My schedule’s been a little hectic lately. I haven’t been able to make a lot of elaborate meals, or bake anything that requires a lot of time recently. Plus, with the DietBet, I don’t want to make anything that will be more of a temptation for me.
With all of that, the solution for a Valentine’s Day post became obvious – I should do chocolate-covered fruit! True, this isn’t the fanciest or most official way to make it, but the chocolate will stay tasty for a day or two and it’s a recipe that is crazy easy and really impressive. Also, I don’t have to feel as bad about eating it, because it is fruit, after all. I used a combination of fruits – clementines, raspberries, and strawberries – but let your imagination fly freely. Buy red or pink sprinkles for that extra hint of V-Day coloring, and you have an easy treat that you can share with loved ones, coworkers, and friends.
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. Earth Balance vegan shortening
- Sea Salt
The amount that I used made enough for 4 clementines, a package of raspberries, and 5 strawberries, with a bit left over to snack on with graham crackers.
Melt chocolate chips and vegan shortening in the microwave until melted. It took me about 90 seconds to get it melted. Dip half of the fruit into the melted chocolate, set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper, and sprinkle with sea salt or jimmies if you want. Throw in the fridge for at least 10-15 minutes or until solid. Eat within a day or two, or give it to the people you love. Happy Valentine’s Day!