Mother’s Day 2018 arrived, and unlike previous years where I had always gifted my sister almond champagne and/or macaroons, I didn’t have anything extravagant to give her this year. However, I had an older recipe on my blog of chocolate covered fruit. Most of the old recipes on this blog are not written, well, the photos are not good, and they are basically cached neglected posts. The recipes themselves, however, are still good! So I decided to revamp my 2013 recipe, and give a new 2018 look.
Below is the recipe for homemade chocolate covered fruit! As a side note, if you do not have time to get all the below ingredients, you can always look for plain vegan chocolate chips in your local store, usually found in the baking aisle. This will work fine, and you can still follow the below instructions for melting in a double boiler.
And so, without further ado…let us begin!
You will need:
- 2 apples
- 2 bananas
- 2 pears
- 1 – 2 cup strawberries
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup vegan, gluten-free chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Optional: 1 tbsp maca powder. This is a super-food and will also give your chocolate a butterscotch flavor!
Slice your fruit up into small bite sized pieces, place on plates or containers and freeze.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. To do this, you fill a deep skillet or pan with a couple cups of water, and place that onto the stove. Turn your stove to low heat, and place a smaller pot with the chocolate inside it. The heated water in the larger pan will melt the chocolate together, without the temperature getting to high and ruining the melted chocolate consistency.
Mix in the rest of the ingredients in the pot until everything is blended and you have a smooth consistency.
Dip the frozen fruits in the chocolate using a toothpick, and place on a tray or plate. The chocolate will freeze right away, but it will be a thin covering. Once all the fruit is dipped, go on in for round two! You should get a pretty good chocolate layer covering the fruit!
Once the fruit is completely covered, roll the fruit in your desired covering, leaving some just plain as well. I used coconut sugar and coconut flakes. I highly recommend using the coconut sugar with the chocolate covered bananas. It tastes delicious!
Once all the fruit is covered, place in an air tight container and put in the freezer. If you e going to eat it right away, keep in the fridge, then serve.