With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Chocolate Covered Apricots & Pineapple

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chocolate Covered Apricots & Pineapple

Looking for a gift that is elegant looking, easy to do and inexpensive, I decided to dip dried fruit into melted chocolate and present in beautiful crystal stemware that  I found at Home Goods and The Christmas Tree Shop.
 A pair of flutes for a sweet couple.
A pretty wine glass with a simple bow.
 I began with a 4 oz. bar of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate
 a bag of dried apricots and pineapples and the chocolate bar broken into uniform pieces.
 After placing the broken chocolate bar into a bowl, I microwaved for 1 minute at half power, stirred and continued microwaving at 20 second intervals at 30%, stirring each time until melted.
 Simply dip each piece of fruit into melted chocolate coating halfway.
Place each piece onto parchment.  Allow to set for a few minutes in the refrigerator.  I then allowed the tray to sit on the counter for an additional 30 minutes to be sure the chocolate was firm.
A ribbon and a sprig of greenery with berries adds a festive touch.
Linking with Foodie Friday!
 Linking to Finding Fabulous!

18 comments:

Ann said...

That makes for a stunning gift and so delicious looking. I'm not a big fan of apricots but I LOVE pineapple

Julie Harward said...

Add yours to mine and we've got a party! I guess great minds think somewhat alike! ;D

NanaDiana said...

GREAT hostess gift! Perfect, elegant and simple! Hugs- Diana

Dishesdone said...

What a great idea! Looks beautiful and delicious!

Julie said...

Beautiful! You're so talented!!

marie said...

Beautiful gift idea ~ and the photos are wonderful too! Especially the first one.

Lisa RedWillow said...

They look so very very beautiful. Each blog you put up is so stunning.

Jacqueline said...

I dipped chocolates for todays Foodie Friday too. Your presentation of these is just stunning. I have never dipped dried fruits. I will have to try. I would love mango and pineapple.

Sue said...

Oh! my what a wonderful gift idea, I will also be trying these for company.
I also read your post on the shortbread recipe, I have had several shortbread pans for years but never tried using them, and after seeing yours I now must try them, and like you I was wondering about the sticking , thanks for the tip.
Thank you for coming by and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet note.
Hugs,
Sue

Janet said...

This is such a great idea! It looks so elegant and would make a wonderful gift! I'm thinking it would be perfect for my neighbors!
Blessings,
Janet

Mary said...

What a beautiful post. This really is a great idea that I'm sure many of us will be "borrowing" this season. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Looks simple, yummy and elegant.

All next week I am hosting a Holiday Treats Linky hope you will stop by and join in.

Val said...

YUM. These look so tasty!

Susan said...

Hi LDH...Oh, those look heavenly! You are such an elegant lady. What perfect gifts those would make. Wow. And not too hard to do. Thanks for sharing such a yum yum recipe. Susan

Susan said...

Hi LDH...Oh, those look heavenly! You are such an elegant lady. What perfect gifts those would make. Wow. And not too hard to do. Thanks for sharing such a yum yum recipe. Susan

Mildred said...

Such a great idea and beautiful presentation.

d~ said...

What a wonderful idea! Yes, perfect for a hostess gift. Thank you for sharing. They do look elegant, beautiful pictures.

hip-chick said...

oh my that looks good! I wish I was at your house!

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