Orangutan Bites
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Orangutans are native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found only in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Orang means person and hutan means forest. The spelling ending with an “g” has fallen out of favor, as the g would not be pronounced. Most great apes are largely herbivorous. The orangutan is the most herbivorous of all great apes. Nearly 90% of orangutans’ diet in the wild comes from fruit.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20
  • 20 – 1″ pieces from about ½ small pineapple
  • 2 large bananas, sliced into 20 bite sized pieces
  • 10 small to medium sized strawberries sliced in half
  • 6 tablespoons cup good quality dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (you can use another oil, but coconut oil is best)
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)
  1. Slice fruit and assemble into stacks. Push a Popsicle stick through the fruit and freeze until frozen.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper or a silicone mat.
  3. Melt the chocolate with the oil in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. Stir in between 30 second intervals.
  4. Remove the fruit from the freezer. Dip the fruit in the chocolate. Let the excess drip off for a minute. You can sprinkle or roll in nuts and then place on the sheet to harden. Remove from the sheet.
  5. These can be stored in the freezer for a couple of weeks. Let set for about 5 minutes before serving.
For Grown-ups: A little bit of treat food (like chocolate) isn’t bad. Fun can be healthy and still be good and fun! Our animals get treats too!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 piece Calories: 41 Total Fat: 1.5 g Total Carbohydrate: 7.7 g Sugar: 5.4 g Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g Protein: 0.2 g
Recipe by Recovering Vegan at http://recoveringvegan.com/eat-like-the-animals-orangutan-bites/