Chocolate Covered Fruit as Homemade Valentine’s Gift

This is very, very easy and makes a big impression. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. If you don’t have a box you can cover with Valentine’s Day wrapping paper, then just use a nice plate or bowl and cover with cling film.

cherries and strawberries

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate of your choice (these were covered in dark chocolate)
  • Washed and dried cherries and strawberries, preferably with stalks still attached
  • Dried dates and apricots
  • Anything else you want to dip

Method:

  • Prepare some trays with some wax paper
  • Place a small glass or metal baking bowl over a small sauce pan with about two inches of water in it. The water shouldn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
  • Place on a medium heat and turn down a little when the water begins to steam
  • Fill the bowl with broken pieces of chocolate and cover with a small plate
  • Check regularly and when the chocolate begins to melt, start to periodically press the pieces down into the melted chocolate
  • When most of the chocolate has melted begin dipping your fruit
  • Gently shake the fruit and let as much of the excess chocolate fall off
  • Place carefully on the wax paper
  • When the chocolate has hardened carefully remove the fruit into your pre-prepared gift box

chocolate covered treats as homemade gift

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