chocolate dipped fruitJust in time for Valentine’s Day, a recipe sure to please. Delicious, yummy chocolate over sweet succulent fruit. A sure fire way to get you licking your fingertips…and who knows what else?


1 (11 1/2 oz.) pkg. (2 c.) Nestle milk chocolate morsels
1/4 c. vegetable shortening
Strawberries, grapes, bananas, apples, kiwi, or pineapple

Melt over hot (not boiling) water Nestle milk chocolate morsels and shortening; stir until smooth. Remove from heat, but keep over hot water. (If chocolate thickens, return to heat; stir until smooth.) Dip pieces of fruit into chocolate; shake off excess. Place on foil-lined cookie sheets. Chill 10-15 minutes until chocolate is set. Peel off foil. Fruit may be kept at room temperature up to 1 hour. If chocolate becomes sticky, return to refrigerator. Makes 1 cup melted chocolate.

In microwave, melt on high 1 minute; stir. Repeat.