Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
A real treat for the kids that looks like you went to a lot of fuss. You didn't. Adults like 'em too.
- 4 firm bananas (slightly underripe)
- 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
- candy sprinkles, as needed
- Place a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet and set aside.
- Peel bananas; cut each one in half.
- Push a popsicle stick into each banana half, in about two inches.
- Either in a heavy saucepan over low heat, or in the microwave, melt chocolate.
- Pour melted chocolate into a tall drinking glass; it should be about 2/3 full.
- Holding popsicle stick, lower banana into the melted chocolate until it's completely covered.
- Give it a gentle turn and slowly pull banana out, letting excess chocolate drip back into glass.
- Immediately roll in desired topping: recommended are candy sprinkles of any colour, or crushed nuts.
- Put coated bananas on wax-paper-lined sheet and stash in your freezer, uncovered, until the bananas are solid.
- Place frozen bananas in an airtight freezer bag and keep stored in your freezer.
- Serve frozen.
This is very nice treat, not to mention fun, for the kids. Only had two problems while making them. One was keeping a little 3 year old away from the jar of sprinkles (LOL) and the other was my bananas kept falling off in the glass. I think next time I'll chill the bananas to firm them up a bit prior to putting on the sticks. Oh...the directions say to cut banana lenghtwise. I think this should read 'crosswise' as in slicing. Thanks for a fun time recipe.
Great recipe! I just posted this recipe myself and someone told me it was already here, great minds think alike ;). I found this recipe in the "Company's Coming chocolate everything cookbook". This was a great snack for the kids!