Monday, October 12, 2009

White Chocolate Grapes

These are amazingly addictive and easy to make. Grapes are dipped in white chocolate then peanuts and the result makes a beautiful presentation that is great for appetizers or desserts."

• 2 cups white chocolate chips
• 2 teaspoons shortening
• 1 pound seedless grapes
• 1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts

• Combine the white chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Spread the chopped peanuts out on a piece of waxed paper or a dinner plate.

• Dip clean, dry grapes into the chocolate, then roll in the peanuts. Set on waxed paper until dry. Warm chocolate as needed in the microwave to keep it liquid.

**These were so good, I could have eaten them all before the guests arrived. I melted the chips and then put all of the grapes in the bowl and tossed to coat then spread them onto wax paper and sprinkled finely chopped peanuts over the top. These were a hit!
***These are fantastic! I only dipped about a quarter of the end of the grape in the white chocolate, giving the finished treat the appearance of an acorn. I also used toffee covered peanuts. Although they are good at room temperature, they are even better chilled.
****Try different kinds of nuts

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