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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4. Tropical Fruit.

Chocolate and strawberries. Chocolate and cherries. Chocolate and oranges. Those all all killer combinations, sure, but there are plenty of other fantastic fruits out there to try with chocolate. Try mango, star fruit, papaya, dragon fruit, kiwi or other exotic fruits you can find at your local market.

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5. Jalapeños.

No complicated instructions in this delightful combination of sweet and spicy: just dip the jalapeños in melted chocolate  and transfer to parchment-lined paper so the chocolate can set.

6. Eggplant.

In Italy, they call it Melanzane al Cioccolato, and the fried eggplant is served as a dessert with pine nuts and candied orange peel strewn over it. Click here for a recipe!

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7. Avocado.

Avocado has long been a secret ingredient in healthy and vegan baking, and simply dipping sliced avocado into chocolate is fantastic, too. For best results, dip the avocado in milk chocolate, and transfer the completed ones to the freezer before enjoying.

8. Potato Chips.

It’s not the healthiest combination, of course, but it sure is tasty! You’ll want to either use tongs to dip the chips in the melted chocolate, or use a pastry brush to paint the chocolate on the chips. As usual, transfer the chocolate coated chips to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

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Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe1 years ago

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

Emma S.
Emma S.2 years ago

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

Manuela C.
Manuela C.2 years ago

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

Sheri P.
Sheri P.2 years ago

hmmm, interesting ideas!

Alan Lambert
Alan` Lambert2 years ago

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

Carole f.
Carole f.2 years ago

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

Kay M.
Kay M.2 years ago

not sure about the cheese, but interesting ideas.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams2 years ago


Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson2 years ago

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.

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck2 years ago

Very nice :) Cheers!