Chocolate Fruit Family
Total Time To Complete:
Makes: 1 fruit family
Suitable for ages 6 - 12
- Chocolate or almond bark (for dipping fruit in)
- WONKA® Frosty NERDS®
- WONKA® SPREE® Mini Candy Canes
- Mini Chocolate Morsels
- NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER® Miniatures (crushed)
- Wax paper
- Ribbon or scrap fabric
- Toothpicks (to pick up the grapes with)
First…you’ll need to melt your chocolate or almond bark according to the package directions. While your chocolate is melting, be sure to wash and DRY your fruit (chocolate will not stick very well to wet fruit!).
For the pears, just set them in the chocolate and use a spoon or knife to coat the entire pear. When it’s covered, place it on wax paper.
This is where you need to prepare! You need to decorate the fruit BEFORE the chocolate sets. If you have your kids helping you, make sure they know that the chocolate is hot at first…so, if you have a younger one helping you, let them wait a few minutes before adding the candy.
Making the pear parents, I used the mini chocolate morsels for the eyes. I crushed some Butterfingers® and used those pieces for the nose. Spree® make the buttons down the front. Use ribbon or any scrap of fabric to make a bowtie, hair bow, or scarf for your fruit family.
Now…we’re going to make the babies of the fruit family!
Time to grab those grapes. Stick a toothpick in them and dip them in the chocolate and set them on wax paper.
When you have a few set out, it’s time to start decorating them! Once again, use the mini chocolate morsels for eyes and Butterfinger® pieces for the nose. Then, add the Wonka® Frosty Nerds® for the buttons down the front.
and that’s it! You and the kids have made a FABULOUS Chocolate Fruit Family!
Now…you have the cutest little fruit family…but, you also seem to have a LOT of leftover candy. Hmmm….how about covering any fruit you leftover with chocolate and dipping it in the candy. You can use any kind of fruit: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas…the possibilities are endless.
Here are a few examples:
Here we have strawberries and grapes covered in Nerds!
You can cover the fruit with crushed Butterfingers!
Let’s not forget crushed candy canes. DIVINE!
You can do the same process for pretzels. SO easy and fun to do with the kids!
These are great to enjoy yourself….or to give to someone special this holiday season.
The Chocolate Covered Fruit Family was created by blogger, Kathy Roller. To learn more about Kathy, visit her blog at Counting to Ten.