Saturday, February 13, 2010

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

Credit to my brother for this one, which is kind of fun, and really good. Just don't tell mom about the coconut oil (it's just a little smidge, really). The coconut oil allows the chocolate to melt all smooth like, but then solidify quickly and evenly on the frozen banana.

There really is something kind of magical about freezing something on a stick. Seriously, you should try it. You inner sense of childlike wonder will be amazed.

Have you ever frozen anything awesome on a stick to snack on? Tell us about it.

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

  • 6 bananas, cut in half
  • 12 skewers (you can probably cut the long ones in half, just fine)
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil.
  • optional: chopped nuts, for coating
Put each peeled banana half on a skewer, and quickly insert in the freezer on a wax-paper lined tray. Freeze overnight.

When ready to serve, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a double-boiler over simmering water. Whisk until smooth, and then pour into a tall, narrow glass.

Take the bananas out of the freezer. Remove any visible ice buildup on the outside. Gently dip the bananas into the chocolate, twisting them gently as you remove them. If adding nuts, pour the nuts on immediately after removing from the chocolate (it hardens very quickly). Let them cool right-side up (we jabbed the skewers into a styrofoam block, and that worked well).

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