Chocolate Dipped Fruit on a Stick, KID FRIENDLY!

Chocolate

 

Ok, admittedly this recipe doesn’t involve flowers directly, but the way you arrange this kid-friendly recipe from Family Fresh Cooking makes it look like an edible arrangement (and it is!). Dads: have the kids help make these for a great (and personal) Mother’s Day snack:

 

 

 

Chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Mom’s favourite Chocolate (about 1 ounce per person)
  • Mom’s favourite fruits: dried, fresh etc. A mix of fruit is fun. think beyond strawberries.
  • Mom’s favourite toppings: Sprinkles, Toasted Nuts, Coarse Sugar, Stevia Granules, Brown Sugar, Maple Sugar, Cacao Nibs, etc.
  • Mom’s favourite spices: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cayenne, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pie Spice, All Spice

Tip: If you use larger fruits such as bananas or apples, simply cut to bite sized pieces before you dip. Not rocket science and that makes it all the more fun.

Chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry all fruit. If you are using any large fruit (apples, bananas), be sure to cut them into bite sized pieces. Have toppings handy in small bowls.
  2. In a medium sauce pan bring 1 inch of water to a rolling boil.
  3. Put desired amount of chocolate in a heat safe metal bowl. This bowl is going to nest inside the saucepan, be sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water inside.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and put chocolate nesting bowl on top of the saucepan. Chocolate will gradually melt. Stir with a spatula and add Stevia or any spices. TIP: Leave chocolate over simmering water bath while you dip fruit so it does not harden.
  5. Pierce berries and other fruits onto skewers, dip in chocolate. If the pieces of fruit are large enough you can gently dip holding with your fingers. Roll in toppings.
Helpful Tips:
  • Use your favorite chocolate to melt. Some melt better than others. You need to experiment. I love unsweetened dark 99% cacao and I sweeten it to taste with stevia powder or drops.
  • Spice or don’t spice, up to you and your taste preference.
  • I like the bain marie (water bath) method to melt chocolate. This is the most gentle way to melt it. If you prefer the microwave you can do that too.

Note: some fruits (like mandarin slices) may not stay on the skewers, but that’s okay! Just arrange them on a plate or in a bowl for Mom to enjoy!

Enjoy!

Love,

Your friends at Flower Blog

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