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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
Photo by Christopher Hirscheimer 


These frozen, chocolate covered banana pops are as fun to eat as they are satisfying. The bananas can be devoured right after they get their chocolate coating (the chocolate solidifies quickly on the frozen surface). Alternatively, the chocolate covered bananas can be wrapped up and frozen for on-demand access.

The finished dipped bananas can be wrapped individually in plastic wrap or wax paper and frozen for up to 2 weeks.


Chocolate Covered Banana Pops



4 medium ripe but firm bananas
8 wooden craft sticks
3 tablespoons finely chopped lightly salted peanuts
6 ounces good quality dark chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa solids), chopped



Peel, then cut each banana in half crosswise and insert a craft stick into each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until frozen, about 3 hours.

Place the peanuts in a shallow dish or on a plate. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over the lowest possible heat, stirring frequently. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the top pan. Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each frozen banana into the chocolate, turning it to coat, and immediately roll in the peanuts. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Makes 8 servings

Per serving: Calories 179; Total Fat 11g; (Sat Fat 5g); Protein 3g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 15mg; Total Sugar 15g

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