Just make chocolate fruits yourself like from the Christmas market - much cheaper, but just as delicious
Created: 12/04/2022, 11:00 am
By: Janine Napirca
Homemade chocolate fruits taste much better than at the Christmas market because you can customize them.
In addition, they are cheaper and quicker to make.
Have you already strolled through the Christmas market this year, breathed in the scent of gingerbread, warmed up from the inside with a cozy cup of mulled wine - or mulled gin - and admired the offers in the Christmas market stalls?
If you got a taste for chocolate fruit but don't want to spend so much money on it, you can easily make the fruity chocolate skewers yourself.
It's not difficult at all, it's quick and it might taste even better - because it's tailored to your personal preferences - than at the Christmas market.
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You need the following ingredients for your homemade chocolate fruits like from the Christmas market
You can also make chocolate fruits like those from the Christmas market easily, quickly and much cheaper at home.
Fruits (strawberries, grapes, bananas, apples, pears)
500 grams of chocolate
You also need 15 wooden skewers and a pastry brush for the homemade chocolate fruits like from the Christmas market.
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Preparation: You can easily make chocolate fruits yourself, just like from the Christmas market
Wash the fruit that you want to use for your homemade chocolate fruits like from the Christmas market.
For example, while strawberries and grapes only need to be washed, you should cut bananas, apples and pears into bite-sized pieces.
Take the skewers and stick about five pieces of fruit per skewer.
Unlike at the Christmas market, you can also vary here: It doesn't have to be a complete banana chocolate skewer, if you love strawberries just as much, you can alternate strawberries, banana pieces, strawberries, banana pieces, etc.
You then need to melt the chocolate.
Either you do this using a water bath, by breaking up the chocolate and placing it in a small saucepan that is placed in a larger saucepan of water and heated.
You can also melt chocolate in the microwave.
Brush the fruit skewers with the melted chocolate and place the skewers on a platter or large plate to cool.
You can also place the homemade chocolate fruits on a baking tray to cool, just like at the Christmas market.
If you want, you can also decorate the homemade chocolate fruits with crumbles.