Edible Arrangments fruit basket (made yourself)

Have you ever heard of Edible Arrangments? A very popular and creative basket made of fruits, a great alternative to giving a healthy gift to your loved ones instead of the same ol things such as flowers and a box of chocolate.

Though beautiful, popular and very fun to eat. Some don't get it due to its expensive prices. A fruit basket such as the one pictured above that can be made at home for about $10 - $20 at absolute most, this would cost you upward of $70 at Edible Arrangments.  More than triple the amount it would cost to make. Don't get me wrong, for those not willing to put in the work to make your own, Edible Arrangments is a sure place to get them, as they are the best in this field, their fruit baskets are spot on. But for those willing to put in just a little work and doing it yourself, it will save you lots of money and made with lots of love is often much better than just buying it in the store.

Take a look at how its done...

Edible Arrangments fruit basket (made yourself )
Servings: 2 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Total time: 45 min
Source: Elsie Da Silva

1 pack skewers
red grapes
8oz meltable milk chocolate or white chocolate
1/2 tsp butter
sprinkles, crushed graham crackers, crushed nuts etc.
(Feel free to swap any of these fruits for something else you like more)

As with Edible Arrangments, your fruit basket can be done in any size vase. Here we made it in a tall mug. Wash all of your fruit and set it aside to dry. Your fruit can be arranged a number of creative ways. On a skewer arrange all the fruit however you like. Mix and match  until you like what you see. Using your knife carve out shapes into your meatier fruits such as in this case the cantaloupe and pineapple.

As you notice in the picture above, some fruits are carved into a heart others into flowers, others into moon shaped pieces, circles etc. Go ahead and try, carve pieces into triangles, circles, squares, stars, hearts and whatever else you may want.

Once you've got your perfect cut pieces, put them on the skewers. Leaving for last your strawberries which will be dipped in chocolate.

In a small bowl pour out your sprinkles and into a small pot place your milk chocolate and butter, on low heat cook until all melted. With your strawberries on a skewer stick, dip the tip into the chocolate  and then into the sprinkles then set aside to cool and harden. Once hardened add it to your fruit basket.

To go an extra mile, add in cute things like the big purple butterfly in this basket (search your local dollar store for these cute little touches to the basket.) Wrap it in thick plastic and tie it with a bow to finish the entire look.

Remember this is a perishable item. Make sure to keep it refrigerated until you give it to the person as a gift.

From my kitchen to yours
God Bless


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