Chocolate-dipped fruit

  • Dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • shortening
  • kiwi
  • mandarin oranges
  • grapes
  • cherries
  • strawberries

What you need: Dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 cup), 1 tbsp shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil), fruits - kiwi, mandarin oranges, grapes, cherries.

How to make: melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave (melt in 30-second intervals to avoid burning). Allow mixture to cool slightly. Dip fruits about 2/3 into the chocolate, shake off excess. Place on waxed paper-lined tray. Refrigerate uncovered until chocolate is firm (about 30 minutes).

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