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Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a StickThis Grandma loves using fresh fruit in recipes with grandchildren. Children love donuts, and anything sweet on a stick. Chocolate covered fruit is an easy treat and takes five minutes. Use Kraft Real Milk Baker’s Dipping Chocolate and follow the instructions.

If you want to do a little more elaborate recipe, Food Network Kitchen, has a great fun recipe for Chocolate-Strawberry Waffle Ball on a Stick. It is considered an intermediate level recipe that takes twenty minutes preparation time and ten minutes cook time. Because it involves frying, grandchildren cannot participate entirely.

 

Ingredients

12 large strawberries, hulled
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
2 cups dry pancake and waffle mix (plus additional ingredients as directed on package)
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Directions

1. Thread each strawberry onto a wooden skewer; place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for about 30 minutes.

2. Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high at 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is almost melted; remove and stir until smooth. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate; return to the parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze until the chocolate hardens, about 15 minutes.

3. Heat 4 to 6 inches of vegetable oil in a deep pot until a deep-fry thermometer registers 330 degrees. While the oil heats, prepare the pancake and waffle mix as the label directs.

4. Dip the chocolate-covered strawberries in the batter, turning to coat; let any excess drip off. (If the batter is too thin, add 1 to 3 more tablespoons dry mix.) Carefully place the berries in the hot oil (skewers and all); fry, turning as needed, until the batter is golden and just cooked through, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove with tongs and drain on paper towels or a rack. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to re-harden. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

You can add colored sprinkles and other decoration and have the grandchildren savor with

 

Joy,

 

Mema

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