Think of your favorite fruit. Got it? Okay great. Now think of that fruit covered in chocolate. Even better right? For all my chocolate lovers out there you will absolutely love this dessert recipe: Chocolate Covered Pineapple slices! Oh, the joy of enjoying a piece of fruit dipped in one of the most popular treats in the entire world!
Travel anywhere and you can find chocolate-covered fruit in bakeries, on dessert menus at restaurants, or even supermarkets across the country. It’s like somehow we all got the memo that this sweet treat is a hit and there is just something about it that satisfies all of our palates!
This particular recipe calls for a nice and ripe pineapple. Trust me, you want your pineapple to be sweet because that will make this special treat taste even more delicious! Factors such as color, smell and size can help you when determining if a pineapple is ripe enough. You want to make sure your pineapple has a greenish-yellow color, its base has a sweet smell and it isn’t too light in weight (the heavier the pineapple, the juicier it tends to be).
For this recipe, I used semi-sweet chocolate, but feel free to use any kind you want. I know people who only eat dark chocolate and prefer that, and some enjoy white chocolate better than dark or milk. It is entirely up to you. Whatever suits your palate.
I melted my chocolate in a saucepan over low heat for about five minutes. Make sure to do low heat because chocolate melts and burns fast! If you choose to melt yours in the microwave you can do so for 30 seconds in intervals if needed.
You can also use canned fruit for this recipe. I personally enjoy using fresh fruit but again, it is up to you and it all depends on what you have available. If you do use canned fruit, just make sure to pat it dry before dipping.
And if you are the one in charge of making a fruit salad for a gathering at a friend’s house, why not make a chocolate-covered fruit salad? No dip is needed because well, it’s already been dipped! I hope you enjoy this chocolate-covered pineapple recipe as much as I do! Happy eating!