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Chocolate Dipped Fruits Fondue Style

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Servings: Makes Enough for 4 People
As everyone knows, fresh fruit is the best dessert for us.
It’s naturally sweet, full of fiber, and free of fat. But when
you are craving something more decadent, you’ll be
pleased to know that chocolate-dipped strawberries and
other fruit can fit into a healthy diet.

Unlike chocolate confections sold in candy stores,
your fancy fruit can be virtually fat-free. That’s because it
uses cocoa, which has only a trace of fat, rather than
chocolate bars, which are full of fatty cocoa butter.

1/2 cup maple syrup
3 egg whites
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Assorted Fresh Fruit
Such as: Whole Strawberries
Banana Chunks
Orange Segments
Pineapple Spears
Apricot Halves
Peach Slices
Dried Apricots or other dried fruits

To make chocolate-dipped fruit: heat ½ cup maple syrup
in a small saucepan until it reaches 240 degrees F.
(Soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer. In a large
bowl, beat 3 egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff
but not dry.

Gradually beat in the hot syrup, then beat in 1/4 cup of
cocoa and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating until
the mixture is satiny smooth, about 3 minutes.
Pour chocolate mixture into a pre-warmed fondue pot, and dip
fruit into chocolate with fondue forks. Eat immediately!!

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: May 11, 2002

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