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Chocolate-Drizzled Fruit Skewers| Easy + Healthy Christmas Dessert Recipe

December 6, 2015

Need a last minute Christmas dessert? Whip up a platter of this Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit! Just 3 ingredients necessary to a healthy and easy dessert recipe for Christmas!

Need a last minute Christmas dessert? Whip up a platter of this Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit! Just 3 ingredients necessary to a healthy and easy dessert recipe for Christmas!Can I be real with you guys? Sometimes I feel bad about posting certain recipes. I know you’re always asking for easier recipes, but green and red fruit + drizzled chocolate doesn’t feel particularly innovative.

Jess was over helping me when we were shooting these (btw I feel like I owe the blogging gods a sacrificial lamb in return for sending me Jess!) and she assured me that it wasn’t a total cop-out. It may only require 3 ingredients, but there are so many of you out there who WANT recipes this easy, that are healthy and can be made in minutes. Just because I like to torture myself in the kitchen, doesn’t mean you should have to.

And especially not during Christmas time when priorities should be on spending time with loved ones, not slaving away trying to feed them.

Need a last minute Christmas dessert? Whip up a platter of this Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit! Just 3 ingredients necessary to a healthy and easy dessert recipe for Christmas!Another struggle I’ve been having is dealing with the price and lack of local support I’m giving by purchasing fruit that clearly is not in season in the arctic tundra I call home.

Granted, grapes aren’t NOT in season but the fact that they cost $12 a bag either means they are never in season or I clearly live in the wrong place. That hasn’t seemed to have had any effect on their size though, as I’m pretty sure they’ve doubled in shape over the course of my lifetime.

For such a simple recipe, I’ve managed to discover a boat load of internal struggles. Therapy is going to be fun this month…

Need a last minute Christmas dessert? Whip up a platter of this Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit! Just 3 ingredients necessary to a healthy and easy dessert recipe for Christmas!

One of the biggest lessons blogging has taught me about life is that you can’t always win. You’re not going to have gorgeous, local fruit all-year-round, just like my recipes will always be too simple or too complicated from reader to reader. At the end of the day, you just gotta do the best you can.

And if showing up with a platter full of these Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit Skewers (aka strawberries and green grapes) is the best you can do, then life clearly ain’t so bad.

I’ll take it!

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Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit

Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1 lb green grapes
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate (I use Enjoy Life Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips)
  • wooden skewers for serving

Instructions

  1. Alternative strawberries and grapes onto wooden skewers (about 6-7 pieces of fruit per skewer)
  2. Lay flat on parchment or a large plate.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave (in 10 second increments) or over a double-boiler on stovetop.
  4. Using a spoon or pipped into a piping bag or ziploc bag, drizzle fruit with chocolate.
  5. Let sit for 10 minutes and chocolate should harden.
  6. Store in fridge until ready to serve.

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Notes

*recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a crowd.

Need a last minute Christmas dessert? Whip up a platter of this Chocolate-Drizzled Christmas Fruit! Just 3 ingredients necessary to a healthy and easy dessert recipe for Christmas!

Thoughts on super-easy “recipes” like this? Do you eat 100% local? I’m jealous…

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  • Reply
    rachel @ athletic avocado
    December 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I think it’s a great idea to post such a simple and easy recipe that everyone will love! I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and fruit together? It’s a nice change of pace amongst all of this Christmas cookie madness!
    rachel @ athletic avocado recently posted…Paleo Cranberry Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Coffee Cake

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      December 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I agree! I feel like I’ve been on cookie overload and we’re not even halfway through December! Nice to change things up 🙂

  • Reply
    Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie
    December 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love easy recipes like these! They are always perfect for those last-minute dishes you need to make for a party. And you can’t go wrong with chocolate either so it really is just perfect!
    Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie recently posted…{Friday Favorites} 12/4

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    December 6, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    You’re totally not a cop-out! If so, everyone who posts avocado toast recipes would be, too 🙂 I think your own blog should be a balance between what you love to cook/eat and what you know your readers will love. You definitely do a great job at that!
    Emilie @ Emilie Eats recently posted…Whole Wheat Vegan Cranberry Orange Bread

    • Reply
      The Healthy Maven
      December 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      hahahaha that’s a very good point! And no one bashes avocado toast!

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