Fruit-FIlled Chocolate Container
Fruit-FIlled Chocolate Container requires about 1 hour and 30 minutes from start to finish. This recipe makes 15 servings with 360 calories, 4g of protein, and 21g of fat each. This recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. Head to the store and pick up semisweet chocolate, candy coating, shortening, and a few other things to make it today. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. It is a rather cheap recipe for fans of Cajun food. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Grain & Dairy Free Tarts // Dark Chocolate & Fruit Filled, Fruit-Filled Dainties, and Fruit-Filled Cupcakes.
Line a 9-in. round baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
Pour 3/4 cup into prepared pan; chill for 10 minutes or until firm.
Spread a thin coating of the remaining melted chocolate around sides of pan (see photo 1); chill for 5 minutes. Continue coating until all of the melted chocolate has been used.
Break white candy coating into chunks; place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 10 second intervals or until melted; stir until smooth.
Add corn syrup; stir until mixture is thick.
Pour onto waxed paper; press to 1/2-in. thickness.
Let stand for 15-20 minutes or until easy to handle. Set aside 1 teaspoon for assembly.
Divide remaining coating into six equal portions.
Roll each into a 15-in. rope. Press three rope ends together; braid and press end to secure. Repeat with remaining ropes. Set aside both braids.
For Chocolate-Dipped Berries: Melt chocolate and shortening in a microwave or heavy saucepan. Stir in almond extract. Dip strawberries halfway, allowing excess to drip off.
Place on a waxed paper-lined tray; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
To assemble, carefully remove chocolate container from pan by slowly pulling up on foil lining (see photo 2). Peel foil to remove.
Place small dabs of reserved white coating around top edge of container to secure the braids (see photo 3). Press one braid around half of container. Repeat with other braid; trim to fit if necessary. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Fill with chocolate-dipped berries.
Recommended wine: Sparkling Wine, Sparkling Rose
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