August 19, 2011

Chocolate-Covered Grapes

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Grapes are one of those little treats that you can pop at your desk, whip out at a softball game or place out on your table for company to pick at.

The absolute best way to have grapes are to put them in the freezer for at least an hour or up to 4 hours and then pull them out. They have the consistency of a frozen pop and keep you nice and cool on those hot summer days.

Of course my second favorite way to enjoy grapes is covered in chocolate. Everything is better dipped in chocolate, I think bacon would even taste great with chocolate. All types of fruit dipped, drizzled or covered in chocolate is the perfect way to double your sweetness factor but it's still fruit... so it's healthy, right?

These pop-able grapes crush right in your mouth and slowly the chocolate catches up with the grape juice and melts in your mouth. 

Chocolate-Covered Grapes
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno

1 bunch red seedless grapes
8 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons shortening

Wash your grapes thoroughly.

Drain them on a paper towel and pat until fully dry. Lay out a larger peice of waxed paper for the grapes to rest after being dipped. 

In a small saucepan combine semisweet chocolate and shortening. Heat and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted.

Holding grape bunch by stem, dip grapes partially into melted chocolate. If necessary, spoon chocolate over grapes to coat. Let excess chocolate drip off. Place grapes, stem side up, on prepared wax paper.

Chill in the refridgeorater until chocolate is firm, about 30 minutes. You can make these up to a day in advance but you want to serve them before the grapes start to go bad.



Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I've never tried chocolate covered grapes. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I've never combined anything chocolate with grapes. I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

Mother Rimmy said...

What a terrific idea and good combination of chocolate and fruit.