Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I can’t say that I’m too upset that we’re not going out to dinner and a movie like we always did before we had our boys. The packed restaurants, over priced movie tickets and tons of people packed into little spaces… ok maybe it sounds like fun but we’re still staying home anyways. Instead this year we’re going to enjoy a quiet evening together after the boys go to bed and I’m planning on making a few special treats! Originally I was going to make some really pretty chocolate dipped strawberries but when I went to the store to get the strawberries they didn’t look very good. They were kind of a pale red and not pretty so instead I decided to pick up some grapes. I knew I wanted something yummy that my husband would love so I broke out the milk chocolate, toffee bits and my super secret ingredient… jello pudding, lol. Don’t knock it if you’ve never tried it 😉
These turned out to be such a fun little treat. I can’t wait to make the rest of the batch on Valentine’s Day! They were so easy. The freezing of the grapes took the longest but other than that they were done easy peasy!
Milk Chocolate and Toffee Dipped Frozen Grapes
- green grapes washed but not dried off
- 1 package of dry vanilla pudding mix
- milk chocolate for dipping
- Heath's Toffee Bits sold next to the chocolate chips
- parchment paper
- Empty your vanilla pudding mix into a bowl and set aside.
- Wash your grapes and dip them into the vanilla pudding mix while they are still wet so that the dry mix sticks to them.
- Place your frozen grapes onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place into the freezer until frozen solid.
- When your grapes are frozen solid then it's time to melt your milk chocolate in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring in-between each round of microwave time.
- Add about 1 cup of Health Toffee Bits to your food processor if needed to break up any larger pieces of toffee. Pour into a small bowl.
- Remove your grapes from the freezer. Using a toothpick stab one of the ends just enough so you can pick it up. Dip it in your milk chocolate to coat all sides. Roll in your toffee bits and set back on your parchment paper and remove the toothpick.
- Repeat process until your grapes are finished.
- Place back in the freezer until the chocolate is completely frozen again.
- Serve and enjoy frozen!
I didn't list exact amounts for the grapes, chocolate or toffee because it will depend on how many you are planning on making. I tested the recipe with 1 bowl and used about 4 oz of chocolate, about 24 grapes and 1/3 cup crushed up toffee bits.
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