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Chocolate Coated Fruit Platter, gluten-free

Creating a platter of simple Chocolate Coated Fruit is a delightful way to elevate any gathering and bring a touch of indulgence to your table. This charming and delicious treat not only satisfies sweet cravings but also adds a burst of color and freshness to the occasion. It's a timeless treat that never fails to captivate guests. Let's begin!

Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter
Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free

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Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free
Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free

Helpful Tips

Use Fresh, Dry Fruit: Start with fresh and thoroughly dried fruit. Moisture can cause the chocolate to seize, so make sure the fruit is completely dry.


Choose Quality Chocolate: Opt for high-quality white chocolate. The better the chocolate, the better the end result.


Prepare the Fruit in Advance: Wash and cut the fruit into bite-sized pieces before starting the chocolate dipping process. This helps streamline the assembly line and ensures efficiency.


Melt Chocolate Carefully: Melt the chocolate using gentle heat to avoid burning. Use a double boiler or microwave in short intervals, stirring between each. Be patient; melting chocolate is a gradual process.


Dip and Shake: When dipping the fruit, fully submerge it in the melted chocolate and give it a little shake to allow excess chocolate to drip off. This ensures a thin, even coating.


Toppings and Decorations: If you're adding toppings like chopped nuts, coconut, or sprinkles, do so while the chocolate is still wet. This helps the toppings adhere to the chocolate.


Let the Chocolate Set: Allow the chocolate-covered fruit to set at room temperature or in the refrigerator. This usually takes about 15-30 minutes. Avoid placing them in the freezer, as this can cause the chocolate to become brittle.


Get Creative: Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate, fruit combinations, and toppings. This allows you to customize the chocolate-covered fruit to suit your taste and the occasion.


Handle with Care: Handle the chocolate-covered fruit delicately to avoid fingerprints on the chocolate. Using clean, dry hands or utensils helps maintain the aesthetic appeal.


Store Properly: Store the chocolate-covered fruit in a cool, dry place. If you need to refrigerate them, do so in an airtight container, but be aware that condensation can affect the texture of the chocolate.


Dairy-Free: Make it dairy-free by using vegan chocolate


Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free
Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free

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Chocolate Coated Fruit Platter

Serves 6-8

Prep 15 minutes

Chill 15 minutes


INGREDIENTS


Chocolate Fruit:

14 fresh large strawberries

3 kiwi fruit

1 pineapple

250g-300g white chocolate buttons, dairy-free optional


Toppings options:

Pistachios, crushed

Peanuts, crushed

Desiccated coconut

Dried rose petals

Decorative candy / sprinkles


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Prepare the fruit: Peel, slice, wash and completely pat dry the fruit. Slice the pineapple and kiwi fruit into thick enough slices to be able to hold it without it breaking.


2. Melt the chocolate: Place the chocolate buttons into a double boiler* or microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the texture is smooth.


3. Dip the fruit: Hold each piece of fruit at the stem or edge, and dip it into the melted chocolate, making sure it is well coated. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and then place it on a lined tray with baking paper.


4. Toppings: Whilst the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle toppings of choice over the chocolate-covered fruit. Examples are; pistachios on strawberries, peanuts on kiwi, and coconut on pineapple.


5. Chill and serve: Allow the chocolate to set in the refrigerator and serve when needed.


*Using a Double Boiler – place a stainless or glass bowl over a small pot of simmering water (making sure the simmering water does not touch the bowl of chocolate). Stir the chocolate continuously, and as the hot water simmers underneath the bowl of chocolate, it causes the chocolate to melt.

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Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free
Chocolate Covered Fruit Platter, gluten-free

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