As promised from last week, here is our kid-made, chocolate-dipped, candy-coated fruit arrangement. This makes a great gift for a family member or friend, or someone who can use a little “home-made” smile. We made this for Dan for Father’s Day knowing that some of the best gifts for him are food-related. Now, enough of all the hyphenated words, let’s get going.
* Bowl & Head of Cabbage/Lettuce
* Assorted Fruit
* Cookie Cutters
* Candy Toppings
* Wooden skewers, lots of them
* A Couple Fondue Skewers for Kids to Dip Fruit
* A Little Spring Mix Lettuce
After stuffing your cabbage in the bowl, begin to cut your fruit. Pre-filling your cabbage with some of the skewers helped us a lot. Keep the sharp side up and take care when adding more. I got poked at least once.
Cut the fruit: We started with the letter D for Daddy cut out of watermelon and flowers cut out of pineapple. We would have had a lot more cool watermelon shapes, but apparently I bought a bad watermelon.
Cut the cantaloupe into wedges, scooped balls and any other desired shape. Microwave your chocolate on a defrost setting for a minute, stir then follow with 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted.
We had four toppings: crushed oreo, mini chocolate chips, crushed heath bar and chopped walnuts. There was a lot of snacking and testing.
To finish it off, I added some Spring Mix to the base for a bit of a prettier look.
It was a fun gift . . . enjoyed by all. And if you are wondering, yes my son wanted his leftover mac & cheese in his peanut butter sandwich. Hmm..