Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Wreath

Satisfy the desire for healthful fruit and the craving for chocolate in a spectacular fruit ring.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1
tablespoon shortening
6
cups assorted fresh fruit pieces (whole strawberries, grapes, mandarin orange segments, cherries)

  • 1 Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with waxed paper. Heat chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth; remove from heat.
  • 2 Dip half of each piece of fruit into chocolate. Place in pan.
  • 3 Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until chocolate is firm. Arrange fruit on plate in wreath shape.

Expert Tips

Tuck fresh rosemary sprigs and mint leaves into the fruit wreath for “greenery.”

Dip the fruit into the chocolate up to 6 hours ahead of time. Store uncovered in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set, then cover loosely.

Go “frosty” by using 1 cup of white baking chips for the chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Confection
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
10 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 g
1 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
5 g
5 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
12%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.