Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chocolate Dipped Fruit

My sister's 20th birthday was yesterday. She has moved in with me and my 3 kids while my husband is deployed to iraq for 7 months.

I wanted to get her a little something for her birthday, but since she is really trying to be healthy while out here, I didn't go the birthday cake route. I looked online to order from Edible Arrangements and was SHOCKED at how outrageously expensive their fruit bouquets were!!!

I decided to make my own version. I had some fresh pineapple, strawberries and bananas on hand, so I used those to dip in milk chocolate. I didn't make them into a bouquet, but just arranged them in a bowl. I sprinkled coconut and sprinkles over the strawberries just after dipping them to add a little flare!!!

They were delicious and much healthier than birthday cake....because fruit cancels out the chocolate, right?!


The Food Librarian said...

This is better than those edible arrangements!!! Happy BDay to your sister!

Katie said...

Awww, I'm sure she appreciate this more than an Edible Arrangement because you made it for her. How sweet! It looks really yummy too!

Anonymous said...

i adore chocolate dipped anything. and i've been making a lot of chocolate dipped goodies in anticipation of valentine's day!