Make the Holiday Season even more Merry this year by creating this platter of Santa Claus chocolate fountain dippers for Christmas! Ever since we were given a chocolate fountain for our home, we have made it a tradition to prepare this for dessert for our extended family Christmas gatherings. We usually serve it with the usual things to dip in a chocolate fountain – strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, pretzels, cookies, banana bread, or lady finger biscuits. With a lot of kids, there could be a lot of chocolate spills and mess, but seeing their excitement in dipping their dessert into the chocolate fountain is simply priceless.
This year, we decided to make it a little bit more fun, by creating chocolate fountain dippers for Christmas – all the usual ingredients, but in the shape of Santa Claus. There was no template to do this, and there was a lot of trial and error. But it is so easy to do that this can be one of those kids activities where kids can get involved in helping out – who knows, your kids might have their own unique ideas and create chocolate fountain dippers in various shapes and forms (we would love to see your creations, so please feel free to post them on the Kidz Activities Facebook page).
How to make this platter of Santa Claus chocolate fountain dippers for Christmas:
We started off by positioning the pretzels in the center for the eyes (the loop on a pretzel was snapped off to create one eye). In the photo, there were about 3-4 pretzels on top of each other to give the eyes some height. We also placed 3 rounded shaped pretzels (also snapped off from a full sized pretzel) slightly below the eyes to act as the nose of Santa. Next, we positioned the banana slices between the eyes, and on the sides of the eyes and nose of Santa. For Santa’s beard, we threw in heaps of marshmallows. The same was done for the bottom white part of Santa’s hat. Then heaps of strawberries were placed on top of each other as Santa’s red hat and the upper part of his read coat. Then we topped it of with one marshmallow at the tip of Santa’s red hat and a marshmallow on the coat to look like a button. In the end, the kids were thrilled with the finished product:
An important tip with the bananas: To prevent them from turning brown (due to oxidation), slice the bananas and let them soak in a mixture of squeezed lemon juice (half a lemon) and 1/2 cup water for 3 minutes. Be sure to pat them dry on a paper towel before arranging the banana slices on the platter. Because there is more water than lemon, this hardly affects the taste of the bananas. All it does is it keeps the bananas from turning brown. Besides, the bananas will be fully covered in chocolate by the time the kids get to it, that there will definitely be no lemon taste at all.
And here is our Santa Claus creation, beside our humble home chocolate fountain… ready for dipping. We couldn’t get the hands of the kids off this for too long…
Maybe you or your kids have fabulous ideas in creating a platter of chocolate fountain dippers for Christmas. We’d love to see them, so feel free to share your ideas by commenting below or by posting a photo on the Kidz Activities Facebook page. If you would like to receive more ideas from Kidz Activities, please like our Facebook page.
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