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Chocolate Drizzled Strawberry Banana On Skewers: My Take On The Godiva's Creations

Written By Srimathi Mani on Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 9:53 AM


If you happen to go by any Godiva chocolate store around Valentines day, you will know what I am talking about. Strawberry and banana arranged on skewers and covered in drizzled chocolate: Absolutely elegant and divine.I would have not noticed them myself, if it was not for my pursuit in finding something special for my nieces 16th birthday. I had a cute box of chocolate in my hand but my eyes kept wandering towards the strawberry banana skewers near the checkout counter. The high school girl behind the counter was waiting for me to make my decision with a knowing smile. She said "I would go with the skewers" when I told her it was for a sweet sixteen gift. So, I chose the skewer.



 My daughter thought it was the coolest thing that she saw and when I went back to the store, they told me they don't have them anymore. I think some of these things are seasonal and so I decided to make them for her. This was the first time I had a tough time making something because, my daughter and I ate most of the fruit and chocolate before it went on the skewer. Super easy to make and a lot of fun for both adults and kids. A perfect think to place on your dessert table and allow people to make their own skewers.



Gadgets:

Squeeze bottle
Microwave Safe Bowl
Measuring Cup and Spoon
Cutting Board
Knife
Bamboo Skewers
Spoon
2 bowls of even height
Parchment paper





Ingredients:

Strawberry - 12 ( plus extra to much while slicing)
Banana - 2
Dark Chocolate ( 75% Cocoa) - 1 cup finely chopped ( it depends on how much chocolate you like to have on your skewers. Chocolate chip can also be used.)
Butter - 2 tbsp


Preparation:


1. Clean and cut the banana and strawberries breath wise into 1/4 - 1/2 inch disc.

2. Add chocolate and butter to a bowl and microwave to a minute until the chocolate starts to melt. ( Note: Please check the power levels in your microwave. It might vary depending on it)

3. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and mix well to make a smooth and shinny sauce. Allow to cool for a few seconds and transfer into the squeeze bottle. (Note: If you do not have a squeeze bottle use a ziploc bag or a parchment paper. Make a cone and cup of the tip making a tiny hole. That would work too)

4. Start arranging the fruit in the skewer. Always start with the strawberry with its stock and leaves. Then add bananas and strawberry as per your wish. I added 2 strawberry slices initially and then added a banana strawberry slices alternatively.

5. Roll out some parchment paper on your work surface and place 2 bowls of equal height about 9 inches apart. This helps to hold the skewers.

7. Using the squeeze bottle as swiftly as you can drizzle the chocolate going from bottom to top all over the skewers. Turn the skewer over and do the same on the other side.

8. Transfer the bowls to the fridge and place the skewers there and allow for them to set. It takes about 20 minutes. Again it all depends on the amount of chocolate drizzled.

9. You will have a lot of chocolate drippings on the parchment paper. Ask you little ones to make beautiful chocolate faces like mine did. She called her master piece "The Chocolate Faces. For those of you who think its wasting chocolate, allow the painting to dry and using the knife scrape out the chocolate and pop it into your mouth.

"The Chocolate Faces"


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21 comments:

  1. Now your daughter must think you are the coolest mom! Nicely made.

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  2. She will after she gets the whole skewer for snack after school. Has checked this morning to see if hers was in the fridge.

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  3. wow wat a wonderfull idea and tempting me.awesome dear

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  4. awesum luking..loved the pics...nice one n easy to make..
    Maha

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  5. Omg, fantabulous skewers..cant take my eyes from ur clicks..feel like making some at home..

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  6. Awesome and tempting and I like the chocolate faces too..

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  7. super cute one.. absolutely love godiva chocolates & this is an awesome combo of health & sinful :D


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  8. beauuuuuutiful & yummy post....drooling here..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  9. Simply awesome! I am drooling here

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  10. I like strawberry n banana when dipped in chocolate..gud n attractive way of representing it..looks addictive n yumm

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  11. wow.. what a creativity... simply love it...

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  12. Looks very pretty and tempting! I have lots of banana at home, maybe I will put it to use.

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  13. wow, looks fabulous dear...sure a beautiful post, glad that u had a great time with ur daughter too :)

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  14. Cool thing to do with kids,yummy treats,seems like you both had lots of fun.

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  15. I love chocolate dipped strawberries and are a regular at my place. In fact I make them also as snack for my daughter when she gets back home from school.
    I would never have thought of making these.These look incredible! I love the idea. Does the banana turn brown though? I would love to try these out.

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  16. Thank you Asmita, No the banana does not get brown at fast. I think you need to pick a firm banana. Please do try and your daughter will have a lot of fun making it with you.

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  17. Looks so lovely and very attractively done dear !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it :)

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  18. That is amazingly creative!! Your daughter is definitely right behind you as far as creativity is concerned....so cute :-)

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  19. My mom's signature dish, havent prepared since a long time, yours makes me drool and pulling me to try soon..
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