This post was created in partnership with Dole. I have received compensation for this post.
There is something about summertime in Florida and cold, delicious fruit! We are very fortunate that Aidan is a fruit eater. It doesn’t matter what kind of fruit it is. Grapes, bananas, apples, berries of any kind; he’ll eat it! I am the same way, except I really like when my fruit is jazzed up a bit. I love blueberries in whipped cream, strawberries in vanilla ice cream and of course, bananas with peanut butter. Since I’m pregnant, chocolate has been calling my name. I can’t get enough of chocolate covered anything! Dole was kind enough to send me a great influencer package, packed with great coupons for Dole products, a handy tote bag and a great frosty cup for my fruit smoothies. I took my coupons straight to the grocery store and as soon as I spotted the Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks I knew what had to be done. The must be covered in chocolate!
As much as I love plain chocolate, I felt these pineapple chunks needed a little something special. I decided that the perfect compliment to the sweet pineapple and even sweeter chocolate would be a little bit of heat. They turned out amazing! Now, these definitely aren’t chocolate covered pineapple chunks that you will want to give your children. Save these as a special treat for after they go to bed! Not a fan of spicy? Just leave out the cayenne in the recipe below and you’ll be left with sweet and savory chocolate covered pineapple that the whole family can enjoy!
- ½ Bag Frozen Dole Pineapple Chunks
- 6 oz (1/2 bag) Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- ½ TSP Cayenne Pepper
- Fill a small sauce pan with ¼ cup of water and place on medium-low heat.
- Place a glass bowl over the saucepan, adding chocolate chips and cayenne pepper.
- Stir the chocolate as it melts, until it becomes loose and creamy.
- Probe each frozen pineapple chunk with a skewer.
- Working fast, dip each frozen pineapple chunk in the chocolate mixture.
- Once pineapple is covered in chocolate, place each on wax paper to avoid sticking.
- Chocolate will become firm in about 10min, and pineapple can then be removed from skewers.
Dole has an entire line of frozen fruit products that are amazingly delicious and versatile. Make smoothies, desserts or add it to yogurt for a light and healthy snack. I’ll be adding my left over Dole Pineapple Chunks to my dinner of ham steak and rice later this evening!
Dole even makes yummy Fruit Dippers and Smoothie Shakers, both of which are loved by my growing family. Dole frozen foods can be found in any grocery store frozen aisle and you can reach out to the Team Dole consumer advocate program .
What’s your favorite way to eat fruit?