These 3 ingredient chocolate covered pineapple rings are the perfect quick and easy no-bake Summer treat. Easily customize this healthy, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly recipe.
3-ingredient homemade chocolate covered pineapple
If you’ve been following Healthful Blondie for a while, you know that we love easy, hassle-free, no-oven recipes. Our readers love this homemade blueberry peach sorbet, these lemonade popsicles, and this healthy tiramisu. So, say hello, to yet another easy, delicious, and simple no-bake recipe… these chocolate-dipped pineapple rings are addicting.
Chocolate-covered pineapple calls for three ingredients: fresh pineapple, your favorite chocolate, and coconut oil. We love that you can customize this recipe by adding shredded coconut, crushed almonds, peanuts, cashews, sprinkles, dried fruit, or flakey sea salt on top of the melted chocolate. You can even use white chocolate instead of milk or dark chocolate; the options are endless!
Your kids will not only love eating these chocolate covered pineapple rings, but they will love making them with you. This is such an easy and fun recipe to make with your kids, friends, and family.
I am super excited to hear what you think about this easy no-bake recipe. It’s not only healthy and gluten-free, but. you can make it vegan by using dairy-free chocolate. Chocolate-covered pineapple is perfect for Summer cookouts, dessert tables, Memorial and Labor Day, the Fourth of July, and afternoon snacks. We make them at least once a week and store them for the week.
Why you’ll love this no-bake recipe:
- Chocolate-covered pineapple is the perfect healthy dessert.
- Juicy pineapple covered in a chocolate shell.
- Customize them by adding shredded coconut, nut butter, or crushed nuts.
- Easily swap the dark chocolate for white chocolate.
- No oven is required.
- Quick and easy to make.
- Kids will love them.
- Perfect Summer snack and dessert.
- Make them for Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.
- They’re gluten-free, with a vegan option.
- Try these homemade 3-ingredient lemonade popsicles next!
Ingredients needed & substitutions
This is the best chocolate covered pineapple recipe! It’s light, refreshing, and made with juicy, fresh pineapple. Best of all, you only need three simple ingredients. Here is a list of everything you need so you are prepared:
- Pineapple: First, grab one ripe pineapple and cut, core, and slice it into 1-inch rings. If needed, you can use pre-cut, store-bought pineapple rings. You can even use pineapple spears instead of circles.
- Chocolate: Next, you need dark, milk, or semi-sweet chocolate chips or a bar. You can even substitute this with white chocolate if you prefer.
- Coconut Oil: You only need a tiny amount of coconut oil to make the chocolate extra smooth for dipping. Don’t worry, you cannot taste the coconut. You can substitute coconut oil with vegan or regular butter.
- Topping ideas: Feel free to sprinkle the melted chocolate with shredded coconut or coconut flakes, crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips, a drizzle of nut butter, sprinkles, or flaky sea salt.
Kitchen tools required
Here is a list of kitchen utensils you will need to make these easy, no-bake chocolate-covered pineapple rings. Clean-up is so easy.
- Cutting Board
- Sharp Kitchen Knife
- One Microwave-Safe Mixing Bowl
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Measuring Tools: 1 Tablespoon.
How to make chocolate covered pineapple
This chocolate covered pineapple recipe takes under 10 minutes to prepare! Any level cook can make it since it’s so easy to make and you don’t need an oven. Here are detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures for visual reference so anyone can make it. The full recipe and ingredient measurements are at the bottom of this page in the recipe card.
First, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and then set it aside while you prepare the pineapple.
Then, cut, core, and slice the pineapple into 1-inch-sized rings.
After that, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in 20-second intervals in a microwave-safe bowl; remember to stir after each interval. Then, repeat the 20-second intervals until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. Do not overheat the chocolate it will burn!
Next, dip each pineapple ring into the chocolate; I like dipping it ¾ of the way, leaving some fresh pineapple exposed. Then, sprinkle with coconut, your favorite crushed nuts, sea salt, or an extra drizzle of chocolate.
Finally, add each one to the lined baking sheet and place the tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the chocolate sets.
You can store chocolate-covered pineapple rings in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months; enjoy!
How to cut a fresh pineapple into rings:
Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to cut a pineapple into perfect rings:
- First, cut off the ends of the pineapple.
