It's been between 70 and 80 degrees here in Minnesota this past week and boy have these banana treats been hitting the spot! I love having quick and easy dessert ideas like this during hot summer days - not that it's even summer yet, but it sure feels like it!
You can pretty much use any topping you'd like on these. They would be really fun to make with your kids and I know they'd love putting rainbow sprinkles on top! Much healthier than ice cream - and just as delicious! I'm preparing for my "Build Your Own Cupcake" party this weekend and I'm super excited! It's going to be me and my family - including a bunch of little kids. Expect a ton of cute pictures of the little ones decorating cupcakes. That post should be up by Sunday!
- 4 large, ripe bananas
- 1 cup chocolate chips - melted over a double boiler
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Lollipop or Popsicle sticks
Cut the bananas into halves or thirds - depending on the size of the banana. Insert a Lollipop or Popsicle stick into one of the ends of the banana. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with a little cooking spray.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Once the chocolate is melted - dip each banana in the chocolate and cover completely. Set each banana on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet and cover with the toppings of your choice. The picture above is covered with coconut and the picture below is covered with walnuts. Both were delicious!
Place the cookie sheet in the freezer to freeze the bananas - about 2 hours.