Chocolate Fruit Delights

A great option for children’s parties, or any celebration for that matter, is chocolate covered fruit! The best of both worlds, am I right?fruit dessert healthy dessert

This is so simple, it doesn’t really need a recipe as such, but will just explain how I made these so instead of just drooling over the picture, you can make them yourself!

FOR THE CHOCOLATE COATED BANANAS- 

WHAT YOU NEED:

4 bananas

1/2 cup of dark chocolate (chocolate chips are easy or just a good quality chocolate.)

1 Tablespoon of coconut oil.

8 Paddle pop sticks or some kind of skewer

HOW TO DO IT:

1. Line a tray with baking paper. Peel and cut your bananas in half, inserting the paddle pop or skewer into the banana. Put them on the tray, cover with some wrap, and place the tray in the freezer for about three hours. ( Note – If you have smaller children – cut your bananas into smaller pieces)

2. After three hours, you are ready to coat these bad boys! Melt your chocolate. Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water on the stove. Add in the Tablespoon of Coconut oil to improve the consistency. Stir until melted.

3. Swirl your banana around in the melted chocolate until it is coated all over. Place back on the baking paper tray and return to the freezer. They are better when they are really frozen solid – almost taste like paddle pops! Can be kept in the freezer for a few days – not sure how long really, they never make it past a couple of days here!!

**If your chocolate begins to harden during the process, just pop it back over the heat again.

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Be careful of sneaky little hands!!

**You could also dip your banana in some desiccated coconut, or crushed nuts straight after you have coated them in chocolate.

 FOR CHOCOLATE COATED STRAWBERRIES – healthy easter

These don’t need to be frozen – simply melt chocolate, dip your strawberries in and swirl around to coat them, pop them on a tray lined with baking paper and into the fridge to set. **Again, you can also dip them in some coconut or crushed nuts straight after you have coated them in chocolate, before it sets.

FOR STRAWBERRY / BANANA COMBO – 

**These really need to be eaten that day, or the banana will go brown and yucky.

Chop a strawberry in half, and a chunk of banana, and thread onto a toothpick. Dip the long side into some melted chocolate, pop onto a tray lined with baking paper and into the fridge.

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