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Chocolate Dipped Prunes & Almonds

Chocolate Dipped Prunes & Almonds

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

cup soft vanilla icing
12 almonds, blanched and chopped finely
12 large pitted prunes
200g premium cooking chocolate

METHOD

Mix vanilla icing with chopped almonds
Fill each prune with icing mixture and refrigerate
Break chocolate into pieces and place in a 1 litre ovenable glass jug
Microwave, uncovered on Medium (50%) for 1 minute
Stir. Repeat the process in 30 second bursts until chocolate has melted
Dip chilled prunes into melted chocolate and coat well
Place chocolate coated prunes on a flat plate covered with baking paper to set
Serve on a platter with bite sized pieces of fresh fruit such as papaya, pineapple and orange segments

TIPS: Macadamia nuts may be substituted for almonds.
To melt chocolate on the stovetop places pieces of chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Bring a small quantity of water to the boil in a saucepan remove from the heat and place the bowl firmly on the top. Stir chocolate until melted, 4 6 mi


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