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I don’t know many people who don’t like chocolate. It’s so delightfully delicious that many of us would describe our relationship with this sweet devil as addictive and obsessive.
A little bit of chocolate, on occasion, is definitely not going to kill you and if you ask me, is one of life’s great pleasures. Here’s a chocolate dessert that you can enjoy to the fullest without having to worry about it busting your belt buckle!
Please, if you do have trouble with managing your sugar cravings and chocolate is something that you regularly eat or overeat, then please make an appointment to see one of our nutritionists or dietitians. We can help you with that!
Ahhh chocolate and fresh fruit, you really can’t get much better than that.
Don’t be intimidated by the chocolate baskets… They’re actually not as tricky as you would think. Seriously, if I can do it, anyone can. I’ve also decided that these things don’t have to be perfect. I think uneven and messy gives them character (well, thats what I keep telling myself)!
When making the baskets, I’d suggest that you get your chocolate pretty hot and runny, then you can easily swirl it around the edges of your muffin cases without too much trouble. Once you’re done, chuck them straight in the fridge or freezer. Easy. My 5 year old even did a pretty good job (when she wasn’t eating the melted chocolate straight from the bowl).
I’ve seen a number of different methods online for making chocolate baskets, you can pretty much make it as fancy as you like. Be creative!
For the fruit salad, I love using seasonal fruits. Fruit in season tastes the best, looks the best and is available at a good price. I’ve used lovely autumn fruits for this recipe but a fruit salad can truly have whatever fruit you like!
Fruit Salad Chocolate Baskets
- 1 apple, diced
- 1 pear, diced
- 1 mandarin, peeled, separated and diced
- 1 cup red grapes, quartered
- 4 strawberries, diced
- juice of 1/2 orange
- 240g dark, good quality chocolate, roughly chopped
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate using medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes, depending on your microwave.
- Once completely melted and runny, spoon 2-3 tsp (20g) of chocolate into 1 large paper muffin case. Immediately swirl the chocolate around the insides of the case until it’s mostly coated and then place in the fridge or freezer to set for about 10-15 minutes. Repeat with the remaining 11 muffin cases.
- While the chocolate is setting, cut all the fruit and combine with the orange juice.
- Once set, remove the paper cases from the chocolate. Fill each chocolate basket with fruit salad and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information for Fruit Salad Chocolate Baskets
- Energy: 580kJ (140 cals)
- Protein: 1g
- Carbohydrate: 20g (sugar 17g)
- Fat: 6g (saturated 3g)
- Fibre: 2g
- Sodium: 12mg