Party tip: set up a "make your own truffles" bar! Make the truffles in advance, then provide guests with a selection of toppings and allow them to create their own chocolate confections. This is perfect for cocktail parties or served as dessert following a sit-down dinner.
From Laurie Flarity-White, promoter of small farmers through the UMCOR Coffee Project with First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Washington, and promoter of solar cars.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Serves one (16 oz.)
Prepare your dippables by chopping them into bite-sized cubes (except bananas). Place in refrigerator.
Heat 1/2 cup of cream over medium heat in a non- reactive pot until it comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and add in chopped Equal Exchange chocolate bars. Allow them to melt for 3 or 4 minutes and then whisk chocolate and cream mixture together. Add chopped almonds and stir (optional).
Transfer melted chocolate to a fondue pot and serve. If mixture starts to become more solid you can add additional cream, 1 tablespoon at a time to bring it to your desired consistency.