This is an easy summer treat. Cool and at least a little better for you than ice cream. Plus two little banana bites would fix a sweet tooth. I know I like bananas but believe most people who don’t would like this treat. My daughter had a blast topping the bananas as I dipped them, so get the kids in the kitchen and have some fun!
- 3 large bananas, peeled
- 1 cup chocolate melts
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1-3 Tbs shortening
- Crushed peanuts,coconut,crushed cookies, or any other topping you can think of
Prepare a sheet pan with wax or parchment paper, and clear a space in the freezer large enough to fit the sheet pan.
Slice bananas in thick slices. Prepare toppings by crushing or chopping, and set aside in bowls.
Melt chocolate and 1 Tbs of shortening, using a double boiler method or method of melting choice.
Dip bananas in chocolate (I think laying banana slices on a fork worked the best), set on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with toppings. If chocolate becomes to thick or starts to seize because of the moisture of bananas add a Tablespoon of shortening at a time stirring until smooth. Continue until all bananas are covered and on the cookie sheet.
Place cookie sheet in freezer for about two hours. Then transfer banana bites to freezer bags and store in freezer, until you have eaten them all.