While I love to surprise my kids with a special dessert sometimes, there are nights when there just isn’t a lot of time to be super creative.
This chocolate dip is a perfect weeknight treat, but it’s also luxurious enough to entertain with. And it’s a great way to get your children to eat a lot of fruit.
It comes together faster than you can cut up the fruit to dip in it too! Who doesn’t need a few of those recipes!?
The only real secret to the recipe is the chocolate. DO NOT use chocolate chips or baker’s chocolate from baking aisle at the store (in fact I never recommend that). Milk chocolate is a little too sweet for this particular recipe, so you want to aim for 60-75% cacao. I use Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Dark Chocolate because it’s easy to find and really affordable for a good quality chocolate. If you need some other suggestions, check out my favorites.
Recipe from Pepperidge Farm
⅔ light corn syrup
½ c. heavy cream
8 oz. Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Dark Chocolate
Assorted fruits and/or snacks to dip, such as green apples, oranges, strawberries, pineapple, pretzels, pound cake cubes
In a medium saucepan, combine corn syrup and heavy cream and bring to a light simmer over medium heat.
Remove from the heat and add chocolate; stir until completely melted.
*Notes: This can be made ahead of time and easily reheated before serving. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Hope you find the time for a special weeknight surprise of your own!