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Dec 30, 2007 11:16 AM

Chocolate Covered ????

I am thinking of making some chocolate covered strawberries for dessert on New Years Eve but was also wondering if anyone had any other suggestions for things to cover in chocolate? graham crackers? Pretzels? Cookies?

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  1. I came across an interesting idea of chocolate covered goodies a couple of years ago: Chocolate Covered Shortbread. Buy your favorite shortbread sticks (I like Walkers), dip one end in chocolate and then roll the chocolate in sprinkles or nuts before it sets up. For Christmas I use sprinkles like trees and candy canes, but for New Years Eve, you could go with just nuts or even snowflake sprinkles. These are really easy to make because you buy the shortbread pre-made. These are very rich, so I would recommend against large shortbread cookies - the sticks seem to be the right size.

    Have you thought about putting out chocolate fondue with a whole host of fruits, cookies, biscotti, and the like? Serve champagne along with it and you'll have people socializing around the goodness all night long.

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    1. re: everydayfoodie

      Thanks, the short bread idea is great. I want to have everything pre dipped and skip the fondue because there are going to be young kids around and I can see that getting messy!

    2. Interesting things I've seen that are chocolate-covered:

      Candied ginger
      French fries and onion rings

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Chocolate covered potato chips sound weird, but they are very popular with friends. You can used any kind of chocolate, but milk and Gianduja make for a interesting contrast.

        I like to use dried fruit and coffee beans.

        1. re: Kelli2006

          Chocolate covered potato chips! Yes! One year I made all sorts of candies for my kids, including some very "gourmet" chocolate covered dill weed potato chips. I think they were $4.00 a bag. Well, the kids got all sorts of candy, but I was the only one who got the chocolate covered potato chips. Fantastic!

          1. re: Caroline1

            Chocolate covered potato chips are amazing! I've only had them once and I've never seen them again (too afraid to make them at home). I never would have thought that would be good, but it really is.

            1. re: OysterHo

              chocolate covered chips sounds really gross but they're good. my sister loves them, i just bought a can from neiman marcus. yummo!

              1. re: kweesee

                OoooOOo we have a neiman marcus near us. :D

                1. re: OysterHo

                  Pringles always worked well in my house for this. Sweet and salty!

      2. Things I've covered/dipped in chocolate: Strawberries, bananas(kids treat), mandarin orange sections, shortbread, candy canes, and pretzels (I think the rods are prettier than the twists). If you decide to do a fondue I'd add pound cake to that list. :)

        1. Coffee gelatin dipped in espresso chocolate = happiness :)

          1. Any kind of fruit. Bananas, raspberries, pears, whatever. Some fruits have to be treated with lemon juice so they don't brown. Orange and tangerine sections are expecially good. And do some with white chocolate too. Raspberries or blackberries are sensuous in white chocoloate!

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            1. re: Caroline1

              Your title led me to immediately think: 'ants'! Not recommending it, you just brought back an ages old memory of a department store in Westchester that sold chocolate covered ants. As a kid, I wasn't allowed to get them.


              The buckeye candies being talked about on this board sound yummy, though.