Fruit & Chocolate Skewers

If you are a regular reader, you will notice I don't post too many desserts. Although I love love love sweets, I don't have much patience for baking, measuring and assembling. I maybe make dessert 10 times a year and I am always looking for ways to simplify it (which normals includes a tub of gelato and strawberries). I came up with this idea because I was tasked to put a healthy dessert recipe together for a column. I came upon a special for marshmallows and was pleasantly surprised to see that they only have about 18 calories each. Bright colored fruit and a good drizzle of dark chocolate rounded out the plan. I thought putting on a skewer made it fun and allowed for some portion control. So here you have it, a guiltless sweet treat that is simple to prepare, perfect for a party, or your Valentine in the coming days.

Fruit & Chocolate Skewers
Forks & Amusement 2011

Skewer your favorite fruit (I used pineapple chunks and strawberries) with 2 marshmallows (only 18 calories each!). In a double boiler or a pot of simmering water with a bowl on top, melt dark chocolate (melt just a bit of you want to keep this guiltless, about 1/3 cup for 4), stir until smooth. Let cool slightly while continuing to stir and drizzle over skewers. Let cool, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. 



Courtney said...

Great picture! These look delicious - thanks for the fun idea.

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