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Chocolate Dipped Fruit Recipe

Whether you’re going to a holiday celebration or are in the mood for homemade chocolate dipped fruit. The taste of a chocolate hard shell enveloping a piece of ripe fruit tickles the palate with hints of sweet and juicy pleasures. But making chocolate dipped fruit tends to be a little tricky.  From selection to its preparation, this recipe explains how to make chocolate dipped fruit:

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Passion Recipe

The key to creating juicy, mouthwatering chocolate dipped fruit is in the fruit and chocolate selection. Start with premium dark or milk chocolate chips or chocolate bar and handpicked ripe, scar-free, fresh fruit.

The tastiest chocolate dipped fruit choices are strawberries, cherries, and pineapples.

Ingredients:

  • 12 pieces of fresh fruit (strawberries, cherries and/or pineapples)
  • One-12 oz dark or milk chocolate bar

Utensils

  • Aluminum foil
  • Fork
  • Bowl
  • Toothpicks (optional)

chocolate covered strawberry1) Fruit preparation will depend on the fruit you select. Slice pineapple pieces in half-inch pieces. Clean strawberries and cherries and place in the freezer for ten minutes.

2) While the fruit is chilling, cover a platter in aluminum foil.

3) Next, chop the first 4 ounces of the chocolate bar and place in a microwaveable bowl and cover. Heat the chocolate at 40 second intervals to mix and reheat until it is completely smooth.

4) Remove four pieces of fruit from the freezer and dip each piece in chocolate, transferring it to the platter and then finally returning the chocolate dipped fruit to the freezer to chill for 12 to 15 minutes.

If the bowl of chocolate thickens, return it to the microwave for a few seconds.

5) Repeat, using batches of 4 ounces of chocolate until all the fruit is covered and placed in the freezer.

6) After 15 minutes, move the chocolate dipped fruit to the refrigerator. To prevent the chocolate from melting and becoming gooey, remove from the refrigerator just 30 minutes before serving.

Ghirardelli Chocolate is one of the recommended brands for this chocolate hand dipped recipe.

To prepare healthy chocolate dipped fruit with fewer calories and the highest antioxidants, use dark chocolate with a minimum of 53 percent cacao.

Strawberry Chocolate Dipped Fruit Imparts Nutrition

Among the chocolate dipped fruits, commonly found in the edible fruit bouquet, the strawberry’s nutritional qualities often go unnoticed. Perhaps, it has to do with its covering. Once shrouded in an extra thick coating of chocolate, particularly with at least 65 percent dark cacao, this dipped fruit immediately becomes a trophy of nutrition. Here’s how and why the strawberry with or without being chocolate dipped is intensely nutritious.

While the editors of EdibleFruit.org are not recommending that anyone use a chocolate dipped strawberry as a facial cream, a study–which will be detailed later in this article suggests beneficial.

A ripe strawberry is red from the inside out, yet exudes firm qualities.  The most popular member of the chocolate dipped fruit basket is

Why an Edible Basket Fulfills The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Sending a box of candy with a bouquet of flowers is the typical Valentine’s Day offering. Aside from lingerie, baubles or the overpriced dinner, what’s a gent to buy a suitor for Valentines Day without going over the top or being too generic? Perhaps, a edible basket filled with her favorite fruits demonstrates that someone understands her taste. But, then the question becomes which edible gift basket merchant purveys the best goods?

If she’s NASCAR fan, a regular Harley Davidson rider or passenger or simply addicted to chocolate dipped fruit, then Edible Arrangements should appease her appetite for fruit carved to resemble flowers. The fresh fruit baskets arrive arranged in a container bearing the Harley Davidson or NASCAR insignia.

The chocolate dipped fruit is another story, as Edible Arrangements features an assortment of options: chocolate dipped strawberries, a medley of fruit coverings (white chocolate, crushed nuts, coconuts), boxed dipped fruit or chocolate dipped fruit arranged in a bouquet. Also, shoppers choose between a free greeting card or a personalized one for a nominal fee.

Chocolate Dipped Fruit Reviews

Few people are aware that the fruit bouquet company known for carving fruit in the shape to resemble an edible bouquet, Edible Arrangements also owns Dipped Fruit. From cinnamon, mixed nuts to chocolate dipped fruit, the holiday gift ideas are not as expensive as the inventory at its flagship website.  As the online catalog features fresh edible  fruit, the site does not feature as many of the brands trademark fruit bouquets. Nevertheless, Edible Fruit reviewed the Dipped Fruit site to present our readers with the best chocolate dipped fruit.

Not bad for the price. Thirty-nine dollars buys a dozen

Edible Fruit Baskets Vs. Cake

How would you compare the difference between edible fruit baskets to cake?

From color, cost to calories, these consumable party favorites consist of a litany of differences. It used to be that  the cake commanded all the attention at birthday parties and other celebrations. These days, the edible fruit basket s at the helm of all the attention. So, we decided to conduct an analysis comparing  an edible fruit bouquet to cake. And to level the playing field, chocolate dipped fruit was included.

Dissimilar to a fruit bouquet, the cake has had a controversial past.

For starter’s there’s an urban legend, which refers to princess Marie Antoinette saying: “Let them eat cake, “in reference to the impoverished French of the late 1700s. As it turns out,  Jean-Jacques Rousseau essentially misquoted the princess. Then, there’s the American tradition that brides and grooms taste test wedding cakes in quest of the best cake baker.

Meanwhile, a fruit bouquet, does not have any urban legends or taste tests. But then again, these fruit  have been the centerpieces of some famous artists.

Color
From red velvet chocolate cake to yellow mix, cake and fruit bouquet are equivocal given the different food colorings. Nevertheless, an edible fruit bouquet consists of an array of colors: green, orange, red, yellow and so on.

Cost
If you order a birthday cake from a bakery, expect to pay $40 or more for a three-layer cake with a customized salutation. Edible fruit bouquets start at $20 for an individual sized bouquet of chocolate dipped fruit.

Eco-friendly
Fruit baskets clean up easier than a birthday cake. The frosting and crumb factor contribute to the cake’s messy qualities. With a fruit bouquet—where the fruit has been carved to resemble a flower, the celebration tidy up involves the remnants of fruit,  spears and a few napkins. Meanwhile, forks, paper plates and napkins are not only another cost, but add to landfill matter.

Texture
Texture is the most overwhelming disparity  between cake and an edible fruit bouquet. A soft texture of sweet, melting into the palette is indicative of cake, whereby fruit releases traces of sweet and tart. With the hard outer shell of chocolate dipped fruit, an edible bouquet takes on  a fusion of flavors which, delights just as much as a piece of chocolate cake (without the calories).

Caloric value to Nutrition
But if one compares the nutritional and caloric value of the fruit bouquet to cake, an edible fruit basket is the definitive winner. After all, processed foods do not hold a candle to the natural vitamins and antioxidants available in chocolate dipped fruit and cake.

What type of person are you? Are you a cake eater or an edible baskets lover?