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It’s hard to believe but we’ve been homeschooling for five weeks now and we are loving it. The days are longer than I anticipated (why did I have it in my mind that homeschool kids really only do half days??) but filled with nuggets of joy that I could never get with my kids in school. I instituted a prize box that has been beneficial for a number of reasons but mostly it just makes my kids happy. We also started doing popsicle Fridays. As a family, we feel very nostalgic about popsicles because our Florida neighbors would entertain us on their back porch for hours, handing out popsicles to my children on hot days. We miss them and their popsicles so much but it’s a tradition that we’ve brought with us to California. Cool fruit bars on a warm day make all of us smile so why not bring a little nostalgia and pizzazz on popsicles Fridays with these chocolate dipped fruit bars. Also, I think it counts as science. 🙂
We’ve stepped up our popsicle game quite a bit over the last year and have been loving the Whole Fruit fruit bars. It feels pretty great to serve a treat my kids’ love that I know is full of whole ingredients. For our “popsicle Fridays” treat I dipped our favorite fruit bars in a homemade chocolate and white chocolate magic shell topping with additional toppings like pecans and sprinkles.
The girls love the Whole Fruit strawberry bars best so I dipped them in chocolate with sprinkles.
I love the coconut bars the best – they are so creamy as is then dipped in chocolate they taste like a decadent dessert.
The chocolate magic shell topping is made from just two ingredients, chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet and white chocolate chips for two different magic shell toppings) and coconut oil. You simply heat the two ingredients in the microwave for 25 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals until the chocolate is completely melted. The magic shell topping hardens when it comes into contact with the cold popsicles creating a fun coating that crackles when you bite into it.
To add the additional toppings you sprinkle them on generously (of course) as soon as you dip the fruit bar into the chocolate. Be quick because the chocolate sets quickly!
This is such a fun treat that I can feel good about giving my kids. It’s also a small effort to create big memories for my kids and I’m all about that these days!
Chocolate Magic Shell Topping
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
- In a small, microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips and coconut oil.
- Head the chocolate chip mixture in the microwave in 25 second increments ,stirring in between, until all the chips are completely melted.
- Spoon magic shell mixture over fruit bars.