Chocolate Dipped Fruit

by Khushboo on December 11, 2014

Heyyyy guys! Hope your week is going well! Unfortunately I tripped over while running on Tuesday and banged up both my knees, so my last few days have involved a handful of painkillers, ointments, a tetanus shot & plenty of prayers that I’ll be fine to run the Pinkathon 10K for Breast Cancer on Sunday.  The doctor said the inflammation will reduce by Friday, so I should be good to go.  Aside from that, my week’s been great. I mentioned on Monday that I have a list of topics & delish recipes I want to blog about over the next few weeks so first up: Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Choc covered fruit

While my preggo sister visited a few weeks ago, I threw her a baby shower which involved a few baby games (that we never ended up playing), good friends and plenty of food..obviously! These were one of my contributions and while I’m hardly one to toot my own horn, these Chocolate Dipped Fruit looked super pretty alongside the spread of food.

Seeded Orange Slices

To make the most of strawberry season over here in Mumbai (wahoo!), I used a combination of strawberries & orange slices.  I know strawberries aren’t really seasonal in North America/Europe right now so be assured that, orange slices taste (and look) equally fab.  For the sake of variety, I alternated between pistachios, sunflower seeds and coconut…gotta keep those with nut allergies in mind ;)!

Pistachio Covered Strawbs

Do these colors scream Christmas or what?  With the 25th right around the corner, these would be a fun festive treat to whip up as a healthy dessert or even to gift friends/family members…especially as chocolatiers like Godiva charge absurd amounts like £1.50 per strawberry.  I won’t tell anyone how easy these Chocolate Dipped Fruit are to whip up, if you won’t ;)!

Choc covered fruit - close up

As for that recipe:

Chocolate Dipped Fruit
Serves 15
A delicious dessert idea that won't leave you in a sugar coma...and that most definitely counts towards your 5-a-day!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box of strawberries
  2. 1 orange, peeled & segmented
  3. 100g dark chocolate
  4. 1 cup crushed nuts and/or seeds
Instructions
  1. Rinse & dry strawberries well, keeping the leaves on. Line a baking tray (or plate) with parchment paper. Place nuts/seeds in a bowl next to baking tray.
  2. Roughly chop the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan. Half-fill the saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place the bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch the water (or it will overheat). Stir chocolate with a spoon until melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. Hold a strawberry by its leaves & dip into the bowl of melted chocolate, swirling to ensure all sides are coated ½ - ¾ of the way up. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Immediately dip chocolate-dipped strawberry into the bowl of crushed nuts/seeds & place on parchment paper. Repeat with remaining strawberries & orange slices.
  4. Place tray of chocolate-dipped fruit into refrigerator (or air-conditioned room) for at least 20 minutes to set. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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And at least these will ensure you get in your 5-a-day during the holiday season…just sayin’!

What’s your favourite fruit to pair with chocolate?

What dessert do you plan to make this Christmas?

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Shashi @ RunninSrilankan December 11, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Oh Khushboo – so sorry to hear about your banged up knees – hoping healing happens ultra fast, for you!
Those chocolate and pistachio strawberries are such a great idea for a Christmas dessert platter – so far, I have a request for apple pie from my sis and chocolate cake from my daughter – these strawberries would go great with the latter – and I would have to throw in some bananas covered in chocolate too – they are my fav chocolate dipped fruit.
Hoping you are feeling better soon! xx

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

Thanks so much, Shashi :)! Hope you’ll be sharing the recipe for your apple pie- that’s one of my weaknesses!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld December 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I’m so sorry but I just laughed out loud at the baby games which never happened- My sister came back from a baby shower and said the same thing after SHE organised all the games! Those look so good ALMOST too pretty to eat.

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:57 am

Hahah I need to get in touch with your sis- am sure we would laugh about it together :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig December 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Oh no, I hope you heal up in time for Sunday! I’m seriously craving chocolate right now, and your post isn’t helping!!

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:57 am

Thanks Tara! Haha hope you got your hands on some chocolate!

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Brittany December 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

I think the only word for this is YES. SO much yes. HEAL THOSE KNEES!

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:57 am

Thanks Britt!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Ahhh I wish strawberries were in season out here! Honestly, I don’t like citrus fruits all that much which is the only thing in season is the winter here. Booooo. Although adding some chocolate would make them a lot more enjoyable to me, i imagine!

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Let’s be real- chocolate can make anything better ;)!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen December 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Sorry about your knee girl! I hope it heals up for Sunday.

Love the idea to dip fruit and chocolate and roll it in crushed nuts/seeds! Bananas are my favourite fruit to pair with chocolate – I bet they would taste great rolled in toasted almonds. Yummm.

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Thanks so much, Chelsea! And I am kinda kicking myself for not using bananas- love them paired with chocolate and nuts!

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Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious December 12, 2014 at 7:41 am

These look so yum! Sending lots of prayers for that knee to heal fast.

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Thanks so much, Megan!

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Shubika December 12, 2014 at 11:27 am

Khush they were so yummy going to try the recipe this weekend!
Sorry to hear about your knee… See how you feel tomorrow n don’t push yourself if you’re still in pain!
– shubs

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Khushboo December 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

Thanks soo much Shubz :)! Hope you enjoy these- send me a pic after you make them!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 12, 2014 at 12:10 pm

How have I not thought to do this with oranges?! Brilliant. My favorite chocolate dipped fruit is a banana. They sell them frozen on sticks here at festivals… I can’t watch someone eat one without laughing. because I’m 12…

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Khushboo December 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Oh man that sounds delish- love the ‘banana-chocolate’ combo!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Aww girl! So sorry to hear about your little accident — hope you’re back to feeling 100% soon <3 And I'm seriously loving the fact that you added nuts and seeds to the fruit — the sunflower/orange combo is super intriguing! And you know me and my love for bananas. Those paired with chocolate is just heavenly.

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Khushboo December 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Thanks so much, Amanda :). Obviously I thought of you when I added in the nut-free disclaimer ;)!

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Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment December 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

These look delicious! Hope your knee heals quickly. 🙂

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Khushboo December 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Lauren 🙂

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Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health December 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

sorry about the knee incident 🙁 hope you feel better before the run..i’d love to try strawberry, chocolate and maybe toasted coconuts?

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Khushboo December 14, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Thanks Dixya! Chocolate & coconut taste heavenly together!

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Lucie@FitSwissChick December 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm

these look so pretty Khushboo! I love the idea especially adding seeds and coconut.
Hope your knee is healing soon and you can run tomorrow!!

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Khushboo December 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Thanks so much Lucie…I’m happy to say that I did end up running the 10 km- am on such a high right now :)!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 16, 2014 at 5:36 am

I’m so sorry to hear about the tumble. I hope you’re back on your feet in time and able to run in the race. Fingers crossed.

Any dessert which includes fruit as a base is a winner in my book. Sold!

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Khushboo December 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thanks, Meg! While my wounds are still healing, I’m pleased to say that I knocked that 10 km out the park…I’m still on a high :)!

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