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Delicious things to dip in chocolate

27 March 2017 | By

I could give up chocolate, but I’m not a quitter…

Just putting it out there, I’m totally a chocolate addict.

Surprisingly a little less so while pregnant, but definitely wouldn’t say no to a delectably deliciously delightful chocolate treat offer…

What better way to make EVERYTHING just as wonderful, than by dipping them in chocolate!

Pick one or many of the following and savour the scrumptiousness that is chocolate-dipped goodness. For even more fun, use bamboo skewers to hold a creative mix of whatever takes your fancy.

Read on for a list of 40+ things made so much better with a dollop of chocolate on top, or dunked in a warm fondue

Life With Isabelle | Dipping in milk chocolate fondue

Fruits

  • Apple wedges
  • Strawberries (always a classic!)
  • Citrus segments (mandarins, oranges, etc. )
  • Sliced bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Melon balls/chunks (rockmelon, honeydew, watermelon)
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Seedless grapes (red, green)
  • Cherries (either fresh or maraschino)
  • Berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Fresh coconut
  • Dried fruits (e.g. apricot)

Note: when using fruits with a chocolate fondue, they should be kept as cold as possible beforehand so that you end up with a hard coating of chocolate. Also, if you’re not planning on serving/eating immediately, most fruits do well with a drizzle of lemon juice to prevent any unsightly browning.

Life With Isabelle | Chocolate dipping cup

Sweet treats

  • Brownie bites
  • Cake pops
  • Cheesecake bites
  • Cinnamon twists
  • Cookies (dunk the base, side, top, anything – shortbread or chocolate chip cookies are particularly great)
  • Cookie dough balls
  • Donuts (or donut holes!)
  • Gummy bears
  • Ice cream balls/bars/sandwiches
  • Macaroons
  • Marshmallows
  • Meringue puffs
  • Pound cake (can get a bit crumbly though)
  • Scones
  • Scotch finger biscuits
  • Wafers
  • Waffles

Life With Isabelle | Chocolate cake pops with sprinkles

Salty and savoury

  • Coffee beans
  • Nut clusters/mixtures
  • Peanut butter balls
  • Peanut brittle
  • Potato chips
  • Pretzels/pretzel sticks
  • Salted popcorn

Life With Isabelle | Dark chocolate and cocoa beans

See something you haven’t tried before? I dare you – give it a go! Or have I missed a particularly scrumptious combo? Let me know so I can try it out.

Also, did you know…

Chocolate comes from cocoa.
Cocoa comes from a tree.
Trees are plants.
CHOCOLATE = SALAD

There you go! No excuses

Isabelle xx

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  1. Oh good god, I’m so hungry right now! I love strawberries and chocolate and berries in general – never tried it with melon or pineapple though.. Or potato chips! I definitely wanna try that now, very intrigued!

  2. Girrrrrl I am a chocolate addict too! But I gave it up for lent so I am quite miserable reading this post haha. I love making fondue at home but I struggle with getting a fun variety of dippers on the serving plate. Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Oooh yum! Salted popcorn with chocolate sounds amazing. Strawberries and chocolate is one of my faves, but I feel like there are so many new options I need to try here!

  4. I didn’t know that keeping fruits cold (I wrote “chocolate” instead of “cold” the first time – Freudian slip!) helps the chocolate adhere to it better – I’ve definitely run into that problem before and didn’t know why! Thanks!

  5. “I could give up chocolate, but I’m not a quitter” this quote couldn’t be more me. I thank you for giving me yet another list of things to do with chocolate.

  6. Love this–“I could give up chocolate, but I’m not a quitter!” So cute There is nothing like choc-dipped strawberries in my book!!

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