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Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

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Ingredients
  Fresh banana 2
  Lemon juice 20 Milliliter
  Semisweet chocolate chips 6 Ounce
  Peanut butter chips 6 Ounce
  Salted roasted peanuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

MAKING
1. Peel 2 bananas, removing any banana fiber that clings. Cut each in half, crosswise.
2. Place them in a small bowl and splash some lemon juice over them to keep them from turning brown.
3. Insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana and push it in far enough to hold the banana by gripping the popsicle stick.
4. Line an 8-inch square pan with waxed paper, place the 4 prepared bananas on the waxed paper, and place them in a freezer until they are very cold.
5. Now, melt 6 oz. chocolate in the top of a double boiler. When chocolate is melted, hold each banana by its popsicle handle, dip it into the melted chocolate, and use a spoon to get it covered completely. The chocolate coating will set up very fast, because the bananas are very cold.
6. Place each chocolate-coated banana back on the waxed paper in the pan and return to the freezer until coating is very cold.
7. Melt 6 oz. peanut butter chips in the top of a double boiler and dip the end of the frozen chocolate-coated bananas into the melted peanut butter chips.
8. While the peanut butter coating is still soft, roll the frozen, coated bananas in chopped peanuts.
9. Place back on waxed paper in pan, and freeze until ready to serve.

SERVING
10. Serve cold.

TIPS
If you are not serving this the same day, wrap each frozen, coated banana in plastic wrap and put them in a zip-lock plastic freezer bag. These will keep in the freezer for a month or so. When ready to serve, bring them out of the freezer and let them thaw just a little. (If you let a frozen banana thaw completely, it will turn to mush and water.) These are a delicious treat, to be eaten while still containing ice crystals. Enjoy!!! --Betty

Things You Will Need
popsicle sticks - 4

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Banana
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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