July 22, 2011


Mmm...remember frozen chocolate covered bananas?  The ones you get at amusement parks for like $6?  Well, you can make them at home for cheap...and without fear of dairy in the chocolate.  And the ingredients are simple.

You'll need:
Short skewers (or you can buy lollipop sticks at your local craft store)
Chocolate chips (ghirardelli semisweet are dairy free)
Parchment paper
cookie sheets

Slice your bananas into 3/4 to 1 inch disks.

Skewer them.

Lay them down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment

Making sure the banana parts don't touch.  You'll see here that the kids wanted to make "doubles"...that's fine too.  I even used the ends...hey, when it's coated in chocolate, the kids will still eat them.  Put the tray in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Once the bananas are good and frozen....melt your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments (stirring in between) and check for burning.  We don't want that.  When its melted....

Start dipping!  The chocolate will start to harden immediately, so you gotta work fast.  If you notice your bananas beginning to thaw a bit, stick them back in the freezer.   They need to be super cold for the chocolate to stick and harden.  

If you want to, you can put the dipped bananapops back into the freezer to chill before eating...but really, who can wait?   Not my kids.

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