CHOCOLATE COVERED KIWI POPS

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These “chocolate covered kiwi pops” are tiny frozen treats made with fresh fruit coated with a layer of velvety rich dark chocolate. You know the punch line “No one can eat just one”? In my opinion (and in your opinion too, once you taste these charming babies), it actually sings for these chocolate covered kiwi pops, I definitely was not able to stop at one! Or two! Or three… Well, let’s just say, I ate a few! 😛

2 -ingredient, chocolate covered kiwi pops, to satistfy that craving of icecream & candy but in a light way

Hindu mythology tells the story of “Akshya Patra”, a vessel with an infinite bottom; A vessel that keeps producing food, infinitely. The vessel is a boon given by Lord Krishna (One of the many avatars of the Hindu God) to one of his disciples. If you were to be blessed with a vessel like that, what foods would you choose? Leave a comment below. I would love to read all your answers.

Chocolate covered kiwi pops, frozen fruity treats

Me? Well, I decided to make a list of the foods I would like but then halfway through the list, I realized that my list of foods I want from the endless vessel was turning out to be endless itself! I mean, it was tooooo long, guys!:D So, I decided to keep the list limited to my favorite summer foods instead. Here it is:

  • Dark chocolate (Rain or shine, dark chocolate always, I mean, ALWAYS tops my list)
  • Popsicles/snow cones/ice candy. Call it by any name; I want frozen flavored-water on a stick!
  • Chilled Club Soda (Now this versatile baby on hand, you can create multiple drinks! Check these out here)
  • Fruit

Now that you have read the list, quickly glance through the recipe, please. Get it?

Chocolate covered kiwi pops, frozen fruit treats for the Summer

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops = 3 on 4 of my infinite bottom vessel, summer list! I had two kiwis at home, I created these chocolate covered kiwi pops on an impulse and WOAH!

Chocolate covered Kiwi Pops = Mind Blown! Juicy Kiwis at frozen temperatures like Popsicles, with a crystal or two of salt, coated with smooth, dark chocolate with a layer of roasted nuts.

Chocolate covered kiwi pops, frozen fruit treats for the Summer

I made 8 popsicles, was left with only two by the time Nachiket came home, and gave him one! OK, I am usually not that mean or stingy when it comes to sharing; especially, when it is sharing with my husband. But these chocolate covered kiwi pops were very hard to resist and considering that they were such a breeze to make, I figured, I can buy a dozen kiwis on my next trip to the store and make them for him 😛

Chocolate covered kiwi pops, frozen fruit treats for the Summer

Well, go ahead and make these but do not tell your family, you plan to make them if you have only two kiwis at home. Or…. Be prepared to fight over them! Here is the recipe for:

Chocolate covered kiwi pops, frozen fruit treats for the Summer

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops

CHOCOLATE COVERED KIWI POPS

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: Makes 6-8 pops

CHOCOLATE COVERED KIWI POPS

Ingredients

  • 2 Kiwis
  • A Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate chips
  • Optional
  • Crushed roasted almonds

Directions

  1. Cut the kiwis into thick slices.
  2. Use a small jar lid or a knife and cut rounds excluding the kiwi skin.
  3. Stick some Popsicle sticks into the kiwis, sprinkle a pinch of salt over them and freeze them for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Do not skip the freezing step else the chocolate will not stick to the kiwis!
  5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave for about 2 minutes. Check and stir every 30 seconds.
  6. Let the chocolate cool slightly.
  7. Dip the kiwi into the chocolate and coat evenly. The chocolate begins to get solidify almost immediately because the kiwi slices are frozen.
  8. Dip them into crushed almonds if desired.
  9. Put them back into the freezer until ready to serve.

My Take:

The pinch of salt sprinkled adds a great dimension to these kiwi pops.

Add some chili flakes along with the salt and kick these beauties, up, another notch!

Yummily Yours’

Prash

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3 Comments

  1. A little healthy and a little guilty. Great pop recipe 🙂

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