During the hot summer months, it’s great to have various frozen treats on hand. While popsicles certainly have their place, frozen fruit is an excellent way for the kids to replenish nutrients easily lost in the hot weather. These are delightfully simple to prepare, the kids will love helping!
- 1 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 T. Solid Shortening (Coconut oil works fine)
- Optional: Sprinkles, Chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or any other toppings you might like to add
First, Cut the bananas into sections ( 1 -2 inch pieces).
Secondly, Insert Toothpicks for easy dipping.
Combine 1 c. Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon of shortening in a the top of a double boiler.
Melt the chocolate over low heat until smooth.
Dip each banana piece in chocolate and place on wax paper. Add a walnut half to the top, or roll in chopped nuts, shredded coconut, granola, rice krispies, colored sprinkles, etc.
Another variation that we really enjoy is to spread peanut butter between two slices of bananas and then dip them in chocolate.
If you want to dip many at the same time, thread the banana pieces onto skewers and then dip in chocolate.
Place the entire tray in the freezer until frozen solid (2-4 hours). Store in ziploc bags in the freezer.
~Omit Shortening and add 3 T. Peanut Butter (smooth or chunky)
~ Dip Strawberries, Cantaloupe Chunks