Chocolate Covered Choices

 

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Chocolate Covered Treats

 

It seems like most people typically use strawberries as the go-to item for dipping in chocolate.  Sure they’re tasty, but they’re far from unique.  Instead of serving up a treat that’s becoming a little too common, why not try something a bit different for your next party or gathering?  Here are five fun foods you can cover in chocolate:

 

1.     Potato chips

 

Chocolate-covered pretzels have been around for years, but there’s another way to get your sweet-and-salty fix.  Pick up your favorite brand of plain potato chips, melt some chocolate chips or almond bark and dip away!  Let the coating harden and you’ve got an insanely-addictive treat.  Use potato chips with ridges and double dip them to maximize the chocolate build-up.  Bet you can’t eat just one!

 

2.     Hot peppers

 

If you know someone who has a sweet tooth and likes things on the spicy side, this is the perfect way to satisfy both cravings.  Cayenne peppers and jalapenos dipped in chocolate are great choices to bring the heat and the sweet.  For the true “chili heads,” you could even try some chocolate-covered habaneros or ghost peppers.  Just be careful; the latter is considered by most experts to be the hottest pepper on the planet.  You may want to think about using white chocolate since the intense sweetness and higher dairy content can help calm your fiery taste buds.  No matter what type of pepper or chocolate you choose, these are sure to be a tongue-torching treat!

 

3.     Bacon

 

Almost everyone loves bacon.  Almost everyone loves chocolate.  Put the two together and you’ve got a sweet-and-savory dessert that will be the hit of any party.  Just fry up some crispy strips, let them cool and dunk them in melted chocolate.  Allow the chocolate to set and you’ve got some yummy “pig candy” to share with all the foodies in your life.  It may sound like a strange pairing, but the unique union of bacon and chocolate somehow works beautifully.  One bite and you’ll definitely be in favor of the marriage of this slightly odd couple!

 

4.     Peanut butter and crackers

 

Peanut butter and crackers have always complemented each other.  Likewise, peanut butter with chocolate is a tasty combination that has stood the test of time.  It makes sense that merging all three elements would make for a tasty team.  You can use your preferred brand of store-bought sandwich crackers or make your own.  Saltines, club crackers and buttery rounds all work well.  Spread your favorite kind with your choice of smooth or crunchy peanut butter and place another one on top.  Then, dip the sandwiches in chocolate and let the coating harden.  Whether you use sweet milk chocolate or bitter dark, your family and friends will love biting into a peanut buttery surprise!

 

5.     Various types of fruit

 

Why should strawberries get all the chocolate love?  There are plenty of other fruits out there that look gorgeous and taste amazing when covered in chocolate.  Cherries, raspberries and oranges are some other classic options.  However, you can also think a little outside the box by dipping kiwi, mango, pineapple and more.  Kids and adults alike will love chocolate-covered apples.  You just can’t go wrong with a tart Granny Smith or a sweet Gala that’s been dipped in scrumptious chocolate coating.  You could also dip bananas in chocolate and place them in the freezer for flavorful frozen confections.  When it comes to chocolate-dipped fruit, the possibilities are limitless.  Just visit the produce section of your local supermarket and let inspiration strike!

 

You’ll find chocolate-covered strawberries at almost any chocolate boutique.  As a result, they’re becoming a bit overdone.  Forget about that boring trend and start a food fad of your own.  Any of the items on this list will be a delicious and unique dessert option for your next party or gathering.  Give all of these suggestions a try to create tasty treats that are sure to impress your guests.  Who knows?  You just may start the next chocolate-covered craze!

 

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