Creamy brie, semi-sweet chocolate, and dried fruit combine for a tasty snack. Serve Chocolate Covered Brie at your next party to complement your cheese tray.
I’ve never been much of a professional football fan. I love college football but I’ve never really found a pro team that draws my interest. My family always watched the college games on Thanksgiving Day so I have fond memories of playing cards and cheering on our favorite teams. I am always up for a good party though and Super Bowl gives a reason to have a party. Since I’ve been in Texas, I’ve been invited to many Super Bowl parties and have had some really fun snacks. Usually there is a cheese and fruit tray along with the chili and chips. One thing that is usually lacking is chocolate.
Not surprisingly, Joan would always make snacks with chocolate for her Super Bowl parties. She usually made muddy buddies of one sort or another: chocolate muddy buddies one year and loaded peanut butter muddy buddies another. Cereal is quite expensive here and imported groceries are unpredictable so I needed another way to add chocolate to our celebrations. We do have lots of imported French foods here and a few days ago the store had French brie on sale. Brie pairs so well with fruit and other sweet things. My sister made a wonderful baked brie with walnuts, raisins and maple syrup. Baked brie is wonderful but a little harder to serve at parties than finger foods. It’s so much easier to grab bite-sized snacks and return to the celebrations than hanging out by the buffet.
Slicing the brie into bite-sized portions before coating it in chocolate makes it really easy to serve at parties. I tried coating some of the pieces all around and just the tops of some others. Being the chocoholic I am, I prefer the fully coated variety. They’re so creamy inside and but you can just coat the tops if you want to save on calories. Adding a slice of dried apricot or some dried cranberries makes the Chocolate Covered Brie a little more sweet or you can top with nuts for a more savory flavor.