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8 Unusual Foods to Dip in Chocolate (Slideshow)

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8 Unusual Foods to Dip in Chocolate (Slideshow)


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.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:50AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

Yummmmmm... Some of these sound really good, - some not so much!!

9:47AM PST on Nov 19, 2013

Just what I needed - a load of new excuses...

1:02PM PDT on Nov 1, 2013

Interesting. Tried the potato chips and the tropical fruit, and it's awesome!

5:10PM PDT on Oct 29, 2013

hmmm, interesting ideas!

7:52PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

I've had mint leaves PAINTED with chocolate. They were awesome.

5:26PM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

my mom would agree chocolate is great on anything, but that chocolate dipped in more chocolate is the best way to eat it!!

6:39PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

not sure about the cheese, but interesting ideas.

5:01PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013


2:15PM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Chocolate and just about anything.

Am going to try the eggplant one. I haven't had too much eggplant so with will be a yummy way to do it.

11:57AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

Very nice :) Cheers!

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Thanks Ashlyn for the great info-graphic. Great suggestions!


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