Frozen Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Frozen Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Snack
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party
Consult your doctor if you have allergies or health restrictions before trying this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 golden ripe but firm bananas
  • 200g semi sweet chocolate pieces or semi sweet chips
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored vegetable or corn oil
  • 1/4 cup nuts of your choice in small pieces (toasted pecans, almonds, cashews)
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles in colors of your choice (1/4 cup of 2-3 different colors)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or butterscotch kisses or morsels (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brittle or chikki broken into small pieces (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup rice krispies or granola

Note

You can make this a vegan dessert by using milk free chocolate. If you have nut allergies use coconut flakes instead. Toasted white sesame seeds, crushed M and M's, dried fruit are some of the optional coatings for this delicious recipe. Consult your doctor if you have allergies or health restrictions before enjoying this recipe.

Directions

Peel the bananas, slice them in half horizontally. Use plastic forks or dulled bamboo skewers to pierce the banana halves. Slide the skewer or fork in until it holds the banana firmly. be careful not to split the fruit.
Place these popsicles in a freezer safe plastic bag, 3-4 per bag and freeze overnight or for a few hours until the bananas are frozen.
Prepare your work area. You will need a clean surface area, 2 medium plates or food safe trays, a clean dish cloth, several teaspoons and small bowls or cups filled with your sprinkles. You will also need 3-4 tall and heavy glasses to hold the prepared popsicles. Arrange these glasses in one of the plates or trays.

Melt the semi sweet chocolate and oil in a small but deep saucepan about 4-5 inches deep on a slow flame stirring regularly.Once the chocolate is almost melted turn off the flame and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Let cool 10 minutes.
Remove frozen popsicles from the fridge and dip each frozen banana popsicle into the warm chocolate. Hold it lengthwise, the fork handle facing upwards over the saucepan to let excess chocolate drip back into the saucepan.
Working quickly, hold the popsicle over the empty plate and sprinkle with topping of your choice. Use the nuts, chips, morsels and sprinkles of your choice-you can use one sprinkle or many.
Turn the popsicle as you spoon the coating over the banana. Place popsicle in a tall glass that can hold the exposed length of the fork or skewer. When you've completed 3-4 popsicles place the glass back in the fridge. if its still dripping put the glass in a small plate. Repeat with remaining popsicles. Allow the chocolate to set 6-8 hours. Serve cold and eat immediately after removing from the fridge.

Photo Credit:Deepa Netto