In light of my dislike of this day, I thought I would sweeten it up a few notches. As I wrote about on Monday, I made Chocolate Fondue on Valentine's Day. We only used about half of what the recipe made, and I had a tub of leftover Chocolate Fondue in my fridge. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, and then it hit me like a lightening rod - CHOCOLATE COVERED DRIED CRANBERRIES! Yes, it was that loud in my mind.
I wasn't really sure how well this would work, but I thought I would give it a shot.
|Dried, sweetened cranberries and reheated Chocolate Fondue|
|Clusters of dried cranberries|
|Cranberry clusters with a dollop of Chocolate Fondue on top|
I know, you're questioning whether or not these look appetizing... they don't, but bear with me. I threw them in the fridge until they were cold and here's what they looked like:
Yes, even less appetizing - and messy! The Chocolate Fondue didn't really solidify as well as it seemed to when it was in a tub in the fridge. These little guys were VERY messy and difficult to get off of the parchment paper. However, they tasted amazing!
I tried another little mini experiment with these guys: I popped them in the freezer. They were much less messy and still tasted really good.
I'm not really sure if I should give this whole experiment a pass of a fail... definitely a pass on the taste, but a fail on the execution. Oh well, next time we will just have to eat more of the fondue the first time around!