Frozen. Chocolate. Banana. Pops! I wanted to call these ‘Nutty Monkeys” but that didn’t fly with hubby. These are one my favourite treats and flavour combos. The first time I had these was at Disneyland back in the 80s, which I’ve already raved madly about. It only occurred to me recently that I didn’t need to go to there to have them; I can make them at home, easily, and with ingredients I usually have in my pantry. I’m fussy about the ripeness of bananas and won’t eat them once they start to brown. This is the point I usually cut them up and freeze them for smoothies or “banana ice cream“. They are a healthy yet decadent treat and a small bite — a pop — is all that’s needed. -bvox
Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops
Insert skewers or popsicle sticks into bite size pieces of banana and freeze them for a couple of hours.
Roast peanuts in a 300 degree F oven until light golden. You’ll smell them when it’s time for them to come out. Cool and chop into small pieces. Put in shallow bowl.
Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
Melt semi-sweet chocolate (chips or bars cut up) in a double boiler or using the microwave method (in glass bowl, stir every 30 seconds for a minute or two). Stir until smooth.
Working quickly, dunk bananas in the melted chocolate and roll in the chopped peanuts.
Place on the cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours. Remove and place in an airtight container and store in the freezer until you’re ready to devour them. XXOO.