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Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Linda Appiah
Chocolate-covered pineapple (a.k.a pineapple donut)is a unique version of the popular chocolate-covered fruit or dipped fruits that wow your family and friends.
Prep Time 20 mins
Freezing Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking donut mold / Silicon donut mold
  • Glass bowl
  • Mini bow mold

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag (12 ounces) white candy melts
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) pink candy melts
  • 1 canned pineapple slices
  • 1 bag sprinkles (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Open the can and drain all the juice from the pineapple and discard the juice. Arrange the pineapple in a strainer to drain all excess juice from the fruit. After 10 minutes, transfer the pineapples to a tray lined with a paper towel to help dry the pineapple further.
  • When the pineapple feels dry enough, cut the center of the ring with a 1 1/4 circle cutter to make the center wider to fit the metal donut pan. The canned pineapple slices fit silicon donut mold perfectly so no need to cut.
  • Melt ¾ of the candy melt either using the double boiler method or microwave method.
  • When using a metal donut pan, spray with non-stick spray to help release the fruit when done. Spoon 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate into each mold or about 1/3 halfway, tap the baking pan or mold on the counter so the chocolate will coat the mold evenly.
  • Drop one pineapple into each mold and add enough chocolate to cover the fruit and use an off-set spatula to take off the excess. Place the mold into the freezer for about 20 -30 minutes or until the chocolate has firmed up. Flip the mold to release the pineapple.
  • Melt the remaining ¼ candy melts the same way that you melted the others. Use a piping bag or spoon to spoon the candy melts into the bow mold and allow to set.
  • Take the bows from the mold and attach them to the pineapple donut with some of the melted candy. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

How to Store the Chocolate Covered Pineapple
The chocolate-covered pineapple can be stored at room temperature for 24 hours. Cover them lightly with plastic wrap and leave them on the counter but not in an airtight container.
The 'pineapple donut' can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Lay the chocolate-covered pineapple on a paper towel in a bowl and cover them with more paper towels. 
These chocolate-covered pineapples can also be frozen for up to three months. First, freeze the pineapple donut on parchment paper individually. When the pineapples are well frozen,  stack them, wrap them with wax paper, and put them in a freezer zip lock bag, and store them. When ready to eat, defrost the pineapple in the fridge for about an hour.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal
Keyword chocolate covered fruit, dipped fruit
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