5-minutes easy treat that uses up some of your baking leftovers!
Everyone in my family except from me loves dried fruit! Especially when they are all home the whole day I buy quite a lot of it as an easy snack to have always ready. However, I sometimes end up with the odd bits remaining at the bottom of the packet that no one wants. So the other day I had some left over and thought I’d try offering them as a little treat in a different format to see if I could empty all the packets rather than having them lying around. Not going to lie, these are real calories bombs! But they can be such a good treat to have on special occasions so that is why I thought I’d share the recipe with you today!
If you have an older toddler or child you can also involve them in making these as it’s such a nice threading activity for them and one they can probably complete independently.
- Mixed dried fruit that you have
- Some chocolate
- Ground nuts (I used almonds)
- Chop up any bigger dried fruit (e.g. dates or dried apricots) into small bits of around 1 inch each.
- Thread it all through some long skewers and make sure to squish them close at the end of the skewer. I used 1 dried date and 1 prune for each skewer, alternating the bits when threading them.
- In a small bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave and place the ground nuts in another small plate.
- Dip/roll the skewers with the fruit in the chocolate until it’s all covered, then roll them again in the nuts.
- Leave them to dry up on a plate for an hour (or 15 minutes in the fridge if you are in a hurry or your house is particularly warm).