Well, I didn't intend for this to be a Halloween recipe, but I had some Halloween sprinkles in my cabinet left over from last year and figured this would be a good use for them.
These are so simple, and take no time at all to prepare. The hardest part is waiting for the bananas to freeze, which should take only a couple hours, but you could do it the night before if you want. I actually forgot about mine, so they were in the freezer for about 24 hours before I opened it and was like"What the hell? Why are there frozen bananas on a stick in my freezer? Ohhhhhhhh....." (I have a terrible memory. Ever see the movie 'Memento'? I'm almost there).
Anyway, as I noted at the bottom of this recipe, once you cover the bananas in chocolate, you're supposed to put them back in the freezer to let everything harden. I didn't do that. Jesse and I wanted to eat our bananas right away, so I set them in fridge for about 20. The chocolate still hardens, but the banana starts to thaw a bit and isn't rock hard, making it much easier for little ones (a least mine) to eat. I too preferred the slightly softer banana. It's still SUPER cold in the middle, but it's not gonna break a tooth.
Ok guys, have a great weekend! Heath has gone out to sea for awhile, so of course that's when a stupid hurricane decides to stop by. I've got a few things to do outside in case the wind really starts whipping come Monday or Tuesday. It's looking like it's headed to New Jersey (sorry guys), but you never know. Better to be safe than sorry!
'Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas'
Source: Adapted from Baked Bree
1 bag milk or semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
Wood corn dog sticks
1. Peel desired number of bananas and insert stick about 1 inch above the very bottom of the banana, so the stick can go straight into as much of the banana as possible. (It's ok if they start to break a bit...freezing them will stop further breakage).
2. Put the bananas on a plate and set in the freezer, letting them freeze completely...at least 2 hours.
3. Once completely frozen, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave according to package directions. Add the vegetable oil and mix completely (this helps thin the chocolate making it easier to work with).
4. Using a spoon, cover the bananas in chocolate. Work quickly as the cold banana will start to harden the warm chocolate almost immediately! Cover with sprinkles and put them back in the freezer to set completely.
***Since we ate ours immediately, I placed mine in the fridge for about 20 minutes after covering them with chocolate. The chocolate still hardens, but the banana starts to thaw a bit. I didn't want Jesse biting into a rock hard banana***