I’m going to admit something to you… I have a fail safe party secret which ALWAYS works… I mean ALWAYS! Chocolate covered anything! Some people resort to chips and dip, I resort to chocolate and it has never failed me yet. So the next time you get the urge to entertain, try covering these foods in chocolate. Trust me, you’ll thank me later!
Chocolate covered cherries
Super easy and absolutely delicious. Cover these beauties in white or dark chocolate and you won’t be able to eat just one. Serve them in a martini glass for a beautiful presentation.
Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hold on to your hats! As if ice cream sandwiches weren’t enough, now you can dip them in delicious milk or dark chocolate for an added special touch and what’s a party if you don’t make your guests feel special. Just make your sandwiches and freeze for four hours. Melt chocolate and quickly dip the sandwiches in the chocolate and put back in the freezer. I placed all my sandwiches on parchment paper in the freezer. The sandwiches picture above were for a dinner party we had a few weeks back. I also dipped them in bacon and peanuts…. yes, I’m crazy!
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
I know, I know… pure sin! However, chocolate covered potato chips seem to have a great combination of the “salty and sweet” that people enjoy. Plus, it’s unique and who doesn’t want to do something “out of the box” at a party?! Trust me, your guests may look at you funny initially, but they’ll be praising your efforts after they try it! Just brush a little chocolate on a thick potato chip. I suggest using the kettle brand or the rippled versions. I wouldn’t dip the chips, a light brushing seems to have a nice effect without overpowering the chip as dipping may do.
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Hold on to your hats! What’s the hottest food trend? Chocolate covered bacon, of course! I prefer to brush my bacon with chocolate instead of dipping it. I find that brushing it gives it just the right balance. Although some people fully dip the bacon and love it! You’ll have to try it yourself and discover your preference! Just make your bacon as you normally would. I prefer to bake mine and for an added sweetness, I sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar on the bacon before placing it in the oven.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This classic will never fail you. You can ask my friends, no one has ever NOT had chocolate covered strawberries at least once while hanging out at my house. Simply put, they are the magic dessert that always seems to look beautiful and taste sensational. I prefer to dip my strawberries in dark chocolate, it’s the best combination of wonderfully sweet strawberries with a slightly bitter taste of the dark chocolate. Pure perfection!! And if you really want to go crazy, stuff the strawberries with cheesecake filling. Your guests will never forget it!! Here’s the recipes.