Peeled kiwi slices dress up these “popsicles” with a striking geometric silhouette, and a cheerful color contrast between the darker outside and the lime-green interior. Inside the brittle chocolate shell, the sweet-tart fruit slices are juicy and naturally delicious, with no added sugar required!
These mini-popsicles aren’t just a creative treat; they’re even pretty good for you. Kiwis are particularly high in Vitamin C, with smaller amounts of Vitamin K and a few other nutrients. And if you’re using good-quality dark chocolate (preferably 85% or above), the chocolate itself is quite low in sugar and high in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese, as well as the healthy saturated fat from cocoa butter. Of course, nothing made with chocolate is an everyday food, but as far as treats go, dark chocolate is far from the worst you could be eating.
To make the handles for these popsicles, you can use either popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks: the tops are small enough that even the lollipop-sized versions won’t break. Hand them out at a playdate or tea party, or save them for a surprisingly refreshing dessert: even when it’s cold outside, spending all day in the dry heat of a radiator can sometimes make a bite of frozen fruit sound like just the thing.
Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles Recipe
- 6 large kiwis, peeled;
- 1 cup dark chocolate (about 200 g);
- Popsicle sticks;
- Slice the kiwis into thick slices.
- Line a roasting tray with parchment paper. Insert a Popsicle stick in each slice or kiwi and place on the tray.
- Freeze the slices for at least 4 hours.
- Melt the chocolate using a double boiler over a medium heat. Go slowly and watch for signs of burning; since you’re not adding cream or anything else to the chocolate, you’ll need to be extra vigilant.
- Dip each frozen kiwi into the chocolate; the chocolate layer should harden immediately around the fruit.
- Serve right away or place back in the freezer to eat later.