Raisins
  • Cherries

Melt up a batch of chocolate and have fun playing with fruit and nut pairings.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Hendrika profile image


      7 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Summer is coming in South Africa and soon grapes will be in good supply and them I am going to try this recipe.

    • oparu profile image


      10 years ago from Jamaica Plain, MA

      Great idea! I have to say that dried fruit is easier to work with because there's not water to mess up the melted chocolate. I gotta try the grapes dunked in chocolate!

    • jim10 profile image


      10 years ago from ma

      That sounds great. I have had strawberries and bananas with chocolate but never grapes. I have been meaning to try pomegranate with chocolate too.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)