Nothing marks the start of warm weather like frozen goodies.
Chocolate and banana is a pretty unbeatable combo. You can get creative and use whatever toppings you want. I did half with sprinkles, half with melted peanut butter chips. That way I still had variation, but if I wanted a small sweet snack I could just pop into the freezer and grab one (or three…or four).
Let’s be real though, these are awesome for everyone. They take less than 5 ingredients to make and only take 10 minutes. Not to mention that they’re extremely affordable, customizable, kid-friendly, gluten-free, and all that goodness.
Sidenote: This is for all fellow chocolate-lovers out there. Did you know dark chocolate milk existed?! Because I didn’t up until recently, and I’m not exaggerating when I say you will die from regret if you don’t try it.
Makes 20-25 bites
- 2 large bananas, peeled
- 8 squares of semi-sweet baker’s chocolate, chopped
- 3 tbsp. colourful sprinkles
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
Slice the bananas into thin rounds, then set aside. Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave on half-power, or in a double boiler on the stove. If using the microwave, careful not to overcook or the chocolate will clump!**
Dip a slice of banana in the melted chocolate, then place on a parchment-lined plate or cookie sheet (something that will fit in your freezer). If using sprinkles, pinch a small amount and sprinkle (trust me, I tried to find another word to use, I’m sorry) them on stop so that they rest on top of the chocolate. Repeat with remaining bananas.
If using peanut butter chips, dip all of the slices in the melted chocolate, place on parchment-covered plate, and allow them to freeze for 10 minutes. Melt down chips in the microwave or a double boiler.** Drizzle small amounts of the melted chips onto the tops of your frozen bananas, then place back in the freezer to solidify.
Once the chocolate and toppings have fully frozen, place them in an airtight container and leave them in the freezer for up to a month.
**If you are having trouble getting a thin enough consistency for the chocolate, add a small amount of vegetable shortening and re-heat for about 15 seconds, stirring it in well. Same goes for peanut butter chips.