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Dipped Fruit

Dipped Fruit
Makes:
36 pieces (3 dozen)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
47
minutes
Low CalorieLow Sodium
based on
256 reviews
Dress up fresh fruit for a special occasion. Imagine how elegant a tray of bite-sized, chocolate dipped fruit will look at your next gathering -- and how amazing they will taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups (11.5- to 12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or Premier White Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 36 bite-sized pieces fresh fruit (strawberries, oranges, kiwifruit, bananas or melons), rinsed and patted dry

Directions:

LINE baking sheet with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted; cool slightly.

DIP fruit about halfway into melted morsels; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until set.

FOR A FANCY DRIZZLE:
MICROWAVE
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels or Baking Bars, broken into pieces in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10-to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until set.


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    Delicious!! - and beautiful

    Nancy Goff from Union, MO

    I made this recipe Saturday morning for a ladies group in the afternoon. It took more time than I thought but it was well worth it. I used strawberries and large blueberries. I dipped each blueberry alone, then put them in stacks of three to set. They were more popular than the strawberries.

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    Beautiful!

    GINA DIVITO from Winfield, IL

    This is a great, easy recipe! It's delicious & looks so beautiful for a party!

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    IMPRESSIVE!

    NANCY MOTSWAGAE from , JOHANNESBURG

    AN EXCELLENT WAY TO IMPRESS AND SHOW OFF, WITHOUT SLAVING AWAWY IN THE KITCHEN.

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    what a treat

    Maureen Husser from

    I use dried fruit and it's great. We give it as gifts with our holiday cookies.

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    delight anyday!

    Sue Danko from Pittsburgh, PA

    since frozen strawberries are available throughout the year dipped fruit is a treat anyday! dipped fruit can be enjoyed anytime during the day! a sweet splurge!

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    Chocolate Dip for anything

    Debra Orstrom from Hoffman Estates, IL

    Turned out perfect. I didn't add as much shortening and it still came out fine. Good for squares cake pieces, cookies or fruit.

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    Yum

    barbara kastner from PITTSBURGH, PA

    Wish we could get fruit that came with splenda instead of fructose. This is a great idea list and I will use the chocolate covered fruit with my Poppyseed and daffodil cakes as a garnish for Easter Dinner.

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    Dipped fruit

    Katherine Urban from NOVATO, CA

    This is also a great idea for school parties - the kids love the fresh fruit and the chocolate makes it a fancy treat.

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    Plan to

    ANITA ISOM from Morehead City, NC

    Plan to do this with peanut butter pretzel bites too - love the chocolate covered ones you buy!

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    Love it!

    Jennifer Poppell from Bronson, FL

    Just made this for a party we had. Let's just say they did not last long! Glad I taste tested while I was making them! Super yummy!

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    dipped goodness

    Kheila Lopez from ,

    I have done these numerous times and they always taste delicious! My parents love them. But I use WAX paper

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    Magnificent!!

    Dana Bell from Little Rock, AR

    This recipe was so easy and my display was picture worthy!!!

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    Very Easy and Delicious

    Crystal Brown from Granite City, IL

    I make these every year. They're so easy to make and pretty up and the shortening added really helps with the crunch of the chocolate coating while making things easier because you're chocolate stays melted longer with the shortening. People have had mine with the shortening and they always say that something is different in a very good way. I also add 1 t. of vanilla to the mix.

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    Love dipped chocolate!

    Debbie Stevens from EAST STROUDSBURG, PA

    Today I spent 4 hours dipping chocolate and making molds with 3 other people! I always wondered how to add the lines to the strawberries! Great idea! Thank You

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    The biggest hit at the bridal shower

    Diane McSweeney from Federal Way, WA

    These were devoured at my niece's bridal shower. The recipe is far easier than the old way of using paraffin wax. Yuck! This recipe is appealing, easy, and the chocolate hardens to a pretty and glossy shell. Any gathering, from bible study to PTA parents to family birthday to your book group will love them.Guaranteed!

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    Dipped Fruit

    Sunny King from Belleview, FL

    I made these for a huge Christmas Party which I did a lot of cooking for this past year, 2009. I had a fun time making them, and everyone really seemed to enjoy eating them. Very simple but so Impressive!

