Chocolate Fruit Delights

Easy to make, delicious to eat and the children love them.
12 oz 350 g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 Dsp cocoa powder
4 Tblsp hot water
2 medium bananas
2 Tblsp orange juice
8 oz 250 g strawberries
12 oz 350 g mixed dry fruit – apricots, pears, peaches, apple slices
1 Tblsp coloured sprinkles
Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
In a bowl stir together the chocolate ingredients until the mixture thickens.
Cut the bananas in half lengthways. Then thickly slice into long pieces. Toss in a little orange juice to stop them going brown.
Dip the fruit one piece at a time into the chocolate mix. Place the fruit in a single layer on the baking trays. Lightly sprinkle with the coloured sprinkles before the chocolate is set.
Place in the refrigerator until set.
Keep in an air tight tin.
Thick white icing made with lemon juice can be piped over the chocolate
The fruit can be pressed onto sticks.

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