If it’s Valentine’s Day or any other day, be sure to invite your sweethearts to help in the kitchen as you let your imagination run wild dipping all manner of goodies in rich, velvety dark chocolate. Dried and fresh fruits work great, but so do nuts, chips, crackers and cookies. Serves 8Dried fruit, such as papaya, mango, pitted dates or sour cherries2. In a small pot, heat chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until just melted, 2 to 3 minutes. 3.