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    Quick and Easy

    Elizabeth Garcia from Arlington, TX

    I had tried this to give as a birthday gift for a friend of mine, and this past September I made them for a friends wedding but made them to look like a tuxedo for the groom. Quick and easy. Great recipe but it only works with WAX Paper I had ran out and tried parchment instead and that was a disaster.

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    Dipped Fruit

    Donna Buckmeier from CHESTER, MD

    Easy elegant and delicious !!!

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    EXCELLENT AND ELEGANT

    Donna Gutierrez from Nixon, TX

    My daughter LeeAnn and I made these. They were easy to make but looked so elegant to serve. Makes everyone feel so special. Thanks for sharing, we added a variety of fruits to make a big trayful.

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    EXCELLENT AND ELEGANT

    Donna Gutierrez from Nixon, TX

    My daughter LeeAnn and I made these. They were easy to make but looked so elegant to serve. Makes everyone feel so special. Thanks for sharing, we added a variety of fruits to make a big trayful.

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    Excellent for this time of year in the Northland.

    Rita Nordin from Bayfield, WI

    Right now the strawberries are in season and the raspberries are soon to follow. This is such a good recipe to have the grandchildren help make. They love to do this.

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    Works great with almost any fruit

    Jill Chapman from Lebanon, OR

    We like to do this all year long. In the summer you can dip fresh berries, strawberries, blue berries etc...In the winter we love dried apricots and the special cream filled cookies, candy cane filling are divine dipped in chocolate! My son enjoys marshmallow and vanilla wafers for dipping.

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    strawberries

    Janice Vazquez from

    These are so easy to make and instead of making stripes you can play around and do any design you like, like dots or smiley faces.

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    Dipped Strawberries

    pamela hill from Normal, IL

    I love chocalate and strawberries so when I found this recipe I was so delighted with it. Every time when I melt chocolate I always melt like 1 tsp of oil with it and it never seemed to dry just right. So when I tried this recipe my chocalate melted just fine and dried alot better. Thanx for the recipe.

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    I LOVE THIS RECIPE

    lorena zavala from Dallas, TX

    This is a very good recipe to make and to enjoy and have fun. My kids enjoyed it very much. They had fun and i had fun watching them have fun.

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    Dipped Strawberries

    Carole Thomas from Lumberton, NC

    I served dipped strawberries at a tea party I gave last week. The chocolate stayed right in place. The strawberries looked great and were delicious...love this simple way of melting chocolate by using a microwave oven.

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    Easy & Impressive

    Carrol Cofer from TUNNEL HILL, GA

    Several years ago, I spent a good bit of money on a dozen chocolate covered strawberries from a local chocolate factory. The occasion was for Valentine's Day & I wanted something special to enjoy with my husband. When I found this recipe & tried it, they were just as good the others & so much less expensive. We have them now on Valentine's & our anniversary. Easy to make & always gets rave reviews.

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    Definatly Try!

    Crystal Beckman from

    This was delicious. And not as hard to make as I thought.

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    Chocolate strwberries

    Monica Mansfield from Jacksonville, FL

    I thought it would be little easier and less time consuming. However It was worth the time, My guest loved it!

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    dipped fruit

    joette hamel from NARRAGANSETT, RI

    Awesome!! Great party treat, fun, creative, and easy to make!!! yummy!!

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    Not too difficult

    Angela Flanagan Doyle from Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I didn't think that I could do this since melting the chocolate always seemed so difficult. What a wonderful way to serve strawberries! Yum!

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    Dipped fruit

    Ria Snow Weitzman from Simi Valley, CA

    So easy, and so impressive! I love to take these to friends homes, everyone thinks I worked so hard and they all get eaten in a flash. My favorite is strawberries and cherries with stems.

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    Deliciosa

    Michelle Roman from Salinas, PR

    Secilla, deliciosa y muy romantica

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    Delicious Valentine Treat!

    B Ramiz from MIAMI, FL

    This is a very easy, romantic treat for valentines day or any special occasion. It makes for a beautiful display for guests at parties too!

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    Dipped Fruit

    Heather Scardino from PINEHURST, TX

    Wonderful and easy recipe. Love the idea of the pretzels, and the suggestion of the morsels in the plastic bag to make an easy drizzled treat look beautiful and fancy.

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    dipped fruit

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    went i make this chocolate and white strawberries and pretzeis and drizzle it on yhem my kids was looking for the box that it come in. i told them i make them, well their was gone fast i have to make so more.

