Chocolate Covered Pineapple is a refreshing way to add some tropical sweetness and sunny flavour to your day! Juicy pineapple pairs so well with rich dark chocolate.
This extremely simple 3 ingredient recipe is perfect for a child's birthday or backyard party and honestly, it has really brightened up some dreary February days for me. Chocolate dipped pineapple is sure to be a party pleaser whenever you serve it!
Serve topped with shredded coconut for an extra tropical feel or with crushed almonds. For some variety, you could also cut the pineapple into rings and dip one side of the pineapple slice in chocolate for a fun donut shape.
Pineapples are very sweet fruits and they pair beautifully with semi-sweet or dark chocolate. If you want this to be a completely refined sugar free snack, you can purchase chocolate that is sweetened with stevia or sweetened with coconut sugar or dates.
The benefits of fruit as a sweetener are incredible:
- The fiber present in fruit allows the natural sugars to digest more slowly. This is key for blood sugar stability.
- Fruits add flavour that plain white sugar never could.
- Fruits come loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc.
- Treats sweetened with fruit tend to not be as sweet as those with refined white sugar. This can help to retrain our taste buds to appreciate lightly sweet desserts.
I love chocolatey treats that don’t require any refined sugar to be delicious and satisfying.
More Chocolate filled Recipes:
- Chocolate Covered Cranberries
- Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Healthy Chocolate Pudding
- Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Muffins
- Tahini Hot Chocolate
Health Benefits Of Pineapple
- Pineapples are one of the best sources of manganese.
- They also contain bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion.
- Pineapples also contain copper and vitamin B1 (thiamine), which help support heart health and nerve function. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and potassium. It also offers a healthy amount of fiber and vitamin B6.
Melt the baker's chocolate either in a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. Add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil if the chocolate is too thick.
Chop a ripe pineapple into wedges. Skewer them with either a popsicle stick or a "candy apples stick".
Blot the pineapple dry with a paper towel and dip the pineapple wedge into the chocolate.
Lay the chocolate coated pineapple on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with shredded coconut or topping of your choice and place in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.
Once the chocolate sets you can remove from the fridge and enjoy!
- crushed almonds
- powdered strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
- cacao nibs
- drizzle of chocolate to add a fancy design
- lemon zest
- edible dried flowers
Tips for Making Chocolate Dipped Pineapple
- I purchased an already cored and peeled pineapple from the store. I appreciate how cleanly they are cut and I can also tell how ripe the pineapple is.
- Make sure to use baker's chocolate instead of chocolate chips for your melted chocolate. Chocolate chips contain stabilizers so the chocolate doesn't melt as well.
- If the chocolate is thicker than you would prefer you can add ½ teaspoon of melted coconut oil to make it smoother and creamier.
- Lay the chocolate dipped pineapple down on parchment paper to prevent the hardened chocolate from sticking to the cookie sheet.
- Pat the pineapple dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture before dipping so the chocolate will stick better.
- These will last one to two days in the fridge.
More Recipes to Enjoy
Peanut Butter Swirl Black Bean Brownies
These peanut butter swirl black bean brownies are so fudgy and so delicious. The texture can’t be beaten! They seriously are like fudge.
Chocolate Covered Cranberries are an elegant bite sized snack that everyone will want to try! These little treats have big flavour and they couldn’t be more simple to make.
A rich, creamy and delicious ice cream that is also healthy, naturally sweetened and high in protein! Have fun experimenting with this recipe by trying your own add ins. Try frozen fruit, chopped nuts, jam, vanilla extract, lemon zest and more!
Chocolate Dipped Pineapple
Chocolate Covered Pineapple
- 1 ripe pineapple cored and peeled
- 8 oz semi sweet baker's chocolate or dark or sugar free chocolate
- shredded unsweetened coconut for a decorative topping optional
- Melt the baker's chocolate either in a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave. Add ½ teaspoon of melted coconut oil if the chocolate is too thick.
- Cut a ripe pineapple into wedges. Skewer them with either a popsicle stick or a "candy apples stick".
- Blot the pineapple dry with a paper towel and dip the pineapple wedge into the melted chocolate.
- Lay the chocolate on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with shredded coconut or topping of your choice. Place in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.
- Once the chocolate sets you can remove from the fridge and enjoy!
- These will last one to two days in the fridge.
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‘Til next time,
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