Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas From Scratch With Maria Provenzano

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas From Scratch With Maria Provenzano

Chocolate covered frozen bananas generally mean two different thing to people. Either they are a healthy dessert option OR they remind you of when you were a kid at a park like Disney and devoured chocolate covered frozen bananas on hot days.  This is one of my husbands favorite desserts so I have had plenty of trial and error trying to perfect it.  I found out the hard way that having the bananas frozen first  (with the toothpick in them) is really the only way to dip them. THEN, after making these a million times, I learned I have to somehow thin out the chocolate.  A lot of people do this with shortening, which I don’t use in my cooking or baking.  Sooooo to make a long story…well… longer… I experimented by adding coconut oil and perfection was achieved!! By adding the coconut oil to the chocolate and melting it down created a thinner chocolate that hardens quickly.  It turns into a chocolate shell that reminds me of a Klondike bar!  It’s the best banana to chocolate ratio.Keep these in your freezer for a perfect summer treat!

Here’s what you need:

Bananas; however many you want to dip

10oz chocolate of your choice; I like dark

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Roasted peanuts; chopped into small pieces (optional)

*Cut bananas into about 2 inch size pieces and place on a sheet lined with wax paper

*Stick a toothpick into each banana piece and place in the freezer for about 3 hours or overnight

*Make a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a pan with simmering water (making sure the water isn’t touching the bowl)

*Place the chocolate and coconut oil in the bowl and allow it to slowly melt; stirring occasionally

*When the chocolate is ready grab the frozen bananas out of the freezer and lower the heat on the double boiler

*Dip the frozen banana into the chocolate mixture; tilting the bowl if needed

*Allow extra chocolate to drip off the banana piece

*Sprinkle with peanuts, over another surface, if using

*Place the dipped banana back into the wax paper

*The chocolate coating should harden quickly

*Place back into freezer until ready to eat!!