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Olympic Snack: Fruit Torches

Aug 10, 2016

The Summer Olympics are officially underway and to celebrate, my little one and I recently decided to create a delicious Olympics-inspired snack… Fruit torches!  Not only are these absolutely delicious and perfect for summer, but they’re also really easy to put together, making them a great way to get your kiddos in the kitchen!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own fruit and dip Olympic torches:

  • pointy-bottomed ice cream cones
  • whipped cream {sweetened to your liking}
  • your favourite yogurt
  • raspberries
  • pineapple
  • nectarine

Alright, let’s get started! First off, prepare your ‘flames’ by cutting both the pineapple and nectarine into thin but sturdy slices. When done, set them aside.

Fruit chopped into slices, about 1/4-inch thick.

Next, prepare the fruit dip. This part couldn’t be easier as there’s no real recipe required! All you need is relatively equal amounts of whipped cream, yogurt, and fresh raspberries and you’re good to go. Just use the back of a fork to smush the raspberries until mostly smooth...

A child using the back of a fork to mash a bowl of raspberries into pulp.

And then add in the whipped cream and yogurt. Give the mixture a good stir and you’re done!

Mixing raspberries with whipped cream and yogurt.

Alright, now to assemble the torches! Since pointy-bottomed cones can be a bit of a challenge to work with, find a jar or bottle that will hold the cones upright as your little one works — this will make the process so much easier! With the cone properly propped, start by filling the it with a generous amount of fruit dip.

A young girl places the fruit

Next, gently place your pineapple and nectarine slices vertically into the cone to resemble flames. This step can obviously be done however you choose, but we found that our flames looked most realistic when we had the tallest fruit slices in the centre and the smaller ones out along the edges.

Holding a completed fruit torch!

That’s it! Now turn on the games and serve your fruit torches immediately. 

Enjoy and go Canada!

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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