Chocolate-Dipped Confections

Tantalize guests with after-dinner confections that are just right with coffee, tea or punch.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 36

1
bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1
tablespoon shortening
Assorted dippers (strawberries, dark sweet cherries or maraschino cherries, pineapple chunks, small cookies)
Betty Crocker™ colored sugar or decors, if desired

  • 1 Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with waxed paper. In 1-quart heavy saucepan, heat chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat.
  • 2 Dip any of the assorted dippers 3/4 of the way into chocolate; sprinkle with sugar. Place on waxed paper in pan.
  • 3 Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm.

Expert Tips

Use 3 squares (2 ounces each) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), cut up, for the chocolate chips.

Dip into melted chocolate chips, then drizzle with melted vanilla-flavored coating or sprinkle with crushed candies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Confection
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.