Fruit Platter and Dips
I like to cover my platter with washed and dried leaf lettuce Then I just arrange a selection of whatever is in season and looks good. Today I used fresh pineapple, purple seedless grapes, strawberries, orange slices, and blackberries.
3 c semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 c heavy cream
2 T corn syrup
1 t instant coffee powder
1 t vanilla
Combine these ingredients in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler) stirring occasionally until melted, smooth, and glossy. You may add a few tablespoons more cream to reach desired thickness. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
16 oz softened cream cheese
16 oz marshmallow fluff or cream
2 t vanilla
Beat together with an electric mixer until well blended and serve. Sometimes I add lemon or lime juice. I have added orange juice and I have added cinnamon. Just whatever sounds good with the fruit you are using will work.