Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas...on a stick

These might be the easiest treat ever. They are semi-healthy, easy for kids to assemble, and they were pretty darn tasty as well. And everything tastes better on a stick.

What you will need:

1. Bananas
2. Sticks
3. Chocolate (1 bag chocolate chips)
4. Stuff for dipping
5. Wax paper

-Cut bananas in half. Place on wax paper on a plate or cookie sheet. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
-Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler on the stove. Add 1 tbsp shortening if you want to thin out the melted chocolate.
-Bring the bananas out of the freezer. Dip in chocolate, then roll or sprinkle with desired toppings.
-Put back in freezer until chocolate sets.
-Fight over the best bananas with the most sprinkles or nuts. Don't let up until you win.

We used chopped cashews, white and colored sprinkles for toppings.

Want to know the ones we fought over? The cashews. Delicious.

The frozen banana seriously tastes like ice cream, it's so smooth and creamy. Take them out of the freezer for a few minutes before eating, they really are rock hard coming out. These were a fun afternoon activity for us and a great semi-healthy treat. Until my kids starting throwing out other topping ideas...chopped oreos, mini M&M's, twix bars, peanut butter cups (okay, that last one was my idea). We might have to try some of these ideas in the future!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Joni M said...

I'll have to admit that I'm not a banana fan, but those look really yummy!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE these! I think it would be great to find a way to get some peanut butter involved.. maybe melt it into the chocolate??

Angi Barrs said...

YUM YUM YUM. Love bananas. Must make these with my girls. :)

mustangkayla said...

How very very fun!

wendipooh13 said...

YUM!!! and what a perfect snack for the kids to do this summer!!!

Jodi said...

oh my goodness I LOVE these... I have made them once with the daycare kiddo's awhile back... I have to do this agaiN!

Rebecca Keppel said...

It is so funny you should post this. I was literally JUST thinking about these! They used to sell them at our local Carvel, but I never got one because I was always won over by the soft serve ;) I think I'll try to make our own this weekend--thanks for the how-to!

Michelle H. said...

These look so delish!!
I have seen and heard of them beore but never tried them!!
Love this idea we wil have to try these for the summer!
I will let you know when we do!!
Love all the fun toppings you used!!
Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!!

Sherry said...

I made these yesterday! Yum! I dipped some in peanut butter...well, I spread Pb on some...and sprinkled with mini choco chips. Delicious!

melody said...

whoa..those look scrumptious!
do the bananas go brown at all after freezing?

Sue said...

I never liked these as a kid, but I'm sure I would now! :)