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    dipped fruit

    leah randall from PANAMA CITY, FL

    This is a great recipe for strawberries and pineapple . Great valentine recipe.

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    Dipped Fruit

    Ann Lee from WHITING, NJ

    Before seeing this recipe I would purchase special containers of chocolate packaged for just the purpose of dipping fruit. The cost was considerably higher than using the Nestle's Chocolate Morsels, and I couldn't always find the item. Now I can make dipped fruit anytime of the year and make it inexpensively thanks to this recipe. Thanks so much for the help!

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    Dipped Fruit

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    We had sorority at my house and we had fun dipping fruit in chocolate's. Everyone had a great time and it was the first time some had dipped fruit.

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    Question

    micelyn felix from BAY SHORE, NY

    I am so excited to try this out! I just want to know, after the dipped strawberries dry, can I take them off of wax paper easily and put them on a nice tray? Or do I just put the wax paper on the tray I want and leave them on the wax paper?

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    hmm

    Bianca Ernest from Jamaica, NY

    this was very good

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    The Dipped Fruit was so good!

    Trishelle Cornell from TROY, IL

    This was a really easy recipe so my kids were able to pitch in and help "create." They really loved that! This was definitely a successful recipe for my household.

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    Great for parties!

    Amanda Parker from STONY POINT, NC

    I made a variety of dipped strawberries for a bridal shower recently and they went over SO well! I have had melted chocolate with assorted fruits out before, but I have never taken the time to actually dip the strawberries for that size crowd, boy am I glad I finally did! The bride and groom loved their special berries, a tux for the groom to be and a white chocolate dipped with milk chocolate monogram for the bride to be! It was so great and the chocolate hardened just perfect!

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    WONDERFUL & EASY TREAT

    Ann Novick from NASHUA, NH

    I love chocolate covered strawberries & couldn't find them around here (already made) I thought I was "STUCK" having to do the work myself. Thanks to this recipe, I can have my treat X2 The delicious chocolate covered berries & banana slices too & not hard to do @ all. Thanks, Nestle

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    Dipped Fruit

    Melinda Gibson from GREAT FALLS, MT

    These were so easy and so good. The sad part is that I ate to many strawberries after dipping them in the warm white chocolate. It was very hard not to do this because they were very good. I was also glad to see that the chocolate did not stick to the wax paper after they were cooled. They were very very good.

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    dipping Chocolate

    Elizabeth Brown from CHESTERFIELD, MI

    I have always dipped fruit and pretzels as well as cookies but never melted the chocolate with the shortening. It made the consistency easier to work with. Loved it!

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    Simply Delicious!

    Patricia xxx from HACKENSACK, NJ

    I've always loved chocolate covered strawberries but the few times I've made them they weren't just right. The consistency of the chocolate used here is PERFECT. When they're still relatively cold, the chocolate has a slight nice crunch. This is the best and simplest recipe for chocolate covered fruit!

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    chocolate fruit

    Dora Babbitt from SPRINGFIELD, OR

    This recipe was the best, it had the quality I was looking for. I had a last minute change in a function and found out that it was going to be at my home. So had little time to fuss and this recipe was, SIMPLE, QUICK, and EASY as well as TASTES GREAT.

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    Strawberries

    Mary Bornhoeft from Stevens Point, WI

    When I first met my husband he bought me a chocolate covered strawberry. Now every time we are out and about and he sees a chocolate covered strawberry, he will buy me one. Therefore, this recipe has great interest with both of us. We are looking forward to making many chocolate covered strawberries and other dipped fruit.

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    Wonderful Treat

    Susan Ramisch from

    This is so easy to do and a special treat for your favorite person even yourself. you pay so much for them in a specilty store and it's so easy and fun to do.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36 

  • Calories: 80
  • Calories from Fat: 40
  • Total Fat: 4.5g (7% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (12% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 10% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Dipped Fruit

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups (11.5- to 12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or Premier White Morsels
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 36 bite-sized pieces fresh fruit (strawberries, oranges, kiwifruit, bananas or melons), rinsed and patted dry

 

Directions

LINE baking sheet with wax paper.

MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted; cool slightly.

DIP fruit about halfway into melted morsels; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until set.

FOR A FANCY DRIZZLE:
MICROWAVE
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels or Baking Bars, broken into pieces in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10-to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate until set.

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