Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate covered frozen banana pops

Hello, springtime weather!

Last night after dinner, Erik and I had an inkling for dessert. I did not feel like baking at all, because that would take too long and dirty more dishes than I wanted to dirty. We were out of cashew ice cream, which we often have on hand, and I didn’t have enough cashews to make more. Such a predicament, right? Ha.

That’s when the bananas spoke to us!

Or something like that.

Either way … our quick and delicious dessert was born.

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Chocolate covered frozen banana pops

Ingredients:
  • 3 large just ripe bananas (or 4 smaller bananas)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (optional, but ads some delicious flavor)
  • Toppings of choice; shredded coconut, chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc
  • Popsicle sticks (we used kabob sticks, and they worked wonderfully)
Instructions:
  1. Peel bananas, slice in half, and insert Popsicle sticks.
  2. Prepare a parchment paper lined baking sheet to place bananas once they’ve been dipped.
  3. Prepare your toppings ingredients, and place them in a bowl that you can easily roll bananas through, or on some parchment paper on your counter.
  4. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil into a sauce pan over low-medium heat, and stir until completely melted. (Alternatively, microwave in a microwave safe bowl).
  5. Once chocolate is melted, dip your bananas in one by one, covering them completely in chocolate.
  6. Roll your chocolate covered bananas into your desired toppings, and place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Place cookie sheet into the freezer until set and frozen, about 2-3 hours. You can eat them much sooner but they taste the best when completely frozen.
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We coated ours in chopped roasted almonds and unsweetened shredded coconut. Yum! They are delicious.

They make the perfect healthy spring treat, and would be a fantastic and quick dessert to tackle with kids.

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Enjoy!

Happy chocolate dipping,

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