Chocolate Covered Kiwi PopsPrint This
- 3-4 kiwis (depending on the size of your pan)
- 1 Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- 2 tbsp of Unrefined virgin coconut oil
- 4-5 oz of chocolate of your choice (I used dark cacao bars from Trader Joes)
- 10 food safe wood sticks
I am a graduate student and I was assigned to do a kiwi project for class and one of the components consisted of creating a kiwi recipe using fresh fruit. I went to the grocery store and got some fresh kiwi to create for the recipe! It was very easy, simple, and threw a curve for that sweet tooth. Heres what happened, check it out!
I proceeded to cut the kiwi, if you are not familiar with how to peel the skin of a kiwi check under the tab called “Videos” and its there for you. Once I cut them I placed the kiwi on the pan with parchment paper at the bottom. I then stuck the food safe wooden sticks at the bottom of the kiwi. In order for this to be successful make sure the kiwi pieces are thick. I placed them in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes or until you feel like the fruit is thoroughly frozen. Wet things and chocolate do not get along so make sure the fruit is frozen first. While the fruit is freezing I broke up the dark cacao pieces of chocolate in a bowl, and then added the virgin coconut oil and warmed it in the microwave for about 1 minute and 45 seconds. You can keep checking it to see if it melts by stirring. I stirred it up really good and made sure the chocolate had completely dissolved into a liquid form. I then dipped the fruit kiwi pops in the bowl of chocolate and layered it with a lot of chocolate. Do this until chocolate is completely covering the kiwi pop. I then placed it back on the parchment paper. Continue to do this for the rest of the fruit kiwi pops. After they are all finished I placed them back in the refrigerator so they could dry and harden for about 1 hour. Once this is done it is safe to bite and enjoy the pops! What I noticed is, you taste the chocolate first and then the kiwi, it is like the perfect mix. Do not be afraid to try this with other fresh fruit like pineapples, apples, kiwi, and of course strawberries! It is an excellent sweet tooth curve for me.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe and add a twist to it! Do what works for you when preparing fresh fruit recipes! Remember that kiwifruit is a sleep inducer so it will probably put you to sleep after about the third popsicle you eat!
Food Network Kitchen. (2017). Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops. Retrieved from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/chocolate-covered-kiwi-pops-recipe-2268684