Frozen Banana Pops are such a fun summer treat for the kids and grown-ups too!
1medium ripe banana
You will need:
Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters.
Insert popsicle sticks into bananas and freeze on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
When the bananas are frozen, fill a coffee mug with chocolate.
Melt chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring until the chocolate is melted and soft.
Dip the bananas one at a time into the chocolate, scraping off the excess chocolate from the back of the banana, and place it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Quickly add the sprinkles or toppings on the rounded side before the chocolate hardens (you have to work quickly here).
Place on wax paper and return to the freezer until frozen and ready to eat.
Eat frozen and enjoy!!
Note: Adding a little oil to the chocolate helps thin the chocolate and therefore you will use less on each popsicle. You will need enough chocolate to dip the bananas, but you will be left with extra chocolate in the end (chocolate covered strawberries anyone?)
Nutrition based on 0.5 oz of chocolate per banana. If you use a large banana, you will use more chocolate and will need to adjust.