I would like to introduce you to my new obsession…frozen banana bites coated in chocolate. You cannot imagine how good these are.
I meant to post these treats two years ago. Yup, TWO years ago. Pathetic. We usually have these in the summer and it seems the summer flies by in the blink of an eye and I neglect to post this year after year. And again this summer zipped on by and here I am on Labor Day weekend finally getting around to it. Oiy.
Anyway, back to the goodies. Thick slices of banana coated in dark chocolate and then frozen for a few hours. The banana becomes similar to ice cream, you would think you are eating banana ice cream! In this photo above (2 years old) I topped each banana with chopped nuts. Lately I have not been using the nuts, just leaving them a little naked and they are equally outstanding. I simply don’t have time for that extra step anymore.
If you like banana and you like chocolate and you love having a cold treat on a hot day I guarantee you will absolutely love these. And since the summer is coming to a close please give these a try soon. You won’t regret it.
Here’s what you will need…
1 Banana, not too ripe (preferably cool from the fridge)
4 oz melted chocolate ( I use 60% or 70% cacao)
chopped nuts (optional)
Remove banana from fridge, peel and remove any of those stringy things on the sides. Cut the banana into large chunks (about 1/2 inch thick). Taking one piece of banana at a time, drop it into the bowl of chocolate and with the forks turn the banana over a few times to coat (don’t prick the banana). Pick the banana up using the flat side of one fork and gently tap it against the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. (If you are using the nuts you would put them on the top now). Lay the banana bite on the cookie sheet.
Continue with all the banana pieces and then put the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few hours. Once they are frozen you can put them in a ziplock back and keep them stored in the freezer.
Hurry up and make these – the summer’s almost over!
*The banana does end up making the chocolate a bit mealy after the 8th or 9th piece. If you want to make more just clean out that chocolate and start over with a new 4 oz bar.