September 30, 2014

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Graham Cracker Dippers

I love getting creative with recipes. And although it may seem like most of the recipes I create are by-the-book, straight-forward ideas, often times they are the result of my impressive absent-mindedness. In fact, I often leave the grocery store missing items on my list or leaving them on top of my car. That never ends well. But they say necessity is the mother of invention, and when you’re missing one, two, or even three essential ingredients your recipe calls for, you have to get creative.

This time, the missing ingredient wasn’t the result of my forgetfulness though. No, this time it was the store’s fault – they ran out of strawberries!

Strawberries MIA! Get a Raincheck

You see, I was going to make double-stuffed chocolate strawberries, but without the strawberries that’s pretty hard to do. So instead of completely giving up, I got creative and put the following in my cart:

Graham Crackers and Chobani’s 0% Strawberry Greek Yogurt

At home I had some leftover chocolate baking chips – you know, for those double-stuffed chocolate strawberries. Combine the three and you have a fabulous treat that not only grown-ups will love, but the kids will too!

Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Graham Cracker Dippers

Chocolate Strawberry Graham Cracker Dippers

Ingredients: 

6 graham cracker squares, each broken into two pieces
2 oz. Strawberry Yogurt (we used Chobani’s Strawberry Greek Yogurt with fruit on the bottom)
20-30 Chocolate Baking Chips or about 1/2 a bar of Baker’s Chocolate

Directions: 

1. Put the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds. Stir and then reheat. Continue to reheat in 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
2.  While the chocolate is melting, you can start working on the dippers. Place a thin layer of yogurt onto one of the graham cracker pieces (1/2 a square). Place the other graham cracker piece on top and gently press together to evenly coat the yogurt. Repeat with all of your graham crackers pieces until you have 6 graham cracker/yogurt sandwiches.
3.  Dip one end of the graham cracker dipper into the chocolate, fully coating the end. Flip the graham cracker dipper over and coat the other side. Repeat for all of the graham cracker dippers.
4. Place the chocolate-covered graham cracker dippers on a plate and place in your fridge for about 30 minutes so the chocolate can set.
5. Once the chocolate has hardened, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 

this recipe makes 2 servings
a serving size: 3 graham cracker dippers

Calories: 147 calories
Total Fat: 4.4 grams
Saturated Fat: 1.6 grams
Total Carbohydrates:  23.5 grams
Carb Choices: ~ 1 1/2
Fiber: 1.3 grams
Total Protein: 3.8 grams
Sodium: 111 grams
Cholesterol: 0 grams

Our kids devoured these! And if you want to boost your kids fruit intake, this snack pairs really well with strawberries – or, if yours have all gone missing, grapes. Both will fit nicely into the ECOLunchboxes Solo Cube if you’re looking to make this snack portable or easier for your child to carry to the table.

The Girl Behind the Plate,
~Kati

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About Kati Mora, MS, RD

Kati is a registered dietitian with a background in general nutrition and weight management. As the co-owner of Around the Plate, Kati is excited to bring you relevant nutrition information that get's you excited about living healthy and eating happy. Kati graduated with her BS in Dietetics from Central Michigan University in 2006 and then obtained her Master's in Dietetics from Central in 2010. Kati is the proud mama of two little plates, Eli and Ben, who keep her busy and smiling... most of the time. You may also recognize Kati from her work as the Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate and as a contributing author for Diets In Review.

Comments

  1. That’s funny, my grocery store this week had BOGO strawberries but a nearly empty shelf of Chobani – our stores must be splitting resources! That’s a great dessert save, though – I’ll have to try it sometime.

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