Now that it is getting warmer, my kids have been jumping on the tramp almost everyday. For some reason they associate jumping on the tramp with eating a frozen treat: aka Popsicle. I make my own popsicles all of the time, but I wanted to switch it up and give them a different kind of frozen treat. Plus, frozen grapes are a thirst quencher and these take longer to eat than a popsicle so they aren’t back in the house asking for more every 5 minutes. Warning: Don’t let your kids jump on the tramp and eat these at the same time 🙂
These are super fast to put together. We used strawberries, grapes and bananas. But I also think kiwi or pear would be delicious.
Rinse and slice your fruit. We used wooden skewers and just cut them in half. If you have a good pair of kitchen shears, just make a mark with them in the middle of the skewer and then break in half with your hands. If you fruit is soft (which most fruit is) then they will skewer even without the pointy end. And then if you have smaller, less careful kids, you can give them the skewers without the point. 🙂
Your kids can help you skewer the fruit and then they can make their favorite combinations. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper. You could stop here and freeze them. But for an extra delicious treat…….
Drizzle with chocolate! We used melted Nutella, but you can use any type of melted chocolate. Just put in a baggy, cut the corner and let your kids drizzle it on.
Amelia took her job very seriously. And then she licked the chocolate from the bag. Ha.
Place in the freezer for a couple of hours and then you can eat them! To store, remove from the tray and place in a freezer-safe container. They should stay good for a month or so (if they last that long) When you are ready to eat them, they are a bit easier to eat if they have sat out for a couple of minutes just to soften a bit. Enjoy!
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