I guess I’m on a healthy snack kick lately. When summer comes along, I get a little fruit-crazy. I like most fruit these days, but I like ALL FRUIT when it’s dipped in chocolate. To help with portion control (foreign words to me!), you can create these chocolate dipped fruit bites!
To make your own you’ll need:
- assorted fruit (sliced, hulled, peeled, etc.)
- wood skewers (soak them first to avoid splitting wood)
- white chocolate
- milk chocolate
- vegetable oil
Start by peeling, slicing, and/or hulling your fruit. Skewer each piece of fruit individually. Place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and let chill in the freezer for 15-30 minutes.
While it’s chilling, use this time to catch up on episodes of The Bachelorette. Or if you’re in my boat with a little bebe, an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
In separate bowls, melt 1 cup of milk chocolate and 1 cup of white chocolate. Melt at 30 second intervals in the microwave. Once melted, pour a splash of vegetable oil to help the chocolate stay smooth and sheen.
Remove the fruit from the freezer and dip each piece. Because the fruit is cold, the chocolate will set fairly quickly allowing you to dip in the other chocolate flavor should you choose. And oh, you will choose.
Next step? Devour. And don’t even think twice about the guilt. It’s fruit, for cryin’-out-loud. That’s healthy in my book.
photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel