fruit salad chocolate baskets
Did someone say chocolate baskets?

Oh yes, we did!

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)!

fruit salad chocolate basketsWhen 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!

fruit salad chocolate basketsFor 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

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Fruit Salad Chocolate Baskets

Chocolate and fresh fruit, you can't get much better than that!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Refrigeration time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Under 15 Minutes, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chocolate, fruit
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, any diced
  • 1 pear diced
  • 1 mandarin peeled, separated and diced
  • 1 cup grapes, red quartered
  • 4 strawberries, fresh diced
  • 1/2 orange juiced
  • 240 g chocolate, dark roughly chopped, dairy free for vegan option

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Whole foods: 71% 
1 serve of this recipe (1 basket) provides: 
  • ½ serve carbohydrate  
  • ½ serve fruit 

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 17mg