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Chocolate Dipped Autumn Grapes

Chocolate Dipped Grapes at Sensible Gardening and Living

We live in wine country with grapes growing all around us. Most of the grapes grown in the vineyards  are used in the wine industry but it is always fun to grow some for ourselves  just for the pleasure of eating.

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Pumpkin Time / Sensible Gardening and Living

We grow a seedless, sweet green grape called “Himrod”. The grapes mature in the fall and are sweetest after we start getting a few cold nights under our belt.  Beautiful loose clusters hang from the grape vines behind a 7 foot fence to try and keep the deer out. They always manage to get some of  them.

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Grape Vines / Sensible Gardening and Living

The fall is also when we harvest the honey from our apiary. You’ve really not tasted honey until you’ve eaten it fresh from the hive.

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Honey Comb / Sensible Gardening and Living

Loving chocolate as much as we do, when I first tried this recipe we were in heaven, (recipe is from a dear friend). It is so simple but totally delicious. These chocolate covered grapes actually go very well with a nicely chilled white wine.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of of red or green seedless grapes, stemmed

1/2 cup of semisweet dark chocolate chips

1Tbsp honey

2Tbsp cocoa powder

DIRECTIONS:

Wash and dry grapes. Melt chocolate chips in pan over low heat or in a double boiler. Stir constantly.

Remove chocolate from heat and stir in honey.

Once chocolate has cooled to room temperature gently stir in grapes to coat.

Place chocolate covered graped on wax paper  and sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve.

 

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