Finger Food Desserts
for a Romantic Picnic

A Fruit Platter

When it comes to finger food desserts a fruit platter is one of the easiest and tastiest . Cut any fruit you like into mouthful size pieces. Include grapes, watermelon, honeydew melon, peaches, apricots (fresh or dried), dates,nuts or cheeses.

Some fruit is more likely to discolour than others. Apples, pears and bananas are notorious for this. If you want to use these fruits in your platter soak them in lemon juice first. This helps to preserve their colour.

Make up your fruit platter in a plastic dish with a lid to take so it is easy to carry.

Here are some other ideas for yummy finger food to take on a romantic picnic.

Other Delicious Desserts

Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

Chocolate Strawberries

One of the easiest finger food desserts to make and so romantic to eat.

  • 1 punnet of strawberries
  • 125gms dark or milk chocolate
  • P1 packet of wooden skewers or toothpicks
  • Skewer strawberries at the stalk end with wooden skewers.
  • Dip ends of strawberries in chocolate.
  • Lay them on baking paper and refrigerate to set.
  • Pack them into plastic containers to take on the picnic.

What could be easier

Threading the strawberries on a skewer makes them so much easier to dip and to eat.

Rum Balls with Orange

Rum Balls
  • 50g pitted prunes, roughly chopped
  • 40ml rum
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 65g butter, chopped
  • 125g scotch finger biscuits
  • 40g roasted hazelnuts
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 25g flaked almonds, finely chopped

Heat prunes and rum in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl, over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted.
Chop the biscuits, hazelnuts and prunes finely and add to the chocolate mix with the orange zest. Refrigerate until firm enough to shape.
Line a tray with baking paper. Place almonds in a shallow bowl. Roll the mixture into balls. Coat each ball with chopped almonds place on the tray.
Makes about 20 balls

Almond and Mascarpone Stuffed Dates

Stuffed Dates
  • 20 whole dates
  • 20 whole smoked almonds
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese

Cut a slit into each date. Carefully remove the stone.

Use a teaspoon and a blunt knife to fill each date with mascarpone.

Push the almonds on to the top of the mascarpone

A delicious snack to end a meal.

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