Monday, February 14, 2011

Fresh Raspberry Chocolate Cups

Happy Valentines Day!

I saw this delicious idea on a great blog that I follow....Purple Chocolat Home  What a great, simple idea.  As Jacqueline suggested I used Ghiradelli chocolate which really worked beautifully with the fruit.  Also I learned something new.  If you put a little vegetable oil in the chocolate while melting that it helps to avoid white spots and/or streaks in the chocolate if it isn't tempered correctly.  I think it also gives the chocolate a nice sheen.  Try it next time you are melting chocolate for dipping or drizzling.

Raspberries with Milk Chocolate
Strawberries with Dark Chocolate
Bananas with Milk Chocolate


1 cup chocolate chips (milk or semi-sweet)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 container of fresh raspberries
6 large strawberries (sliced into eigths)
1 large banana sliced 1/4-1/2 inch thick slices


Place the chips and the oil in a microwave safe bowl.  Melt in the microwave for one minute - stir even though it doesn't look like it needs it - or it will scorch!!!  Melt another 20-30 seconds.  Stir again and keep stirring until all of the chips are melted.  Place chocolate in a disposable frosting bag (or a ziploc bag) and cut the tip (or corner) off with a scissors.  Squeeze a little chocolate into the bottom of the cup.  Place 3 fresh raspberries in each cup (2 if they are huge, but 3 is prettier), pressing down slightly into chocolate. If using strawberries stand up 4-1/8 slices pressing into chocolate to make a teepee shape and for bananas press one slice into chocolate. Drizzle chocolate onto the tops of the fruit.  Place in fridge to set the chocolate.


  1. Ok, I am off to the store to get some more fruit! You have inspired me! I haven't ever done strawberries or bananas this way and they look fantastic and I am sure they tasted great too as you said they flew off the plates. Everything looks so great. What a fun birthday party! Thanks for giving me a shout out too. I love it when someone makes something I have posted about and I love to make theirs too.
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!XOXO

  2. Thanks Jaqueline! Happy Valentine's Day to you too. I think these will definitely be a regular dessert at our family get togethers. As I mentioned on your blog the raspberry/milk chocolate combo were the favorite I think although everything was gone on the platter so I'm thinking we can't go wrong with fruit and chocolate period!

  3. Oh My GOSH! I am just seeing this now! I want to try to this badly. Maybe for Lainie's family party. I think it will be a BIG hit!

  4. Leslie, it would be a perfect dessert for Lainie's b-day party. Use good chocolate!

  5. I am making these today for Matt's birthday. We are having a small gathering of family over to celebrate. I'm using Bananas and strawberries.


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