delicious and simple chocolate-dipped strawberries,good for special occasions
½ cup coconut oil
¼ cup coconut butter
¼ cup cocoa butter
2 tablespoon cocoa powder, heaping,or more to taste
1 tablespoon light agave
1 medium bunch grapes
1 bunch mint
cup or container for arrangement
floral foam to fit container
1.wash and dry all fruit.
2.melt coconut oil,coconut butter and cocoa butter in a small bowl placed in a larger bowl of hot water.stir until well melted, strain out anything that is not melted.
3.add cocoa powder and agave. allow mixture to cool down till thickened,like hot fudge.
4.skewer desired amount of berries.dip/twirl berries into chocolate.(at this point you could double dip chocolate into chopped nuts or shredded coconut.)dip extra berries and grapes in remaining chocolate so you don’t have to eat arrangement right away! if desired you should have enough chocolate for 24 strawberries,for a fuller bouquet.of course you may use any fruit you like in this,the combinations are endless,i just used what i had in the fridge!
I had a piece of styrofoam to stick skewer in till chocolate dried…
5.arrange in cup or container using mint to fill in.
for bouquet pictured i dipped 12 strawberries,6 blackberries and had 5 plain grape skewers. i added about 4 grapes under the berries to hide skewers.
this was inspired by edible arrangements