- Then, stand the pineapple upright on a cutting board with one of the cut sides facing down.
- Starting at the top, use a knife to “shave” and cut the pineapple skin off. Cut in a downward motion along the side of the pineapple flesh.
- Rotate the pineapple and repeat until it is completely peeled.
- Finally, cut the pineapple into 1-inch rings and use a small cookie cutter or pineapple coring tool to punch out and remove the center core.
- Cut your pineapple into rings or spears. Both work! So if cutting your pineapple into rings is too much, then cut it into spears and use a popsicle stick or skewer to dip and serve the chocolate-covered pineapple.
- Melt the chocolate in 20-second intervals. No one likes the taste of burnt chocolate, so make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate because it will burn!
- Melt the chocolate on the stovetop. If you don’t have a microwave, no problem! Melt your chocolate using the double boiler method.
- Let the rings set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This gives the melted chocolate enough time to set and harden.
- Meal prep & make ahead of time. This recipe is perfect for meal prep since it keeps for up to 3 days in the refrigerator and 3 months in the freezer.
- Add chopped almonds, cashews, or peanuts. This adds extra crunch!
- Add shredded coconut flakes. Transform these chocolate-covered pineapple rings into a tropical dessert.
Recipe variations and topping ideas:
- Shredded coconut or coconut flakes
- Crushed nuts (almonds, peanuts, or cashews)
- Mini chocolate chips
- Flaky sea salt
- White chocolate instead of dark chocolate
- Drizzle nut butter on top of the chocolate
- Freeze-dried strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries
- Drizzle of white chocolate
- Crushed pretzels
- Sprinkle of rolled oats or granola
- Make them vegan with dairy-free chocolate
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to cut the pineapple into rings?
No, you can cut the pineapple into spears or cubes. If you do this, use a popsicle stick, skewer, or lollipop stick to dip the pineapple pieces into the melted chocolate.
Can I cut the pineapple into spears?
Absolutely! You can cut the fresh pineapple into spears and use a popsicle stick, skewer, or lollipop stick to dip each piece into the melted chocolate.
Can I use canned pineapple?
I recommend using fresh pineapple for the best flavor and texture; however, you can use canned pineapple rings. Drain the can and pat the pineapple rings dry with a paper towel before dipping them in chocolate. If you don’t do this, the chocolate will not stick to the sides of the pineapple.
Can I use frozen pineapple?
I don’t recommend using frozen pineapple for this recipe.
Is chocolate covered pineapple healthy?
Yes, this chocolate-covered pineapple recipe is healthy for many reasons; here are a few: (1) it is made with three fresh and simple ingredients, (2) it is refined sugar-free, (3) low calorie, (4) it is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and (5) there are no preservatives or random ingredients.
Is pineapple gluten-free?
Yes, pineapple is 100% gluten-free.
Is it vegan?
You can make this recipe vegan by using dairy-free chocolate. These dairy-free chocolate chips are best for baking.
Can I use white chocolate?
Yes! You can use dark, milk, semi-sweet, or white chocolate for this recipe.
How long does cut pineapple last?
Cut pineapple lasts 3 to 5 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to store:
For best results, keep any leftover chocolate-covered pineapple rings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If enjoying from frozen, I recommend letting the rings thaw in the fridge or at room temperature for 10 minutes before enjoying.
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Chocolate Covered Pineapple
- 1 ripe pineapple, cut, cored, and sliced into 1-inch rings
- 6 ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips or bar, (dairy-free chocolate if needed)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Topping ideas: shredded coconut or coconut flakes, crushed nuts, a drizzle of nut butter, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, or flaky sea salt
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cut, core, and sliced the pineapple into 1-inch-sized rings.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in 20-second intervals. Stir after each interval. Repeat the 20-second intervals until the chocolate is completely smooth and melted. Do not overheat the chocolate it will burn!
- Dip each pineapple ring into the chocolate – I like dipping it ¾ of the way, leaving some fresh pineapple exposed.
- Sprinkle with coconut, your favorite crushed nuts, sea salt, or an extra drizzle of chocolate.
- Add each one to the lined baking sheet and place the tray in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the chocolate sets.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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