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If you love tropical treats you will love the sweet chocolate pina colada flavor of these 3 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Pineapple snacks!
Juicy pineapple dipped in luscious chocolate with a light dusting of sweet coconut. These are so delicious and they’ll look amazing served at your next pool party or backyard get-together!
Why we Love these chocolate-covered pineapple snacks
- These are great because they are easy to make and can be used for simply munching, as a pretty addition to your next dessert board, or used as a garnish for your poolside drinks like these Tropical Pina Colada Shots.
- These have pineapple and coconut which gives them a cute look while giving you a sweet chocolaty pina colada taste that is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. That is if you want to share!
- Pineapple spears: Fresh or canned can be used.
- Semi-sweet chocolate: Your favorite brand will do but I love Giradelle.
- Sweetened coconut shreds: You can buy sweetened coconut shreds already toasted but if you want to toast your own, this tutorial from Bettie Baker is a great one to check out.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Pineapple Snacks
- Pineapple Spears can be found in jars or fresh in most produce departments if you do not want to cut your own. You can also opt to use other cuts of pineapple for this.
- Pat your pineapple dry with a paper towel. This will help the chocolate stick to them.
- While you are patting your pineapple dry you can melt your chocolate in the microwave on 30-second intervals stirring each time.
- After melting your chocolate and patting your spears dry you can then dip them into the melted chocolate.
- Immediately after, roll the chocolate-dipped pineapples into the toasted coconut.
EAZY TIP: Roll the pineapple spears immediately in the coconut after dipping them in the chocolate. If the chocolate sets up too quickly, the coconut will not stick to the chocolate.
Suggestions for Putting a Twist on It
You can opt to use pineapple chunks and simply use toothpicks to do the dipping process and leave them on a tray for serving.
If you have pineapple rings these can be a great option as well. Simply dip one half into the chocolate and coconut and leave the other half exposed for a fancy-looking treat that will draw the eye to the dessert table.
If you want to make an adult version of this try soaking your pineapple in pineapple, coconut, marshmallow, or whipped cream vodka overnight for a super fun snack for the grown-ups. Remember to still blot the pineapple spears to remove the extra liquid.
Try dressing it up by adding a spear to a wooden skewer (Like the famous Disney treat!). Or try threading a chunk of a spear to a toothpick and attaching a maraschino cherry. This makes for a super pretty tropical flair for drinks.
For an added texture boost you can add finely chopped nuts in with your coconut to roll your pineapple spears in after coating them with chocolate.
What Can I Serve this With?
These super fun snacks can make a great garnish for tropical cocktails. Even more so if you take the time to soak them in alcohol to give them an extra dose of boozy fun.
Regular (non-boozy) ones make a great option for decorating cakes. Use smaller chunks to decorate cupcakes. These are great for tropical summer-themed cakes or to take a chocolate cake up a notch.
Lastly, simply place them on a cool platter along with other backyard or picnic food for a delicious and juicy dessert.
EAZY FYI: These adorable chocolate-covered pineapple snacks are so adorable and go well served at ANY party like a wedding or baby shower, potlucks, pool parties, beach BBQs, etc!
Do you really think there’ll be leftovers? lol!
I seriously think if you bring these chocolate dipped pineapple spears anywhere, you’ll be taking home an empty container. However, in the event you should have one or two, just chill them in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Questions You Might Have
Yes! This is similar to the Disney treat that’s served on a stick. Adding a chocolate drizzle won’t be a problem at all.
Not a problem! You can make white chocolate-dipped pineapple but I would use unsweetened coconut shreds because white chocolate is much sweeter than semi-sweet chocolate. Another option would be to skip the coconut and use finely chopped pecans or almonds instead.
Have you tried these chocolate-covered pineapple snacks recipe? If so, please leave a ***STAR RATING*** in the recipe card and I’d love to hear how you served them in the comments below!
- 8-10 pineapple slices, fresh or canned
- 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips, melted
- ½ cup sweetened coconut shreds
- In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the coconut (using no oil in the pan), stirring often to prevent burning, until the coconut is golden brown. Place into a shallow tray and set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals in the microwave until smooth. You could also use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and keep it warm while working with it.
- Using a paper towel, pat the pineapple spears VERY well. Dry one side and then the other.
- Dip one end of the spear into the melted chocolate.
- Gently tap off the excess chocolate from the pineapple and immediately roll or sprinkle the pineapple with the coconut shreds. If you sprinkle the shreds, you may have to pat them lightly to help them stick to the chocolate.
- Place the spears on a parchment-lined tray, in the fridge until the chocolate sets.
- Keep refrigerated until serving.
It's important to roll or sprinkle the coconut shreds immediately after the chocolate goes on so the chocolate doesn't set or the shreds won't stick.
If you use pineapple rings, follow the same directions but only dip half the pineapple ring.
Keep them chilled until serving.
If you're going to put the pineapple on skewers, do it BEFORE starting to cover them. It will be too difficult to try and get the skewers on them after everything is coated.
Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 1mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 20gProtein 2g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.