When it’s hot outside, it’s fun to cool down with a frozen treat. But forget about those sugary Popsicles that make a sticky mess, today we have a recipe that is sure to please.
Brought to you from the kitchen of Mary Voogt, these ‘Chocolate Filled Frozen Banana Bites’ are easy to make (and even easier to gobble up).
Check it out!
What You Need
- 1 or 2 bananas (peeled)
- ¼ cup of chocolate chips
- Wide straw
- Lollipop sticks or Popsicle sticks
- Parchment paper
- Small spoon or syringe
- Baking sheet
- Double boiler
Step # 1 – Cut parchment paper to fit baking sheet. Place on top and set aside.
Step # 2 – Cut the banana(s) into ¾ inch rounds
Step # 3 – Place banana rounds on parchment paper
Step # 4 – Use the wide straw to poke a hole in the middle of each banana round
Step # 5 – Slide the lollipop or Popsicle stick through the middle of each banana round (bottom to top)
Step # 6 – Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler (you may want to get some help with this step).
Step # 7 – Use a small spoon or a syringe to fill each hole with melted chocolate. Tap the chocolate so it fills the gap.
Careful. The melted chocolate will be hot.
Step # 8 – Place the baking sheet with banana bites in the freezer.
Step # 9 – Wait 10 to 20 minutes for them to freeze.
Enjoy your cool yummy treat!
Frozen Banana Bites can be stored in a plastic container in the freezer.
For an added treat, dip the bananas in the chocolate and freeze. You can also roll them in sprinkles or chopped nuts (if you don’t have any allergies) before you place them in the freezer.
Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Stewardship.
Fun With Food Facts Feature – Bananas & Chocolate
Did you know…
Bananas float in water?
The scientific name for the banana is musa sapientum, which means “fruit of the wise men?”
Every second in America, people collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate?
The largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 pounds?
Eating chocolate can actually protect against tooth decay? This is because chocolate has antibacterial properties.
If you enjoyed these frozen treats, be sure to come back and tell us all about it in the comments section. And be sure to visit us next Sunday for another Fun With Food Recipe!