Friday, August 8, 2008

Recipe- Frozen Banana Treats

Today's recipe is from Ashley of Uncommon Threads. It's a great summertime treat!

Frozen Banana Treats

This is probably one of the easiest recipes known to man but oh, so tasty! I LIVE for chocolate dipped frozen bananas.


2 barely ripe bananas, cut in half crosswise
Popsicle sticks
A touch of vegetable oil
About 16 oz. vegan chocolate- you can go nuts here. I like to use Green & Blacks chocolate bars, or any other flavored chocolate bar. You can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional: any toppings for your bananas

Peel the bananas and cut them in half crosswise. Slowly insert a popsicle into the flat end of each of the 4 pieces. Place on waxed paper or parchment lightly coated with vegan cooking spray and freeze for about an hour.
Melt your chocolate in a double broiler. If you don’t have a double broiler, place a metal bowl over the top of a saucepan filled with water over medium heat. Add a touch of vegetable oil to the chocolate as it’s melting. This keeps the chocolate from getting too brittle when it’s cold.
Once the chocolate has melted, you can either dip your bananas in the chocolate and then in the coatings and serve warm (though the banana still stays frozen and delicious), or you can dip, cover, place back on your wax paper and freeze until the chocolate has formed a hard shell. You may need to use a spoon to get your banana evenly coated.

Topping ideas: Melt peanut (or any nut) butter in a double broiler or the microwave and drizzle over the chocolate before freezing.
Chopped nuts
Jimmies or any small candy
Crushed cereal
Crushed Newman-O’s or Midel cookies

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