Kid-friendly dipped fruit makes a simple snack or sweet treat. Choose your favorite fruit and dip such as yogurt, peanut butter, or chocolate, and be sure to get your kids involved in the dipping assembly line!
Kid-friendly dipped fruit has been my secret weapon to get my boys excited about fruit again. I say again because during the past few weeks the bash brothers have been on some kind of fruit strike! Maybe it’s because they can’t verbalize, “Mom, I really do not want a clementine everyday,” or they know I have a secret stash of extra sweet dried fruit in our pantry. Regardless of their reason, fresh fruit has been hitting our floor vs. their mouths more often than not. That’s until I changed things up and made a few batches of kid-friendly dipped fruit.
Seriously though. Who can resist fruit with sprinkles on top?! Now don’t worry; the sprinkles aren’t going to last forever [much to their dismay]. But the truth is I’m A-OK with dipping fruit in yogurt, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread and seeing their enjoyment in every bite. While fruit makes a great snack on its own, it makes an even better snack with a protein-rich spread like Greek yogurt or peanut butter— both of which I dipped the fruit in before freezing.
We even had the boys dipping the fruit [more like their hands] and shaking the sprinkles on themselves. Those photos I saved for their baby books and not the blog… actually I didn’t take any photos because I was afraid my phone would get covered in yogurt too! But in all seriousness, we are in that season of life where whatever works goes. So if that means my guys get to munch on a sprinkle or two while getting all the good nutrition from fruit then so be it. Mom may or may not have liked the fruit a little better too…
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup chocolate hazelnut spread
- 2 clementine’s, peeled and slices separated
- 1 apple of your choice, sliced
- 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced
- Sprinkles or chocolate chips for topping
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In separate bowls, microwave peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread for 15 seconds each until melted. Set aside.
- Dip half a slice of clementine in yogurt and lay flat on parchment paper. Top with sprinkles. Repeat this step with remaining fruit, alternating fruit and dip.
- Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 5 days.
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