Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bite Size Fruit Skewers with Champagne Chocolate Drizzle


This treat is almost designed for Valentines Day.  It is a simple little recipe that takes strawberries and melted chocolate to a new level of fun, flavor, and presentation.  The dark chocolate has been melted with cream and mixed with a little champagne, and along with the classic strawberry, we’ve added grapefruit and mint leaves for a richness of flavor.  These bite size little skewers from heaven are decadent, fresh, healthy, and romantic, and they only take about 15 minutes to put together.

Ingredients 
4 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate
1 tablespoon heavy cream
7 tablespoons champagne
pink grapefruit, supremed and cut into small chunks
strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
sprigs of mint
toothpicks

Instructions
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate with heavy cream.  Once melted, take off heat and add the champagne.  Stir to combine.

On each tooth pick, place a piece of strawberry, a piece of grapefruit, a mint leaf, then another piece of strawberry and another piece of grapefruit.

Drizzle the chocolate champagne mixture over the miniature skewers of fruit, or use as a dipping sauce.

16 comments:

  1. Have been enjoying your posts via FoodBuzz so much, I decided to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Do drop by my blog and have a look... http://averilgomes.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Cheers
    Averil

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    1. thank you so much Averil!! that is so sweet :) we are super excited! we love reading your blog as well! You have so much delicious stuff on it - like those those whiskey hoisin meatballs and sesame noodles and the orange paprika chocolate chunk cookies...we really can't wait to try!

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  2. This is such a great Valentine's dessert! I like to avoid the basic chocolate-covered strawberries...too typical. Love this though -- I think I'll be trying it out next week. :)

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  3. Hi Jenn! Thank you for visiting our blog, These srawberries with chocolate sauce look really nice. Great idea for Valentine indeed! :)

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  4. These look fabulous! So cute and the presentation is awesome. Great recipe.

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  5. I am a big fan of anything on a skewer, these look decadent and delicious!

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  6. Champagne Chocolate Drizzle?? I think you are my new BFF!! Brilliant!!

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  7. These look yum - and what a great photo!

    (I'm visiting today from the Love All Blogs showcase)

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