Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dipped Fruit Kabobs

This is what I made all the moms in my life for Mother's Day. I didn't follow a recipe just came up with how to do it and ingredients myself. It was very simple. You can make mini kabobs and stack more fruit of each skewer and arrange beautifully on a platter or arrange them like this in a bouquet. I used my favorite chocolate which I just bought on the gourmet candy isle at Walmart. It melts and stays in a liquid form much longer than cheap chocolate. The cheaper the chocolate the waxier it is and the faster it hardens. If you have to keep reheating your chocolate to melt it in the microwave then it changes the chemistry of the chocolate and it becomes lumpy. My microwave has a special feature on it just for melting chocolate. Another option is using a double broiler which always works well or a fondue pot. Never melt your chocolate directly on the stove - it will burn.

Dipped Fruit Kabobs

  • 1 fresh pineapple, cored and sliced into large chunks
  • 1 container of fresh strawberries
  • 1 bag toasted coconut marshmallows
  • 1 bag of wooden skewers
  • 1-2 bags of Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Promises
  • 1-2 Lindt white chocolate bars
  • 1 bag of crush walnuts or chocolate sprinkles
Place fruit and marshmallows on skewers. Melt milk and white chocolate in separate bowls. Begin dipping fruit in whatever combination you like. Double dipped, milk drizzled over white or white drizzled over milk, then sprinkle nuts or sprinkles on. Place in tall mason jars or vases and place in fridge to solidify. If you lay them down on counter it will mess up the backside. You'll want to keep them in large air tight containers until ready to serve to keep them fresh and avoid the marshmallows from drying out.

To make the bouquets head over to Hobby Lobby for some cute designs on tissue paper and fun colors for cellophane. You'll want to fasten thick wire or rubber bands around the bottom of your skewers to keep them together then wrap in tissue paper, cellophane and ribbon!

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