Heather is a mom to three kids, who all love to cook! Together, they are the Kids in the Kitchen with Girl and Her Kitchen, creating food and recipes the whole family will love!
This is one of those recipes, that can really hardly be called a recipe. There is no mixing, no real cooking, no complicated ingredients…so in other words…PERFECT for summer!
Our sweet tooth does not go away in the summer, but our desire to turn on a stove or oven certainly does. These “lollipops” are easy and tasty, and can I dare say, good for you?
Well, for the most part, that is true. Depends on how crazy you get with the sprinkles.
This summer has been very unpredictable weather wise, but since today it is about a thousand degrees outside, I figured it would be the perfect day to get these ready. Luckily, I had frozen some bananas yesterday, so we were ready to go!
This is a great summer treat for the kids, and the grown ups too! It is a wonderful way to satisfy your sweet tooth, cool off, and get a somewhat healthy snack in, all at the same time!
You just cannot go wrong with these! Did I mention that this “recipe” is so easy, the kids can pretty much do it themselves?
Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana “Lollipops”
4 bananas, ends cut off, sliced about 3/4 inch thick
2 cups dark (or milk) chocolate chips
sprinkles, nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut-optional
Prepare a large 9×13 baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. After slicing bananas, skewer about 4-5 slices laying flat on the skewer (if you have little ones, make sure you do not use pointed skewers and you may only want to put 2-3 slices on each stick). Lay flat on prepared baking sheet. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for four hours, or over night.
Over a double boiler or in the microwave, melt chocolate until smooth and creamy.Remove bananas from freezer and uncover. Drizzle chocolate over banana skewers or dip into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with desired toppings immediately. Chocolate should harden relatively quickly since the bananas are so cold, but if it doesn’t, place tray back into the freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set. Enjoy right away, or keep in the freezer for a great summer snack!