Sunday, May 12, 2013

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

This is Travis Elizabeth and Andrew.  We are going to write the blog post today.  We are going to let Mom take a break.

So to start with we will give you a Mother's Day laugh: For Mother’s Day do we give you presents or do you give us presents?

These are some of the things that we like that Mom cooks: blackberry cobbler, butterfinger pie, ribs, fish tacos, cheesecakes, and brisket tacos.

Now we are going to write the top 11 things we like about our Mom.  She is awesome, kind, out of this world.  She lets us eat her foods that go on the blog.  Mom is a great cook.  She lets us eat out of the house.  She is the best Mom ever.  She lets us swim early in the year.  She lets us go to different states.  She lets us eat pies.  She lets us have a fun time everywhere.  She is great for a Mom.  She is a sweet, kindly and awesome Mom

Since we are in charge today, we chose to make frozen bananas – it is easier than making sloppy joes.
Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Chocolate-dipped Frozen Bananas
and my three little monkeys
1.      4 bananas, peeled  and cut in half
2.      8 popsicle sticks
3.      2 C semisweet chocolate chips
4.      2 Tbsp vegetable oil
5.      Assorted toppings (optional) like sprinkles, nuts, sweetened coconut, granola, or toffee bits

Line a baking sheet with wax paper, nonstick foil or parchment paper. Cut the bananas in half and insert a Popsicle stick into each half. Place them on the baking sheet and freeze for at least 15 minutes.

Place the chocolate with the oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, until melted.  Check and stir every 30 seconds.  Or melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water.  Once melted, stir in the oil until smooth.
Roll each banana half in the chocolate, then quickly sprinkle with your topping (if using).  Freeze until the chocolate sets, 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.  Serve or freeze in an airtight container for up to a week. 

Another option is to cut the banana into bite size pieces and use a toothpick as a stick.


Anonymous said...

What adorable children. They must have awesome D.N.A.
Love to all. Uncle Willy

Laura W. said...

This is the best! Anne, you have raised some great kids! Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Moe said...

What lovely children and cute to boot. Those bananas look awesome!!
(uncle Willy's friend)

The Baker's Mann said...

thank you Moe! A friend of Uncle Willy's is a friend of mine :)

GiftPepper said...

Awesome summer time treat! Great for kids and for adults seeking a healthy treat. Yum!