My daughter who is 9, is really starting to get into cooking and finding recipes. (furit does not fall far from the tree) While at our local grocery store she picked up a few recipe cards which are geared toward children, Ideal Meals. I have never seen them before but if someone else wants to “cook” go for it.
How could I say no to chocolate flavored yogurt to dip fruit into? She did it all by herself and I had all the ingredients on hand. We just needed to add a little more honey as she does not know the difference between Tbsp and tsp.
The kids could not eat enough fruit that night. Granted we had just gone berry and peach picking so the house was filled with wonderful summer produce.
The yogurt was good, not chocolately enough for my son who is really not a sweet tooth to begin with. Next time I would use greek yogurt for a thicker consistency and add a tsp of vanilla. The recipe only suggested a tablespoon of honey but we added probably two. The recipe suggests two servings but we really only used it as a dip and after the four of us put a generous glob on our plates that night, we still had leftovers for the next night. My youngest son who is a picky fruit eater requested cantalope with the chocolate dip, how could I refuse him dessert:)
For a party or larger group I might even put out graham cracker sticks for dipping.
This will prove to be a win win snack/dessert at your house, the kids get dessert and you know they are getting vitamins and calcium at the same time. Bonus they may even be able to make it for themselves.
Creamy Chocolate Dip
1 cup plain, non-fat yogurt (try greek)
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa or to taste
1 tbsp honey or agave nectar or to taste
Mix the yogurt, cocoa and honey in a bowl thoroughly until desired cocoa flavor and sweetness.
Serve with fruit and graham crackers too if desired.