Tasty Ideas: Using Grapes in Your Kitchen

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Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle
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2 firm ripe bananas
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 cup seedless red California grapes (about 16)
1/2 cup seedless green California grapes (about 16)
8 10-inch wooden skewers
1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped


Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the banana into ½-inch thick rounds. Place in a small bowl and toss gently with the orange juice.

Skewer the fruit, alternating two grapes for each piece of banana and place the fruit skewers onto the lined tray.

Place the chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir well, and microwave another 10 seconds if necessary to melt the chocolate. Using a spoon drizzle the melted chocolate onto the fruit skewers.

Place the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Once frozen, skewers may be transferred to a sealable plastic bag where they will keep in the freezer for up to a week. Allow to soften at room temperature for 5 minutes before eating.

Makes 4 servings

Serving size: 2 skewers


Recipe created by Chef and Nutritionist, Ellie Krieger, M.S., R.D.

Nutritional Stats

Calories 140; Total Fat 4.5 g; (Sat Fat 2.5 g, Mono Fat 1.3 g, Poly Fat 0.2 g); Protein 2 g; Carb 27 g; Fiber 3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 0 mg

Excellent source of: vitamin C
Good source of: fiber, vitamin B6, copper, manganese, potassium