These chocolate coated pineapple pops have the perfect balance of sweetness and juiciness to make them a fun tropical treat.
Are you in the middle of a hot summer day, craving a sweet treat that will cool you down? Something that ideally takes little time and effort to make? These chocolate coated pineapple pops tick all those boxes, and are so much more.
Ready to try your hands at this perfect summer treat? Wait up! Scroll down and keep reading to know all about it before you do.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make the pineapple pops.
- 1 pineapple
- ¾ cup dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- Popsicle sticks
Kitchen Tools Needed
How to Make the Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops
Got all your ingredients and essentials ready? Follow these easy instructions to put these chocolate-coated pineapple pops together.
Peel the pineapple and cut it into thin slices.
Remove the center of the pineapple using a round mold.
Add a stick to each piece of the pineapple.
Melt the chocolate over boiling water, stirring in the coconut oil.
When the chocolate is melted, dip each pineapple in the chocolate covering half of the piece with chocolate.
Place it on a pan lined with baking paper and repeat the same procedure with all the slices.
Add some sprinkles over the chocolate while it is still soft so they can stick on it.
Frequently Asked Questions
You might be surprised to see coconut oil make it to the ingredients list, but don’t be. Coconut oil is what helps the chocolate solidify and coat the pineapple slices well, creating that crunchy outer you’re looking for.
If you skip it, you might end up with a chocolate shell that is watery and moist. If you are using chocolate chips, you can skip using coconut oil, since chocolate chips usually contain some sort of oil or butter already.
You can definitely use any chocolate of your choice. Dark chocolate is, however, better, since it has a slightly bitter taste which compliments the sweetness of the pineapple really well. Regardless of which chocolate you’re choosing, remember to choose a good quality version- Ghirardelli, Callebaut, Lindt, and Hershey’s all are great choices and have a much bolder, richer chocolate flavor.
If you don’t have these, you could use chocolate chips instead as well.
You can store the chocolate coated pineapple pops in the refrigerator if you’re planning to consume them within 3 days. You can transfer them to a container or into Ziploc bags to keep them fresh. Contrary to what you’d expect, using an airtight container to store these pops isn’t recommended, as it can cause the fruit to become mushy. Freezing them is a good option if you want them to last longer.
Freeze them in individual Ziploc bags- they can stay fresh in there for up to 6 weeks.
Popsicle sticks are great because they are sturdy enough to hold the thick pineapple slices firmly. If you’re cutting the pineapple into smaller chunks, you could use toothpicks, paddle pop sticks, or lollipop sticks instead as well.
You can stick to using sprinkles as we’ve used for this recipe, or use your own choice of toppings and add-ons. Toasted coconut flakes are great because they complement the tropical flavors of the pineapple really well and add a nice bit of texture too.
Crushed nuts are another good option- pistachios, walnuts, and almonds are some classics you can never go wrong with. You can also top the pops with freeze-dried fruit, coconut butter, peanut butter, almond butter, or espresso powder- whatever flavor you prefer.
You definitely can! The recipe is super versatile, and you can actually make your own batch of chocolate coated fruits of your choice. Strawberries are great- a classic that everyone loves. Bananas, kiwi, raspberries, apples, apricots, peaches are all good too.
Tips to Make the Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops
Think you’re ready to give the recipe a shot? Keep these additional tips and hacks in mind too!
- These pineapple pops need atleast 3 hours of refrigeration time to set well. Anything below that will cause them to become mushy and watery. You can also pop them in the freezer for a few minutes initially to help them firm up quickly and then back into the refrigerator.
- You could use fresh or canned pineapple slices- it all depends on your personal preference. Just remember that the pineapple slices need to be dry before you dip them in the chocolate. If they are watery, you can pat them dry with paper towels, freeze them for a few minutes, and then dunk them in the chocolate.
- If you’re not too keen on using whole pineapple slices, you can chop the pineapple into 2-3 inch segments and then follow the same process.
- Want your pineapple pops to look fancier? Top them with a drizzle of melted white chocolate and refrigerate for a few minutes before you serve.
- While this recipe calls for the pineapple slices to be only half dunked in the chocolate, you could obviously melt more chocolate and dip the whole pineapple slices into the chocolate too.
- You might be tempted to use candy melts or chocolate chips for this recipe, but remember that using any of these will not give you that delicious and rich taste you’re expecting. For this recipe, it is best to stick to high quality chocolate.
Enjoyed making and relishing these chocolate coated pineapple pops? Looking for some more such fun and interesting recipes to try out? Here are a few good ones you might want to check out.
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- 1 pineapple
- ¾ cup (100g) dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoon (27g) coconut oil
- Peel the pineapple and cut it into thin slices.
- Remove the center of the pineapple using a round mold.
- Add a stick to each piece of the pineapple.
- Melt the chocolate over boiling water, stirring in the coconut oil.
- When the chocolate is melted, dip each pineapple into the chocolate covering half of the piece with chocolate.
- Place it on a pan lined with baking paper and repeat the same procedure with all the slices.
- Add some sprinkles over the chocolate while it is still soft so they can stick on it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g