Chocolate Covered
Fruit & Nuts

christmas

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE

There is something quite childlike about dipping nuts and fruit segments into melted chocolate and I look forward to doing this every year.  It couldn’t be easier, so I’m sure you could get little ones involved, too. Simply dip seasonal or dried fruits and nuts into melted chocolate then lay them onto a sheet of parchment paper and pop into the fridge. You can use good quality commercially bought dark chocolate (70% or stronger) but should you wish, it’s pretty easy and quite rewarding to make your own from scratch.

I think they look rather decadent as well as being quite a nutritious alternative to a quality street! I do make these mostly at Christmas time but can also be found serving chocolate strawberries in the summer.

makes a dozen or so 

Chocolate Covered Fruit & Nuts
STEP-BY-STEP

Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve in cacao powder. Combine with coconut nectar and stir until smooth and cooled down, it needs to get below 31 degrees if you are able to measure it.

You can get creative and add in peppermint or orange oil, sea salt, orange or lime zest, hemp or chia seeds for a little crunch. Gently dip your dried fruit and nuts into the melted mixture – lay carefully on a tray and set in the fridge. You could also try dipping mint leaves into the chocolate – these make perfect alternative to after-mint chocolates.


STEP-BY-STEP

Melt the cacao butter in a bowl over simmering water, remove from the heat and sieve in cacao powder. Combine with coconut nectar and stir until smooth and cooled down, it needs to get below 31 degrees if you are able to measure it.

You can get creative and add in peppermint or orange oil, sea salt, orange or lime zest, hemp or chia seeds for a little crunch. Gently dip your dried fruit and nuts into the melted mixture – lay carefully on a tray and set in the fridge. You could also try dipping mint leaves into the chocolate – these make perfect alternative to after-mint chocolates.