Well readers I have reached the 50 pounds lost mark. I began living a more healthy life January 1st (I took my resolution serious this year). All I have to say is anything is possible when you cut meat from your diet and exercise everyday. But I feel like I need to add: results not typical. I have always been able to lose weight quickly. It is the maintaining part that I have always had trouble with but I feel like I have really changed my life, eating and cooking habits (and being introduced to food blogs and so many healthy ingredients and recipes has helped tremendously).
Kyle and I are catering a wedding of 90 this weekend but we are surprisingly not stressed about the whole thing. We bought all of our groceries today and we think it will run smoothly. I am making eclairs which means I have tons of chocolate on hand. Chocolate chips are like crack to me, so I decided to make a quick treat so if I am tempted for something sweet I don’t eat chocolate chips by the handful.
Chocolate Banana Pops
- 2 Bananas
- 1 cup Chocolate
- 3 TBS sweetened condensed milk
- Salted Peanuts chopped
- Sprinkles optional
- Quarter the bananas and freeze until firm. Insert a lollipop stick in each banana. Place back in the freezer until chocolate is ready.
- Melt chocolate in microwave or double broiler. Stir in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. If too thick to easily coat the banana add more sweetened condensed milk a TBS at a time.
- Take bananas out of the freezer and dip each one in the chocolate. Use a spoon to completely coat the banana. Top the bananas with salted peanuts and freeze at least 5 minutes until eating.
About Chocolate Banana Pops
Frozen chocolate covered bananas
If you’re looking for a delicious treat that’s both tasty and healthy, try frozen chocolate covered banana pops. These tasty treats are made with only four ingredients and are the perfect cool summer snack. To make frozen chocolate covered banana pops, peel and cut a banana in half lengthwise. Insert a stick into each half, leaving some space between each one. Freeze for at least an hour before serving.
The secret to frozen chocolate covered banana pops is to pick the right bananas. If you use over-ripe bananas, the chocolate will be too soft to hold the popsicle stick. Instead, select bananas with brown freckles and a firm consistency. These frozen chocolate covered banana pops are a delicious treat that will satisfy both children and adults alike! If you want to make a batch of frozen chocolate covered banana pops, use a plastic zip-top bag and store them in the refrigerator for two months.
Easy to make
To make chocolate-covered bananas, start by slicing your bananas in half. Insert a popsicle stick in the center. Prepare a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or double-boiler, heating it in 30-second increments. Stir between each heating until it is smooth and glossy. Dip a banana half in the chocolate, coating the entire surface. Place the banana on the prepared baking sheet. Once completely set, place it in the freezer for several hours, or until solid.
If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can simply use plastic cups. You should allow the chocolate to harden before storing the pops in a plastic bag. For a more decadent treat, try adding 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon to your chocolate mixture. Alternatively, you can use 1/4 cup of unsalted peanut butter. Make sure you check the bananas before freezing, or they may be too icy.
A decadent, chocolate-covered frozen banana pop is a perfect treat for your child. They are a great way to incorporate a healthy snack into a birthday celebration or other celebration. Bananas are naturally sweet and make an excellent base for a chocolate-covered banana. Bananas are made deliciously creamy when they are frozen, and chocolate is the perfect sweetener to pair with them. If you’re not a chocolate lover, you can also opt for a Greek yogurt-covered banana.
Bananas are the perfect summertime treat, and chocolate covered banana pops are easy to make. Just peel the bananas, cut them in half, and insert the sticks into each half. Leave enough space between each banana to prevent them from sticking together. Freeze the pops for about an hour before serving. If you want, you can make them a day or two ahead. If you have a few guests, freeze them for up to 2 days.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly, dairy-free dessert that doesn’t compromise on flavor, try making these vegan chocolate banana pops. They’re made with only five ingredients and taste just like a fudgesicle! Put a frozen banana on a skewer, dip it in melted chocolate, and top it off with your favorite toppings! They make for a delightful icy snack and are also great for parties!
For extra deliciousness, you can top them with shredded coconut, finely diced dried mango, crushed macadamia nuts, and shredded coconut. You can also use cocoa powder or nutmeg instead of chocolate. Make sure to place them in the freezer for at least three hours to set. Then, you can enjoy your healthy treat! If you want to serve these treats to your kids, make them as ice pops and you’ll be sure to please everyone with your delicious treat!