What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of chocolate-covered fruit? Chances are, it's strawberries. This is a classic choice that practically embodies indulgence - and for good reason! They're delicious, irresistible and easy to share with a group.
However, their popularity has unfortunately left a number of other chocolate-covered delights to fall by the wayside. But these treats are just as tasty and enjoyable, and may provide the variety you're looking for the next time you'd like to treat yourself to something special. In an attempt to give these desserts their proper due, here are three delectable treats that will do the trick when you're fiending for something sweet.
1. Cherries. Although chocolate-dipped cherries aren't anything new, they often go unrecognized. However, maraschino cherries are slightly sweeter than a strawberry, and this classy combination may be just what you need if that's what you're looking for. These cherries are frequently decorated just as elaborately as their larger, more popular counterpart. They're a great way for you to get your fix without having to commit to such a big piece of fruit. When you're looking for something a bit different, hand-dipped cherries may be right up your alley. Sometimes the best gifts really do come in small packages.
2. Cookies and pretzels. Although it's not as if they needed help getting people to eat them, you can now enjoy chocolate dipped cookies or pretzels that have been dipped in milk or white chocolate. You can also find a variety of delicious confections that these treats have been swirled in. For instance, some may be rolled in chocolate chips, while others are garnished with almonds or coconut bits. All of these combinations make for a great-tasting update to an already winning formula.
3. Brownies. That's right - we've even started coating brownies in sugar shells. They're truly a unique dessert that are sure to raise a few eyebrows at your next get-together. Best of all, they come in a variety of different designs and flavors. You can find sports- or animal-themed brownie pops, and they'll be covered in a number of different toppings. They make a great gift and are unlike anything you've tried before.
If you've got a fondue set, you've probably experimented with dipping things in melted chocolate. What's your favorite accidental discovery?