Anything tastes good covered in chocolate, right? This collection of awesome chocolate-dipped confections is enough to satisfy anyone's chocolate craving. These treats easily become great food gifts to bring to neighbors, parties, and teachers. Elevate the great flavors of fruits like strawberries and apricots or simple snacks like pretzel sticks and cookies by simply dipping them in chocolate.
Dark Chocolate-Covered StrawberriesThese classic chocolate-covered strawberries will never go out of style.
Elsa's Chocolate-Dipped MacaroonsThese macaroons are the most delicious we've ever tasted in the Sunset Test Kitchen. The recipe comes from Karen Dannenbaum of Topanga, California, who inherited it from her mother, Elsa, an outstanding cook.
Chocolate Banana BitesIf you're craving something sweet, try Chocolate Banana Bites. These freezer treats are delightful frozen or thawed.
Chocolate-Dipped ApricotsYou'll need to wait at least 2 weeks after starting the Blenheim Apricot Liqueur to make this boozy bonus from the strained fruit. If the apricots you use are on the small side, you'll need another half recipe of the chocolate mixture for dunking.
Chocolate-and-Pistachio BiscottiKevin Sbraga varies these wonderful nutty biscotti, sometimes dipping them in melted dark chocolate for an extra layer of flavor.
Chocolate-Strawberry Licorice BitesIf Twizzlers make you think of lazy childhood afternoons and fun nights at the movies, then this recipe is a must-make for you. Upgrade the classic strawberry sweet with a decadant chocolate drizzle tonight.
Chocolate-Dipped ClementinesThe tart citrus flavor of clementines mixes perfectly with the decadent flavor of chocolate.
Chocolate and Sea Salt Fig LollipopsA quick chill between dunks in chocolate ensures that the skewers stick to the figs. You'll need 12 flat bamboo skewers* (1/4 in. wide and 3 1/2 in. long) or wooden coffee stirrers cut to this size; paper or plastic ones slide out.
Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread FingersThese shortbread cookies have a double dose of chocolate and are the perfect pickup party bites.
Chocolate-Covered BananasBananas get a fun upgrade when they're dunked in chocolate and slathered in sprinkles.
Chocolate-Dipped Hazelnut Shortbread HeartsInstead of the traditional triangle or square shapes, this easy shortbread dough is rolled and cut into heart shapes and then dipped in chocolate and nuts.
Chocolate-Dipped Fortune CookiesFortune cookies get a little luckier when dunked in decadently smooth chocolate.
Chocolate-Dipped Almond ShortbreadSatisfy your sweet and salty cravings in one bite with these Chocolate-Dipped Almond Shortbread treats.
Chocolate-Dipped Banana BitesChocolate is a rich source of metabolism-boosting monounsaturated fatty acids and bananas are the richest source of Resistant Starch making this dessert a weight-loss winner.
Chocolate-Dipped Praline PretzelsThese pretzel sticks get a serious upgrade when paired with chocolate and pralines.
Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Meringue CookiesUse food coloring gel in a squeeze bottle or a food-safe paintbrush to make lines in the piping bag. Once meringues are cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
Crunchy Chocolate-Dipped ApricotsDress up dried fruit for just pennies with Crunchy Chocolate-Dipped Apricots. The bite-sized treat is perfect when you're craving a taste of sweetness and easy to grab on the go!
Chocolate-Dipped MarshmallowsLeave the s'mores to the kiddos. Treat yourself to fresh marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with sweet and savory delights like coconut or pistachios. As for the topping you'll pick, the options are as broad as your imagination.
Chocolate Dipped PretzelsPeanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are a salty, sweet pick-up dessert that's just as ideal for a snack as it is for a party.
Homemade Chocolate-Dipped CaramelsThe hot caramel mixture needs to be poured immediately after stirring in vanilla, so be sure to butter your pan ahead of time.
Chocolate-Dipped Almond MeringuesDress up these almond-flavored meringue cookies by dipping half of each cookie in a glaze of melted chocolate.
Chocolate-Granola Apple WedgesIf you can't find Braeburn apples, Gala or Fuji varieties also stand up to dipping and add a touch more sweetness.
Swoon PiesSwoon Pies are our take on the iconic marshmallow-filled pastry. This one has tender graham cookies dipped in chocolate and a few special toppings.
Candied Citrus PeelsBlanching the peels three times helps remove their bitterness. The peels are delicious on their own, but dipping them in chocolate makes them extra-special.
Cordial CherriesBrandy-soaked cherries can be left in the freezer for up to two days before you dip them into the chocolate.