Chocolate Valentine’s Fruit

Chocolate Fruit (3)

For Valentine’s Day this year, I treated the kids (and husband!) to decadent chocolate-dipped fruit. You can make these easy treats with the kids as a project, or without them as a sweet surprise!

Chocolate Banana Bites

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Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 and 1/2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Shredded coconut
  1. Peel the bananas and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chocolate chips and canola oil in a bowl; microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth and melted (about 1 and 1/2 minutes total).
  3. Use a fork to dip each banana slice in the chocolate, and then dip into the coconut. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 6 hours.

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 and 1/2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • White sprinkles
  1. Cut the tops from the strawberries and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl at 30 second intervals, until smooth (about 1 and 1/2 minutes total). Stir in the canola oil.
  3. Use a skewer or fork to dip each strawberry in the chocolate. Let the excess drip off, then dip into the sprinkles. You can also use red or pink sprinkles, in place of the white!
  4. Transfer to a plate lined with parchment paper to dry.

Which version did your little Valentine’s like best? Please share in the comments!

 

 

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