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easy chocolate covered bananas

A healthy frozen treat made with whole bananas
Course Snack
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 hours 1 minute
Servings 24
Author Marie@FeelingFoodish

Ingredients

  • Large bananas , 12
  • Chocolate chips , 8 oz (about 1 cup)
  • Coconut oil , 4 oz (about 1/2 cup)
  • Popsicle sticks , 24
  • Parchment paper

Instructions

  • Peel the bananas and cut each in half crosswise
  • Insert a popsicle stick into each half
  • Arrange bananas on a tray lined with parchment paper and freeze until frozen, about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Just before removing bananas from the freezer, prepare the chocolate coating.
  • In a microwave-safe dish, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil.
  • Heat for 1 minute, then remove and stir vigorously for 1 full minute.
  • If necessary, heat for an additional 30 seconds and then stir for another minute until smooth.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a tall narrow glass and dip each banana until well coated.
  • Allow the excess chocolate to drip back into glass for several seconds and then place on the parchment paper to dry.
  • After all the bananas have been covered, store in plastic bag in freezer.

Notes

After microwaving the chocolate/coconut oil combination, the mixture may not look as though is has melted, but it is often softened enough to allow for smoothing during vigorous stirring. It is easy to scorch chocolate by overheating so less is more here! Using 1/2 of a large bananas makes dipping easier