The Chocolate Covered Fruit Family was created by blogger, Kathy Roller. To learn more about Kathy, visit her blog at Counting To Ten.
"These are great to enjoy yourself...or to give to someone special this holiday season."
- 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 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, use the mini chocolate morsels for the eyes. Crush some Butterfinger® and use 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...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 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 have leftover with chocolate and dipping it in the candy. You can use any kind of fruit: strawberries, grapes, blueberries, bananas...the possibilities are endless.