Chocolate Grapes

This is the perfect Valentine's dessert.  You can pop them in the mouth without guilt AND they are deliciously easy.  ENJOY!

1 lb cold, firm seedless grapes, stems removed
4 oz 60% semisweet chocolate, melted in double boiler
1 to 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

Dry the grapes well and place them in a bowl large enough to toss them easily.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the chocolate to the grapes about 1 Tbsp at a time, stirring well with a spatula, carefully scraping the sides of the bowl and folding through the center of the grapes to coat all of them evenly.

When the chocolate begins to set, using a small strainer, sprinkle the cocoa powder little by little over the surface.  Gently toss or stir the grapes as you sift continuing to add the cocoa powder until al of the grapes are coated and separated.  Spread on the prepared sheet.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the chocolate is set, or for up to 1 day.

Heather Poast