Kamis, 31 Mei 2018

Chocolate Drizzled Fruit Bars

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Cool down this summer with the refreshing variety of OUTSHINE® Fruit Bars drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with your favorite toppings, these frozen treats are the perfect way to end the day!


“If life could be all beginnings, we would live in paradise,” as the cliché goes. Think of the first days of a new romance, or even the first few days of school, before either turns to drudgery and routine. The start of summer is not so different. At the start of the summer, the weather is ‘pleasantly warm,’ and you’re looking ahead to months filled with the possibility of outdoor entertaining, garden fresh tomatoes and herbs, cookouts, and clear blue skies – as an ‘idea’ it’s positively blissful.

Yet, as a priest once reminded me “The best part of any vacation is planning it.” For myself, I admit that with the summer I often have a bit of a ‘where to begin’ crisis, since as with most things in life it takes some ‘doing’ to get to the good part. Fresh tomatoes and herbs mean the garden needs tending. Outdoor entertaining means that my porch will ‘eventually’ need a thorough going over. Then, of course, being who and what I am, any ‘cookouts’ are going to need a fresh batch of seasonal recipes for me to impress with. It’s no wonder that summer’s beauty is sometimes grudgingly enjoyed on the air-conditioned side of my bay window.

However, those are things that I have resolved to take on some other day. For right now, however, I wanted to start the summer off right with something that came with as little fuss as was deliciously possible, something festive, light and yet satisfying. In other words, I wanted all of the flavors and textures of summer without all of the aforementioned fuss.

Naturally, that is of course where today’s recipe makes its entrance – Double Chocolate Dipped Fruit and Yogurt Bars.

Ingredients


  • 2-3 OUTSHINE® Fruit Bars (any variety)
  • 2-3 OUTSHINE® Simply Yogurt Bars (any variety)
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup cream
For the Toppings:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup dried mango, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, (you can use pecans or almonds as well)
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried strawberries or frozen berries

Instructions


  1. Divide the chocolate chips into separate bowls and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat cream until hot to the touch but not scolding.
  3. Pour the cream over the chips and stir until each has melted until smooth.
  4. Dip or drizzle your fruit and yogurt bars into the melted chocolate and then dip into your desired toppings. Drizzle extra chocolate over each and sprinkle with additional toppings of your choice.
  5. To keep your pops from melting in the process, be sure to keep them on a chilled platter or metal baking sheet.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!