The idea for this post came to me a few weeks ago when the most fun basket of goodness showed up at my door. My parents had ordered a basket of all different chocolate-dipped things from a local store as sort of a New Year’s and also a “here, you might need this with the new baby” gift for us. We had a ton of fun trying all the interesting treats and I thought I’d share some of the ideas and inspiration they gave me.
With Valentine’s day coming up, it gives us all a great excuse to eat a little more chocolate than usual, although I honestly don’t think you need much of an excuse. Anytime is a great time for chocolate.
Did you know that studies have shown that if everyone consumed 33% more chocolate, that world peace would be here within 92.5 days? It’s true!*
*statement is probably not true. But likely.
Anyway, chocolate is good.
With all the ideas listed below, you can either melt your chocolate in the microwave, or over a double-boiler. Then you can dip your treats into the chocolate, or you can use one of these things to drizzle it right onto whatever treats you’re making:
And now, some ideas for interesting chocolate-dipped treats!
In no particular order….
5)Candied Orange Peel
6)Banana slices covered in Peanut Butter
22)Rice Crispie Treats
33)Fruit flavored popsicles
38)Squares of Cheesecake
44)Peanut Butter Cookies
45)Chocolate Chip Cookies
55)Angel Food Cake
57)Special K Cracker Chips
58)Mini Rice Cakes
65)Chunky Granola Cereal
68)Blobs of Frozen Pudding
70)Salt and Vinegar Chips
71)Candied Chili Peppers
73)Dried Crickets (eek! Only if you’re REALLY adventurous ie. not me)
74)Dried Grasshoppers (See above)
80)Small pieces of carpet underlay (Kidding! Just checking if you’re still reading.)
82)Candied Lemon Peel
83)Candied Grapefruit Peel
87)Mini Cream Puffs
93)Banana Bread Chunks
94)Mini Cinnamon Rolls
96)Carrot Cake Chunks
98)Eggless Cookie Dough Balls
99)Cubes of Cream Cheese
Whew! That’s a lot of chocolate! Did you see anything you thought you might need to try? Anything I missed that I absolutely have to make?
I’m definitely inspired to eat a little more chocolate now. Happy dipping!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.