From salty snacks to cooling herbs, tangy dairy to spicy veggies, it’s hard to go wrong when it comes to pairing chocolate. Click through to check out some interesting and unusual things for your next fondue dinner, holiday party, or date night. Have your own favorite unusual thing to dip in chocolate? Tell us about it in the comments!
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1. Goat Cheese and Brie.
Tangy goat cheese and rich dark chocolate are an odd, but perfect, pair. The trick here is to freeze the cheese before cutting it into smaller pieces and coating in chocolate. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to let the chocolate set before eating.
2. Mint Leaves.
Mint and chocolate are a classic combination, so why not get straight to the source of the flavor? Though mint leaves are delicate — you’ll want to use tweezers to dip them in melted chocolate if you don’t have steady hands — it’s not as difficult as it sounds. Immediately transfer chocolate-dipped leaves to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and stick ‘em in the freezer for about 30 minutes. They’re a fantastic addition to ice cream, cakes, and fruit salads.