Kids love bananas! Diced, they are a perfect finger food. Cut in circles and frozen, they soothe a cranky teether. And for many, peanut butter and banana sandwiches are a staple for the lunchbox. These frozen banana pops – with or without the chocolate – are a simple summer treat.
- Popsicle sticks
- Chocolate (1 ounce per banana) (optional) Bananas
One banana makes 2 pops. Peel bananas and slice in half crosswise. Insert a Popsicle stick in the end of each piece. Place in freezer for 2 hours. They are ready to eat (unless you want to dip them in chocolate).
To dip in chocolate: Melt chocolate according the package directions. You may need to add a bit of cooking oil (1 tsp – 1 Tbsp, depending on the amount and type of chocolate) to the chocolate to develop a good “dipping” consistency. You can also purchase chocolate that is specially designed for melting and dipping. It is often located in the baking or produce sections of a grocery store. Once the chocolate is ready, remove the frozen bananas from the freezer and dip or spoon chocolate over them. Put them back in the freezer to set. They’ll be ready in minutes.
Storage: Wrap individually in plastic. Freeze for up to 2 months.