Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas and summer…two of my favorite things. Frozen bananas are an easy dessert favorite, not only because they are delicious but because they can be made ahead of time and served whenever you have a hankering for a chocolate-ly frozen treat.
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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas:
Simply cut ripe bananas in half, place on popsicle sticks and freeze. While bananas chill, melt chocolate and dip. It doesn’t get easier than that!
How to Melt Chocolate:
You can melt chocolate using a double boiler or the microwave. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by placing a bowl over a small pot with an inch or two of water in it. Just make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl, we want to stream to heat the bowl and melt the chocolate. If using the microwave, simple follow the melting instructions on the chocolate package.
Most recipes call for using vegetable oil to thin out the chocolate for dipping, I prefer to use a healthier oil for this job. So coconut oil it is!
To Sprinkle or Not to Sprinkle, That is The Question
I love a plain frozen banana dipped in chocolate but I also love adding chopped nuts, coconut, raisins, cocoa nibs…basically anything and everything is an option.
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The Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas
Tips and what you need: a double boiler, parchment paper and popsicle sticks. If you don’t have a double boiler you can use a microwave to melt chocolate.
An easy, healthy summer dessert!
- 2 ripe bananas, cut in half
- 6 oz dark chocolate, chopped, or semisweet chocolate chips
- 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/2 chopped nuts, granola, coconut shreds, raisins or whatever you prefer for sprinkling
- 4 popsicle sticks
Line a plate with parchment paper
Cut the bananas in half and insert a Popsicle stick into each half. Place them on the baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes to an hour.
When you are ready to dip, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave (see how to make your own double boiler in post above. If using microwave, use instructions on chocolate package for melting) Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and whisk until well blended. If you desire a thinner coat of chocolate add second tablespoon of oil.
Pour melted chocolate in shallow bowl and roll each banana half in the chocolate, then quickly sprinkle with your topping (if using).
Freeze until the chocolate sets, 30 minutes. Serve or freeze in an airtight container for up to a week.
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