Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Fruit Arrangement |

My Husband LOVES Fruit and has a new found love for DARK chocolate.

Because of this I looked into ordering him an edible arrangement for Valentines, but they were very pricey, so I thought I would attempt to make my own.

It worked our well and was fairly simple. On top of that he LOVED it and it was a great Valentine's Day gift!

Here is how I made mine:

Food Items that you will need --> 1 Pineapple, 1 Cantaloupe, 1 pack of seedless grapes, Straberries, Leaf Lettuce and a pack of chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate).


Supplies you will need --> Flower pot, Floral Foam, Wooden Skewers, Flower Shape Cookie Cutter and a Melon Baller.

Steps:

1. Slice pineapple as seen in photo (into 6-7 slices)

2. Use cookies cutter to make shapes.

3. Cut cantaloupe in half, clean out the seeds, and use the melon baller to create mellon balls.

4. Place pineapple and mellon shapes on skewers and arrange them evenly in the pot.

5. Slice the tops of the strawberries and stick them on the wooden skewers. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in a glass measuring cup (easy to dunk in) and then dip the strawberries in the chocolate. Place them on a wax paper lined tray in the fridge for 10mins to firm up.

6. Place 5-6 grapes on each skewer (make as many as you think you will need for the size of your pot.

7. Fill in the edge of the pot with leaf lettuce to cover the floral foam before placing your strawberries in the pot.

8. Place your strawberries in the arrangement and then fill in around all of the fruit with leaf lettuce to hide the floral foam and the skewers.

9. Be sure to keep the arrangement in the fridge until serving - and be sure to make these the same day you wish to serve them.


Ben with his fruit arrangement - it was SO yummy!

Tasting the chocolate covered strawberries!

These fruit arrangements also make great centrepieces for the table and are yummy treats to pick at throughout the evening.
Consider having a fruit dip and even a chocolate fondue pot to go with the arrangement. This way you can leave the arrangements out on the table longer as if they don't have chocolate on them directly they won't melt.

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