Turn fresh or dried fruit into a convenient chocolate-dipped treat with Dolci frutta! Simply melt delicious Dolci Frutta® in its microwaveable container, dip your favorite fruits, and set them aside to cool. In minutes, your chocolate-covered confections are ready to delight. And the sweet surprise is this— only 160 calories per serving of five dipped strawberries! In Italian, the words “dolci” (dol´che) and “frutta” (früt´tä) are music to the ears and temptations to the tastebuds, because “dolci” means “sweets” and “frutta” refers to the ripe, fresh fruit of the season. SACO Foods brings these sweet indulgences together for you in Dolci Frutta!
PREPARING THE BERRIES Wash strawberries, blot dry with paper towel and allow to thoroughly air dry. While they are drying, insert a toothpick into each berry through the crown.
MELTING THE WAFERS Melt Dolci frutta wafers in their microwaveable container at 1/2 power (medium). Stir at 30-second intervals during microwaving until Dolci frutta is fully melted and smooth—about 2 minutes. IMPORTANT: melted wafers retain their shape until stirred. DO NOT boil or overheat! Chocolate should only be about 105°F (just warm to the touch) for good dipping consistency.
TAKING THE PLUNGE Holding a berry by the toothpick, dip it about 3/4 of the way into the Dolci Frutta. After dipping, pause for a second to allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. With a twist of the wrist, turn the chocolate-coated strawberry upside-down and insert the toothpick into the styrofoam. Flash cool by placing in a refrigerator for 3-5 minutes to give the best appearance. Additional wafers can be added and the Dolci Frutta mixture reheated if it cools too much.