Chocolate Covered Pineapple

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Chocolate Covered Pineapple is combination that is unexpectedly so addicting. Your friends and family will be hooked on this dessert!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
A wooden cutting board with pineapple covered in chocolate and coconut.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple is combination that is unexpectedly so addicting. Your friends and family will be hooked on these refreshing treats.

A wooden cutting board with pineapple covered in chocolate and coconut.

These Chocolate Dipped Pineapple slices with toasted coconut is seriously so good. The rich decadent flavor of the chocolate balances the sweet and tangy flavor of the pineapple. You definitely have to give this recipe a try!

To learn more about the nutritional value of pineapple, visit the USDA for more information!


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What We Love About This Chocolate Dipped Fruit Recipe

  • Easy Ingredients: For this recipe will need only 3 easy ingredients including pineapple, chocolate chips, and coconut flakes.
  • No-Bake Dessert: This hassle free dessert is great for summer days when you do not want to turn on your oven as there’s not baking required.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Chocolate dipped pineapple makes for a tasty snack that you can grab right from the fridge.
Two trays if the chocolate covered pineapple.

Ingredient Notes for Chocolate Dipped Pineapple

  • Pineapple: For this chocolate pineapple, you can use fresh or canned.
  • Chocolate Chips: Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips will work best, but you could also use milk chocolate. Any of these types of chocolate will work including the wafers.
  • Coconut: You will want to use unsweetened coconut flakes to make the toasted coconut.
Bowls of pineapple chocolate and coconut.

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Pineapple

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pineapple

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Dipped Pineapple. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

The coconut before and after of coconut that has been toasted.

STEP 1: CUT UP PINEAPPLE

If you are using fresh, you will need to put your pineapple up into even slices. Make sure to pat your pineapple slices with a paper towel to absorb the excess moisture, whether you are using fresh or canned.

STEP 2: TOAST COCONUT

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast coconut flakes until golden brown. Stir continuously while they are heating to prevent burning.

STEP 3: MELT CHOCOLATE CHIPS

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 second intervals stirring in between until chocolate is fully melted. To make the chocolate smoother and easier to work with add in a tablespoon of coconut oil.

Pineapple dipped in melted chocolate and then coconut on them.

STEP 4: DIP PINEAPPLE SLICES IN CHOCOLATE

Once chocolate is completely melted, dip pineapples in chocolate then transfer to a parchment paper lined tray or cookie sheet. Sprinkle each slice with toasted coconut. Refrigerate until chocolate sets, then serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make pineapple dipped in chocolate 1-3 days ahead of time, follow the instructions as normal. Once the chocolate has completely set transfer to an air tight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

This recipe is best stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 days in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze chocolate covered pineapple, store in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions for Chocolate Dipped Pineapple

HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE COVERED PINEAPPLES LAST?

Chocolate dipped pineapples will last for up to three days in the fridge.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WHITE CHOCOLATE IN PLACE OF REGULAR CHOCOLATE?

You can absolutely dip the pineapple in white chocolate for a less decadent and more delicate taste.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

You can double to halved this recipe very easily to fit your desired yield.

DOES PINEAPPLE AND CHOCOLATE GO WELL TOGETHER?

Surprisingly chocolate and pineapple goes very together as the sweet and tangy flavor of the pineapple balance the decadent chocolate.

Closeup on the Chocolate Covered Pineapple.

Expert Tips for Making This Pineapple Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

  • Other Chocolate Dipped Fruit: Use other fruit such as mango, strawberries or bananas, as the toasted coconut would pair great those those types of fruit as well.
  • White Chocolate Chips: For the non-chocolate lovers in your life, you can make white chocolate dipped pineapple for a more delicate flavor. Or can you drizzle or pipe white chocolate over the dark chocolate for a nice finishing touch.
  • Extra Smooth Chocolate: For extra smooth chocolate, add a tablespoon of coconut oil in with the chocolate chips before melting in the microwave to make the chocolate melt evenly and easier to work with.
  • Double-Boiler: If you don’t have a microwave you can melt the chocolate using the double boiler method by putting a glass bowl on top of a boil pot of water.
  • Top with Nuts: You can also top these pineapple slice with chopped macadamia nuts, cashews, peanuts or almonds in place of the toasted coconut.
  • Rings: Try making chocolate pineapple rings. Dip with forks into the chocolate.
  • Pineapple Pop: place the pineapple on popsicle sticks and make pops.

What to Serve with Chocolate Dipped Pineapple

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A wooden cutting board with pineapple covered in chocolate and coconut.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour
Chocolate Covered Pineapple is combination that is unexpectedly so addicting. Your friends and family will be hooked on this dessert!
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Ingredients

  • 8-10 pineapple slices, fresh or can
  • 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, melted
  • ½ cup coconut

Instructions

  • In a small skillet over medium heat toast the coconut, stirring often, until golden brown then set aside to cool.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and stir until smooth.
  • Pat pineapple slices with a paper towel to dry then dip one side at an angle into the chocolate.
  • Gently tap off excess chocolate and place coated pineapple on a wax paper lined tray.
  • Sprinkle with toasted coconut right away before chocolate sets.
  • Place tray in refrigerator until chocolate sets.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Other Chocolate Dipped Fruit: Use other fruit such as mango or bananas, as the toasted coconut would pair great those those types of fruit as well.
  • White Chocolate Chips: For the non-chocolate lovers in your life, you can make white chocolate dipped pineapple for a more delicate flavor. Or can you drizzle white chocolate over the dark chocolate for a nice finishing touch.
  • Extra Smooth Chocolate: For extra smooth chocolate, add a tablespoon of coconut oil in with the chocolate chips before melting in the microwave to make the chocolate melt evenly and easier to work with.
  • Double-Boiler: If you don’t have a microwave you can melt the chocolate using the double boiler method by putting a glass bowl on top of a boil pot of water.
  • Top with Nuts: You can also top these pineapple slice with chopped macadamia nuts or almonds in place of the toasted coconut.
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Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate covered fruit, pineapple, toasted coconut

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