How To Make Healthy Snacks For Kids Using Chocolate

How To Make Healthy Snacks For Kids Using Chocolate

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Frozen chocolate covered bananas

Chocolate is one sweet treat that the kids definitely love. However, if you are giving it to them it is important to make sure they are getting it in just small doses so as not to over-engage their sweet tooth. You can do this by incorporating healthy ingredients into chocolate-based snacks so they get some nutritional value as well.

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Frozen chocolate covered bananas

 

Frozen chocolate covered bananas

This is one sweet treat that the kids will love because the recipe is very easy.

Melt ¾ cup of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips by microwaving for a minute as you keep stirring. Peel 3 bananas and insert Popsicle sticks through them. Cover every one of them with the melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle atop with shredded coconut, then put them on a baking sheet and freeze for about 2 hours until frozen. They can be stored for about a week in an airtight container.

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Chocolate Fondue

 

Chocolate Fondue

Put vanilla, salt, espresso, cream, and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave the ingredients on medium while stirring after every 20 seconds until everything melt and is mixed. Place the chocolate mixture in serving bowl with fruit servings. Use bamboo skewers or fondue forks to dip the fruit.

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Strawberries dipped in chocolate

 

Strawberry dipped chocolate

If you are looking for a healthy way to satisfy your kid’s sweet tooth then this is the way to go.

In a small bowl, microwave some chocolate for 1 minute on medium. Keep microwaving and stirring for 20-second intervals until all of it has melted. Alternatively, you can put the bowl on top of a double boiler with hot water and stir until it has all melted. Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate and you are all good to go.

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Chocolate dipped pineapple rings

 

Pineapple ring dipped chocolateThis is a sticky-sweet treat prepared by getting some dried pineapple rings and dip them in melted chocolate, sprinkle on top of the chocolate with chopped macadamia nuts and refrigerate until the chocolate has set which should be about 30 minutes or so, you will have a tropical dessert at your hands.

You can vary the recipe by making use of different nuts or using dried papaya in place of pineapples.

 

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