~ "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." ~ "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" ~ "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." ~ "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."~

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Dessert

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Dessert... A new idea for an after dinner dessert that can be whipped up in no time...and you can do it ahead! I love the fact that you can enjoy something so simple and yet so pretty. It is even gluten free! Sometimes, it is hard to come up with a gluten free dessert in a short amount of time. So, this works for those of you who are gluten intolerant or know of someone who is. You can definitely be creative with the toppings...I absolutely loved the raspberry one. But, feel free to use fresh strawberries, blueberries, or whatever fruit you like. I chose to do a nut and dried fruit as well. It would be great if you use the very best available chocolate...but in a pinch, you can also use chocolate chips. You can use muffin size paper liners for an after dinner dessert or you can use the mini muffin liners for afternoon tea. Either way, just don't overfill them with too much chocolate...I guess you can, if you really love chocolate:)! I thought I would share this idea with you ...hope you like it. Maybe, you already knew of this:)....in case you haven't, here it is.

You will need:
Chocolate, good quality, melted*
fresh raspberries, or any kind of berry
dried nuts(walnuts, pecans, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, etc..)
dried fruits (cranberries, apples, blueberries, etc..)
muffin paper liners(regular or mini)
muffin tins(just to keep the shape of the liners)
*you can also use any white,milk, or dark chocolate
**try adding some toasted coconut as well.

Melt chocolate in double boiler.
Get your topping ingredients ready.
Place paper muffin liners in the muffin tin.
This will hold the chocolate shape. Spoon about 1 TBS chocolate in the bottom of the muffin liner.
Carefully spread the chocolate in a layer. Place fruits and nuts on top of chocolate ...embedding them a bit into the melted chocolate. Repeat with remaining chocolate.
Let cool till hardened.
You can also refrigerate it. Best served the same day....especially the fresh fruit kind.


Sailaja Damodaran said...

yummy...very easy must try

Jayne said...

Looks so delicious, and they are pretty as well.

Ellie said...

Thanks Jayne!...AND for stopping by and leaving a comment.