Melt chocolate according to package instructions, or melt slowly in a double boiler until thin. Do not overcook. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of orange zest to the chocolate, if desired and stir. Dip each grape cluster in chocolate to coat, then place on wax paper to cool.


8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
orange zest, as desired
12 small bunches of red grapes (5 to 7 grapes each)


12 garnishes

Serving Suggestions

Garnish with mint sprigs if desired. Serve as a side decoration with any kind of cheesecake or custard dessert, or present them as a mini-dessert all on their own. All varieties of fresh California grapes can be used.