Break up a bar of chocolate (or two or three...) into small pieces and melt slowly over a gentle heat. We have a little pot which sits over a tealight and it's ideal for this job...
While the choc is melting, get your dipping ingredients ready. We used dried apricots and dried figs which DS10 won at the After School Bingo Evening last week - click here for an account of 'one of the best days' of his life ;) DD8 cut the figs and apricots in half, as they were rather big.
Or how about some dates, which you can fill with a little piece of marcipan?
Once that lovely, lovely choc is melted, get dipping!
DD8 dipped some Danish 'pebernødder' (small, crunch, spicy, Christmas biscuits) too. Mmm!
Put the dipped pieces on to some greaseproof paper and leave them to dry. If you can resist them, that is. We also made a few Top Hats: marshmallows, dab of chocolate, M+M on the top.
Once they're dry, all that's left to do is a) lick the bowl, b) arrange the goodies on a platter, and c) get ready to wow your Christmas guests ;D
Bon appétit and hope you have a simply super Saturday! :)