So it’s pretty much here, in a few days it’ll be Christmas. If you are like me you are nowhere near ready (as usual) and things are a bit hectic. There are still gifts to pick up and lots of wrapping to do. There are multiple lists of names, places to be, people to see and things to bring. And there are still a few things to make in the kitchen too (although most of it is done and the fridge is bursting at its seams the poor thing). We made these chocolate dippers last weekend as part of the baking and if you are still looking for something to make (between the excitement, running around and being exhausted) they might just be the thing for you.
Basically, they are just dried fruits dipped in chocolate. Super simple. Despite being so simple, they are actually one of my favorites as I find they look very pretty and are light and sweet, just what I want after a big meal (or meals). The possibilities are pretty much endless, we used candied ginger (my favorite), dried mangoes and dried pineapples here but whatever you find or prefer is good too.
- dried mango
- dried pineapples
- candied ginger
- semi-sweet chocolate
In a double-boiler, melt the chocolate. Dip the fruits up to their middle in chocolate, put on a tray (or a rack) and let cool and harden.