Encouraging children to choose fruit for dessert: Recipe Idea

Article provided by Ankita MehtaTot Tok  – proud ECW Professional Collaborator


A fun recipe with mandarins

Here’s an interactive and fun citrus dessert recipe that children would love and it will also encourage them to eat fruit as dessert! 

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Step 1) Peel Mandarins

Working with the children – Peel all the mandarins and separate the segments.

Step 2) Cut Mandarins

Slice the bottom off of two segments that are facing each other, diagonally. Secure with a toothpick to keep it into place.

Step 3) Freeze Mandarins

Place on parchment paper and freeze mandarin hearts. (You can also take the opportunity to freeze other  freezing-step-for-cuties-candy-768x256heart shaped fruit such as strawberries and banana slices.)

Step 4) Melt Chocolate

After about an hour of freezing the mandarin hearts, melt chocolate for dipping.

chocolate-covered-cuties-from-shk-768x568Step 5) Dip mandarins

Dip mandarin hearts in melted chocolate, and re-freeze until ready to eat.

Inspiration for the recipe:http://www.superhealthykids.com/

 Tot Tok enables parents and educators to track early childhood nutrition in children.

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