Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

If you offer your child nothing more than an apple or banana for an after-school snack, there’s a good chance you’ll be greeted by shrugs of boredom. Suggest simply melting some bittersweet chocolate in the microwave for a dipping sauce, however, and fruit becomes a fabulous treat. For variety, try freezing banana halves or grapes—kids will love dipping the cold treats into the warm chocolate.

Sharon Bowers

Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

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    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons bittersweet chocolate chips Fresh fruit (try strawberries, banana, apples, grapes)
    1 tablespoon light cream or half-and-half (optional)

    directions

    Prep: 5 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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      In a microwavable cup or ramekin, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and whisk well with a fork. Any little chunks of chocolate will quickly dissolve. If the chocolate needs more heating, return it to the microwave for 10 seconds, then whisk well again with the fork. Overheating will cause the chocolate to stiffen up and even scorch.

    • 2

      If the sauce looks too thick and you’d prefer a thinner dipping sauce, stir in the cream.

    • 3

      Cut the fruit into bite-size chunks. Use a fork or toothpick to spear each piece and dip it in the chocolate.

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