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Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

by Melissa on April 16, 2012

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe
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How many of you have lots of leftover Easter chocolate? I know I do!  Today, the kids and I found a great way to use up some of their chocolate bunnies. We made some frozen chocolate covered bananas!

 

Here’s what you will need:


1 1/2 cups of chocolate, either broken into chunks from Easter candy, or a 12 oz bag of chocolate chips (You can use whatever kind you prefer. We used some dark chocolate)
8 ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half
Assorted toppings: shredded coconut, chopped walnuts or peanuts, marshmallows, rice krispies, the list is endless!
Popsicle or craft sticks

To begin, melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second increments, stirring every time you check them. Or you can melt them using a double boiler on the stove top. This is the method I use, because I feel like I have more control over how evenly it melts.  And since I technically don’t own a double boiler, I improvised with a saucepan and Pyrex baking dish.

Insert the craft stick into the banana half, being careful not to break the banana.

Dip the banana into the melted chocolate, and use a spoon to even it out if necessary.

 

Roll the chocolate covered banana into the toppings. My kids loved the marshmallows and Rice Krispies!

Place on a lined baking pan and freeze for at least 2 hours.
(My husband had a hard time waiting that long!)

These can last up to 2 weeks in an air tight container in the freezer.  Although with my three kids and hubby they never last that  long in my house!

 

I also found some nutrition information for this delicious treat online, though this was using semi-sweet chocolate and some shredded coconut. Actual nutrition information will vary depending on the type of chocolate and toppings you use.
Per serving: 150 calories; 6 g fat ( 4 g sat , 2 g mono ); 6 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 9 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 10 mg sodium; 310 mg potassium

These would also be great mini treats if you cut the bananas into 2 inch chunks! What a delicious way to help curb a sweet tooth! 

Enjoy!

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