There is such sweetness this time of year! Ripe fruit and lots of it!! Here is a great way to enjoy some of this season’s bounty. Even if you don’t have kiwi or bananas, try strawberries, pitted cherries, cantaloupe, sliced peaches, plums…so many fruits to dip! Have fun and enjoy!
Dark Chocolate Dipped Fruit with Hazelnuts (makes 16 pieces)
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
8 slices fresh kiwi
8 chunks fresh banana
1/3 cup finely chopped hazelnuts (or almonds, peanuts, pecans)
Slice fruit and place on parchment lined pan. Put in freezer for 15 minutes to firm the fruit. Melt chocolate in double boiler or in microwave. Dip fruit into melted chocolate, sprinkle with nuts and place on parchment-lined pan. Refrigerate about 30 minutes, until chocolate and nuts are set and fruit remains chilled.