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Friday, November 7, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Bananas


Do you have some over-ripe bananas dying a slow death on the counter?

No one will eat them because they are yucky, right?

Here’s a great way to use them and have a semi-healthy treat! You only want to use very ripe bananas so the mushy ones are perfect for this.

Peel bananas and cut off any brown areas.

Slice bananas in the size you want. I like to cut mine where they can be eaten in 2-3 bites. The chocolate will melt on little fingers if too big.

Melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips in a bowl for 1 minute in the microwave. Stir.

Take tongs and dip banana slices in chocolate. Take a spoon and cover banana slice on all sides with chocolate. With tongs transfer chocolate covered banana slices to a freezer safe plate, arrange in just one layer and not touching. Do not cover plate.

Work fast as the chocolate will cool quickly and harden. You may want to do melt small batches of chocolate at a time to prevent this.

Place open plate in freezer till frozen. They don't take long to freeze. Once frozen, wrap in small, individual pieces of wax paper, put in freezer bag and pop back into freezer.

Now you have individually wrapped, finger sized, semi-healthy treats the kids will love.

They taste like a frozen ice cream treat. Even those who say they don’t like bananas will like these since they taste more like ice cream.

Don’t worry about how they look. Mine do not look professionally dipped, but my family obviously doesn’t care as they disappear fast!

Hope you like this new way to use mushy bananas and the good banana sort of balances out the not-so-good for you chocolate, right? I like the way you think. ;)

Julie

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