Chocolate Covered Bananas

This sh*t is Bananas.  B-A-N-A-N-A-S!  (You know you’re going to have that song in your head for the rest of the day now.

Everything about these bananas brings family to mind.  My grandma made them growing up as well as my mother.  They were a favorite summer time treat!  We always had them for holiday weekends and everyone went bonkers over them.  They are so easy and quick to make.  We are having a Mother’s Day BBQ at my abode, so I thought these would be a perfect addition!

Now you can get all fancy on me and melt your own chocolate.  (I’m clapping for you.)  We’ve always used the Smucker’s brand (yes, I know…hard to believe right?) and it’s soooooo good.  It hardens instantly.  But I figure, why mess with perfection right?  I always like the better-for-you route.  However this is just too perfect to change.  Just buy the Smuckers.  And don’t feel bad about yourself.  It’s OK once in a while, really.  ( I mean, it’s fruit guys!) It’s called Smuckers Magic Shell Chocolate.  It tastes realllllllly good and hardens fast.  So make sure you apply your toppings right away!

Mmmm good luck eating just one!  Enjoy 🙂

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I used 3 of these for about 18-20 Bananas
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Start with some bananas.  Peel and cut in half.  Then stick a POPSICLE STICK through the center…NOT  a cake pop stick like I used.  ( I thought I had some but didn’t!)  The popsicle sticks are much sturdier and easier to hold.  Cover the bananas and put in freezer over night or until completely frozen.
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Now slice up your toppings.  M&M’s would be good for the kids too.  I used Butter Finger, Caramel and Dry Roasted Peanuts.  The salty and sweet combination is perfect. 
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Now take that Chocolate and SHAKE IT.  I mean shake it good.  Shake what your mama gave ya!  Then pour it into a coffee mug.  Take the frozen banana and dip in the chocolate.  You will have to pick up the mug and tilt it around to get the whole banana covered.  Then quickly add your favorite toppings.  QUICKLY!!!  The chocolate hardens fast.
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Place them on some parchment paper when finished!  When dry put them in a container and freeze right away.  
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If using caramel put it in a double boiler or a small sauce pan with a glass bowl on top.  Melt caramels with a little bit of water over low heat and stir until melted. Then drizzle over bananas.  
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Yum!  Doesn’t get any better than this!

Really no recipe here.

Bananas.  Slice in half, add popsicle stick.  Freeze overnight or until frozen solid.  Take the chocolate and shake really well.  Add to a coffee mug.  Dunk the frozen banana into the mixture, turning to coat completely.  QUICKLY add your favorite toppings.  Then place on parchment paper.  When dry, put in a container and freeze until ready to use.

(Can you tell I got a little lazy?)

Ha!

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