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Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

 Chocolate-Dipped Fruit
"This treat combines two favorites -- fruit and chocolate," notes field editor Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas.
10-12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons shortening
  • 1 package (6 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until
  • smooth. Spear fruit with toothpicks; dip into chocolate. Allow
  • excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper or stick toothpicks into a
  • block of Styrofoam to set. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.