Chocolate Covered Fruit
Fruit Trays are Fabulous
Fruit trays have been gracing event tables for many years. Whenever friends or family are planning a wedding shower, baby shower, tea, reception or party, I always volunteer to bring the fruit tray.
For decades, I have prepared Chocolate Covered Strawberries for my family. Purchasing chocolate covered strawberries from a candy store, can be very expensive. Making my own, is inexpensive and easy.
One day I was preparing a fruit tray for a gathering and I decided to take a side dish of chocolate covered strawberries as a special treat. I looked at the prepared fruit tray sitting next to the chocolate covered strawberries and I thought, "why not dip all of the fruit in chocolate?" That is how my chocolate covered fruit tray began. Over the next few days, I tested different fruits dipped in chocolate and allowed my family to be the judges. We have found that there are a lot of fruits that we love dipped or covered in chocolate.
This will probably be the first time you have seen some of these fruits covered or dipped in chocolate. After all, the day I prepared them, it was the first time I had seen most of them :)
Fruit Tray of Chocolate Covered and Dipped Fruits
Chocolate Dipped or Chocolate Covered Fruit Recipes
Preparation to cover any fruit in chocolate begins basically the same way.
- Wash and dry the fruit.
- Peel, if necessary.
- Melt the Chocolate
Some of these fruits have special instructions.
You may wish to visit the individual article for each one. Some articles have examples of large chunks fully covered in chocolate, as well as slices with dipped tips.
Virtually any fruit can be dipped or covered in chocolate. Let me know if you find one I haven't made or featured. I would love to try it!
A Chocolate Covered Fruit tray makes a lovely presentation for showers, teas, receptions or parties!
Beautiful Serving Trays for Your Fruit
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Make a Special Treat
Chocolate covered fruits are wonderful treats anytime.
Either one makes a great afternoon snack, a simple dessert or even a special treat for the lunch box.
Just select your favorite fruit, melt your chocolate and start dipping!
The Melting Chocolate I Prefer
If you use Saco Dolci Frutta, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave in their package container.
White Chocolate is Also Available
Only 2 minutes to melt in the microwave and hardens at room temperature.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries are a delicacy and are often very expensive if purchased from a candy store.
Pears have great health benefits and are a delicious source of Vitamin C. Personally, I think pears are a pretty fruit and I simply could not resist dipping them is chocolate.
Have you ever eaten Kiwi? Have you ever tried Chocolate Dipped Kiwi?
Preparing Chocolate Covered Grapes is fast and easy. Chocolate Dipped Grapes make a delicious appetizer, dessert or snack.
Let me show you how to prepare Chocolate Covered Bananas frozen on a stick, or Chocolate Covered Bananas in bite-size pieces.
Chocolate Covered Apples are more aptly described as Chocolate Dipped Apples since the entire apple slice is not covered with chocolate.
Blackberries are one of my husband's favorite fruits. Recently, I was covering or dipping fruit in chocolate and he suggested we make Chocolate Covered Blackberries.
Chocolate Covered Cherries are one of my favorite treats. They are also one of my fathers' favorite treats.
Oranges are a tasty, juicy fruit packed with Vitamin C and I love chocolate dipped oranges or chocolate covered oranges. The combination of citrus and chocolate is shockingly wonderful!
Pineapple is one of those fruits that is delicious in anything, with anything or just by itself.
© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse