Food

Frozen Bananas – A Simple Summer Treat

About two years ago I saw a blog post for frozen, chocolate covered banana rounds.  They were an instant hit!  The kids loved them because they were simply delicious.  I loved them because they were easy to make, a great dairy free alternative, and affordable to boot.

In the time since I made my first batch, I’ve played around with unique ways to serve up frozen bananas.  The possibilities are endless.  From peanut butter filling, to pretzel rod stick banana pops, and blended banana “ice cream”, I think you will be able to find something to suit your taste.

This is a great way to have some fun in the kitchen with your kids.  Let the sprinkles fly and share some laughs together.

First up is a basic recipe for chocolate covered banana rounds that I submitted to Taste of Home.

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Ice Box Banana Pretzel Poppers

Ingredients

  • 24 – 1/2″ thick fresh banana slices (approximately 3 bananas), peel removed
  • 24 – 2 1/2″ long thin pretzel sticks
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (60% cacao), melted
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 tablespoons rainbow non-pariels
  1. Line a large stainless steel baking tray with wax or parchment paper. Gently press a pretzel stick into the center of a banana slice. Place flat side down on the tray. Freeze for 1 hour.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to package instruction.
  3. Roll the edge and bottom of each banana slice in the melted chocolate. Immediately roll in your choice of nuts, coconut, or non-pariels. Return to the baking tray. Continue with the remaining bananas. Return the tray with the bananas back to the freezer for at least 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Keep frozen. Yield: serves 24
Notes: Notes: To keep this recipe gluten free, you can purchase gluten free pretzel sticks. Create your own dipping station with other items of your choice like mini chocolate chips, small candies, or sprinkles.
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