Written by Karen Bates (last updated September 5, 2018)
We all have our very favorite sweet treat or snack—the one we reach for when we just can't ignore a persistent sweet tooth anymore. Whether you enjoy a succulent slice of cake or pie, a handful of candy, or a sweet and juicy apple, just about everyone is drawn to a certain kind of sugary snack when a craving for sweets shows up.
One of the most universally loved treats that people reach for is chocolate. Chocolate can come in many forms, and whatever taste you crave, there is probably a type of chocolate for you. You can find chocolate in milk, dark, and white varieties, and in solid, liquid, or powder forms. This versatile ingredient also works well with other foods, and a little chocolate can add rich deliciousness to many dessert recipes.
One of the best things to pair with chocolate to create a decadent treat is fruit. Fruit covered in a layer of chocolate is a luxurious dessert that is practically synonymous with elegance, but that doesn't mean you have to be super wealthy to enjoy these sweet treats. In fact, anyone can try chocolate fruit by either purchasing it or making it themselves.
Many kinds of fruit pair well with chocolate and can be dipped in a chocolate coating and still maintain flavor and shape. Of course, when you think of chocolate fruit, you probably think first of chocolate-covered strawberries. Indeed, this dessert is especially popular for a reason—the sweet juiciness of the strawberries goes great with the smooth, rich layer of hard chocolate, offering you a wonderful combination of textures and tastes.
Strawberries aren't the only fruit that you can enjoy with chocolate. Apples can be dipped in caramel and then covered in chocolate, nuts, and sprinkles for a wonderful treat. Cherries, raisins, and apricots taste amazing with a chocolaty layer, and can be served as a dessert or snack whatever the occasion.
There are many locations where you can purchase chocolate fruit, and some are more expensive than others. You can search online to find what you are looking for, or visit a local candy or sweet shop. Then again, you might save some money by making chocolate covered fruit yourself. Simply heat chocolate until it's melted, dip fruit pieces in it, and lay them out on wax paper to be frozen or refrigerated until the chocolate is hardened.
Chocolate fruit is a tasty treat for parties, special occasions, or just for a sweet snack.
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