Simple, tasty and heathy(ish) too?
Pretty much the perfect little snack, I'd say:)
Not to mention, these would be super easy to customize.
Dark chocolate? Milk chocolate? White chocolate? Nuts? Sprinkles? Coconut flakes?
There's really an endless list of ways to make this to suit your taste. As for me, I'm a simple girl. Just chocolate... oh and maybe just a couple with sprinkles too...
As for the ingredients. All you really need is bananas and some sort of melting chocolate. I also used some super cute paper straws I got from Williams Sonoma a while back as the lollipop sticks, but you could also use regular ones you can find at most craft stores.
I got this little "heat and dip" melting chocolate at my grocerie store, but really, it's just the same as getting the nice sized bags of chocolate melts from the craft or candy-making store.
The trickiest part is getting the banana chunks to stay on the lollipop sticks while you coat them in chocolate (spoiler alert: if you just dive in with them normal you'll end up fishing chunks of banana out of your chocolate). Here's what I do:
1. Discarding (i.e. eating) the ends of the bananas, cut them into large chunks. 2.Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in the melted chocolate. 3. Push the stick about halfway through the banana. 4. Put them on a sheet of parchment paper, on a plate, and stick in the freezer for 5-10 minutes or chocolate is frozen. 5. Dip the bananas in the chocolate, covering on all sides. Tap the stick to pop any air bubbles and allow all extra chocolate to drip off. (if you're adding any toppings, now is the time!)
Once all of them have been dipped, return to freezer and allow to harden before eating.
After whipping up a batch of these, my brother asked if you could over-dose on the potassium in bananas. These are a bit addictive. Oh yes, they are.