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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

January/February 2010

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Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.



READER'S COMMENT:
"we made this for a simple friday night dessert. but instead of coconut, we rolled them in chopped peanuts. my 4 yr old loved them. you could also try candy sprinkles. "
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas Recipe

Makes: 12 servings

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Ingredients

  • 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana. Cover each piece with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with coconut. (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the freezer for up to 1 week. | Equipment: 12 wooden popsicle sticks
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Nutrition

Per serving: 100 calories; 4 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 7 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium.


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