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Frozen Fruit Kebabs Trial: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free

August 2, 2013

This week has been pretty crazy with various appointments as I move into the third trimester of this pregnancy. So, I needed a simple recipe to try out. I’ve been eyeing the Banana Split Bites on Food Doodles for awhile, and decided that now would be a good time to try them out.

The Changes

I didn’t have pineapple, so just skipped that. Everything else was the same.

bananas, chocolate chips, coconut oil, strawberries

The Method

Slice the banana and cut the strawberries in half. Skewer with toothpicks. Place skewers in freezer to chill. It didn’t really matter the order, I found fruit trying to fall off either way.

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In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil, stirring constantly. I don’t have a double boiler, and didn’t want the chocolate to seize up in the microwave. The Enjoy Life chocolate chips still didn’t act the way I’d expect normal chocolate to. But it was better than I’ve seen before.

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Dip one side of the fruit kebabs in the melted chocolate, then place on wax paper. Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the tops of the kebabs (because, really, who wants to waste chocolate?).

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Return to freezer until ready to serve.

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Frozen Fruit Kebabs

Adapted from Food Doodles

Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free


  • 1 banana
  • 1 pint strawberries (count how many you need based on how many slices you get out of your banana)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Slice banana, and cut strawberries in half. Skewer one banana slice and one strawberry half on each toothpick. Put fruit in the freezer to chill.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt coconut oil and chocolate chips, while constantly stirring. Remove from heat. Dip one side of the fruit in the melted chocolate, then rest on wax paper. Drizzle remaining chocolate over fruit kebabs. Freeze until ready to serve.

Makes about 1 dozen mini skewers.

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This recipe is featured in my cookbook The Best of the Rice of Life: Over 70 Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Recipes available now in print (Amazon, Create Space) and e-book (Kindle, iBooks, nook, Kobo and Smashwords).

What I Thought

I thought these were quite nice, though my husband and I prefer them a bit thawed. My daughter just ate the chocolate off of hers, and Joseph took much persuasion to eat his. Still, I wouldn’t mind trying it again.

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