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Chocolate Covered Frozen Fruit Bites Recipe

These delicious frozen chocolate covered fruit bites are perfect for an adorable no bake treat on a holiday party tray, after school snack, or kids party.

These adorable chocolate covered fruits are Vegetarian, Dairy-​Free, Gluten-​Free.

They are so simple to make and don’t take a whole lot of time, just a bit of space in the freezer. These are so cute and so easy.

We have some great tips for melting chocolate and making this process as simple as possible. The most difficult part of this recipe is getting the chocolate to the correct consistency for dipping the frozen fruit into.

Chocolate Fruit Bites

What Fruit Tastes Good Dipped in Chocolate?

A wide variety of fruits taste delicious dipped in melted chocolate. Here are a few popular choices for the best chocolate dipped fruit.

  1. Strawberries
  2. Bananas
  3. Raspberries
  4. Blueberries
  5. Orange Slices
  6. Pineapple Slices
  7. Kiwi
  8. Apple Slices
  9. Grapes
  10. Melon Slices
  11. Blackberries
Fruits That Can Be Dipped In Chocolate

Should you Freeze Fruit Before Dipping in Chocolate?

You can freeze fruit before dipping it in chocolate. Frozen fruit is easy to use when trying to make chocolate covered fruit. There are a few challenges that can arise from using cold or frozen fruit. One of the first challenges is keeping the chocolate properly melted, frozen fruit will make the melted chocolate harden faster. You will need to work quickly with frozen fruit and chocolate.

The fruit and chocolate will need to kept frozen after it is dipped and put together. If the chocolate covered frozen fruit is left out, if will start to quickly sweat and melt as the fruit comes up to room temperature. Be sure to keep the snacks in the freezer until you are ready to consume them.

These Delicious Frozen Chocolate Fruit Bites Are The Perfect After School Snack Offering A Healthy Dose Of Fruit, Peanut Butter, And Delicious Dark Chocolate.

How Long Does it Take to Melt Dark Chocolate on the Stove?

Dark chocolate melts on the stove in 3-5 minutes with constant stirring. The double boiler method is the a quick and easy method to use when melting dark chocolate on the stove. This method can be achieved in a few simple steps:

  1. Place a saucepan with a few inches of water on the stove.
  2. Heat water to boiling
  3. Place a slightly smaller heat safe bowl on the top of the saucepan
  4. The indirect heat will begin to heat the bowl
  5. Place the chopped pieces of dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips in the bowl
  6. Stir constantly for 3-5 minutes until the chocolate is melted.
  7. Carefully remove the top bowl from the stove
  8. Work quickly to avoid the chocolate hardening as it starts to cool.
  9. Repeat the process if the chocolate needs to be remelted.

Why Did My Chocolate Burn in the Microwave?

Chocolate burns in the microwave due to high heat and not being stirred. Chocolate burns quickly and should not be heated above 115 F. The melting point for chocolate is 86 F. Chocolate will seize and become clumpy when it gets too hot. If this happens, a small amount of coconut oil can be added to thin the chocolate out.

To avoid chocolate burning in the microwave use the appropriate power level on the microwave. The package of the chocolate should have instructions for the power level. Make sure you take the chocolate out and stir at 30 second intervals. Keep a close eye on the chocolate and if it starts to clump or become grainy, it needs to be removed from the heat.

Chocolate Fruit Bites

How do you Rescue Burnt Chocolate?

You can rescue burnt chocolate by adding in a few more chocolate pieces, or adding in oil. Add in a few chocolate pieces and gently stir them into the seized chocolate. This should begin to thin the chocolate out. If the extra chocolate is not effective, try adding in a spoonful of coconut oil. The fat in the oil will help thin the chocolate out again.

Be careful when adding in the oil. Too much extra fat added into the chocolate can make the chocolate soft and affect the ability for it to harden.

If the chocolate has a burned taste after it is thinned out, the chocolate will need to be thrown away. You cannot save the chocolate taste once it has been badly burned. Most of the time chocolate is only starting to seize and the flavor will not be badly altered. If the chocolate has been badly burned and tastes like it, throw it out.

Chocolate Fruit Bites Recipe:

This is a very easy recipe. Here’s some tips:

Be SURE to place parchment paper (or a silicone mat) underneath the fruit bites before freezing them on the cookie sheet.

The dark chocolate should be 60% cocoa or higher. Even 100% dark chocolate is fine for these chocolate covered fruit bites.

Keep these snack bites in the freezer. If they stay at room temperature, they will begin to sweat and melt.

These snack bites can be frozen for up to 3 months if frozen properly. To freeze these long term, place them on a baking sheet and freeze solid. Remove them from the freezer and place in a ziplock freezer bag. Label the freezer bag and keep in freezer for up to 3 months.

Instructions:

  • Chop the banana and strawberries into slices
  • Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spread one half of the fruit with peanut butter.
  • Make all of the fruit into little peanut butter sandwiches and place in the freezer for one hour.
  • Melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir in between until all of the chocolate is completely melted. (you could also melt it on the stove top using the double boiler method if you prefer)

Melted Dark Chocolate For Dipping The Fruit In.

  1. Take the fruit out of the freezer and dip it into the bowl of dark chocolate until one side is covered.
  2. Place the chocolate covered fruit back onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  3. Continue repeating this step until all of the fruit is covered with chocolate and chopped nuts.
  4. Place back in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is hardened.
  5. Take out of freezer and enjoy!
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Chocolate Covered Fruit Bites Printable Recipe:

Below is our printable recipe card with all the details you need to complete this process. It’s so simple and your kids will absolutely love these. So will your grown up family members.

Chocolate Covered Fruit Bites Recipe
Yield: 20 servings

Chocolate Covered Fruit Bites Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

These delicious frozen chocolate covered fruit bites are perfect for an adorable no bake treat on a holiday party tray, after school snack, or kids party.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions

  1. Chop the banana and strawberries into slices
  2. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and spread one half of the fruit with peanut butter
  3. Make all of the fruit into little peanut butter sandwiches and place in the freezer for one hour
  4. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at time stirring in between (you could also melt it on the stove top if you prefer using the double boiler method)
  5. Take the fruit out of the freezer and dip it into the bowl of chocolate until one side is covered, place the chocolate covered fruit back onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with chopped nuts
  6. Continue repeating this step until all of the fruit is covered with chocolate and chopped nuts
  7. Place back in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate is hardened
  8. Take out of freezer and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

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April J Harris (@apriljharris)

Monday 14th of September 2015

I can't get over how quickly the year is flying by either! What lovely snacks! Your Chocolate Fruit Bites look so delicious. Shared. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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Monday 14th of September 2015

Thank you for the visit April. These are yummy snacks!

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