If my son Cole could, he would simply live on fruit. We joke that he will someday become a fruitarian. So when it comes to after school snack time, we never struggle with finding him something to eat, because we’ve almost always got some kind of fruit around the kitchen, usually for our daily smoothies or something my wife is working on. In a rare instance of having no bananas, strawberries or apples, I was forced to improvise today and I’m glad I did.
We had a bag of dried apricots and I decided to dip them in chocolate sauce and sprinkle them with shredded coconut. Hence the catchy name, “Chocolate and Coconut Apricot Bites”! Not knowing how they would turn out, I made Cole the test subject. As he put the first one in his mouth, I found myself studying his face with anticipation. He jokingly fell on the floor and pretended to pass out. He then popped up and said “I love these, Dad!”. He went on to gobble down 5 more before I stopped him.
I chalked this one up as a W and will now add it to our snack rotation. And now I’m all about the dipping and sprinkling, so I’m sure you’ll see more snacks like this in the future.