Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Top 3 reasons why bananas are a great after school snack!  Packed with potassium, fibre to fill you up fast, and B vitamins, bananas are a great choice for you and the kiddos!

  1. Instant Energy

  2. Brain Boost

  3. Curbs the sweet tooth

These were so easy to make and delicious. I kept it simple with sprinkles and almonds but I think they would be amazing with shredded coconut too! They work great with milk or vegan chocolate. Hey, at least they’re eating fruit...
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What you'll need:

  • 2-4 semi ripe bananas

  • popsicle sticks

  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted almonds, chopped

  • sprinkles

Make it:

Line the cookie sheet with the parchment paper.  Gently peel and cut the bananas in half.  Insert each half with a popsicle stick.  Place the bananas on the cookie sheet.  Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight if you have time.  Melt the chocolate chips with the butter or coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals paying attention not to burn it.  I prefer to use a double boiler to ensure a smooth even melt.  Pour the melted chocolate into a tall heat safe glass or jar.  It will make dipping the frozen bananas easier.  When the bananas have fully frozen, remove from the freezer and dip each one into the chocolate and then roll in either chopped nuts or sprinkles.  Make sure to work quickly to prevent the chocolate from hardening too fast.  Return the bananas to the parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze for an additional 5-10 mins.  They are ready to enjoy and will keep in a zip lock bag for about a week in the freezer.  

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