Looking for a gift that is elegant looking, easy to do and inexpensive, I decided to dip dried fruit into melted chocolate and present in beautiful crystal stemware that I found at Home Goods and The Christmas Tree Shop.
A pretty wine glass with a simple bow.
I began with a 4 oz. bar of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate
a bag of dried apricots and pineapples and the chocolate bar broken into uniform pieces.
After placing the broken chocolate bar into a bowl, I microwaved for 1 minute at half power, stirred and continued microwaving at 20 second intervals at 30%, stirring each time until melted.
Simply dip each piece of fruit into melted chocolate coating halfway.
Place each piece onto parchment. Allow to set for a few minutes in the refrigerator. I then allowed the tray to sit on the counter for an additional 30 minutes to be sure the chocolate was firm.
A ribbon and a sprig of greenery with berries adds a festive touch.