Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Frozen Nanners

Frozen bananas are a favorite treat for my middle guy.  He's quickly becoming an expert in the field of covering bananas with chocolate and toppings.  I let him delve into the snack realm when bananas are on sale or I snag a bag of good bananas for 10 cents a pound.  This is a fun snack idea that the children can make themselves with a little supervision.

It's hot here and I want "no bake" snacks that offer more nutrition than frozen fake juice-  aka popsicles. I am hoping the fruit overrides the chocolate coating.  It's got to be a little better than ice cream.  Right? 
Another quick fact-  Did you know that one serving of a banana is technically 1/2 of a banana?  I learned that a few years ago, but how many times do we gobble up the whole thing?

Here is how we made our frozen bananas:

  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.

  • Peel bananas and break into halves.  Insert a popsicle stick gently into the broken end.

  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt a bag of chocolate chips with 3 Tablespoons peanut butter or regular butter.  It depends on your tastes.  We go with the peanut butter.  Melt until smooth.  This takes about 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Coat the banana halves in chocolate.

  • Now you can roll the halves in toppings.  A few of our favorites are rice krispie cereal, peanuts, coconut, raisins, chow mein noodles, and small candies.  Be creative and let the children create their own banana pops.  If you don't like toppings you can leave the chocolate plain!

  • Place the coated bananas on the wax paper and freeze.

  • When the bananas are completely frozen, you can seal in freezer bags for storage.
  • Eat!  Mmmmmm 
What's your favorite topping?  This little guy has snapped, crackled, and popped for rice krispies!


Leslie said...

What a CHEESE! He'll do anything for chocolate.

mao qiuyun said...

washington redskins jerseys
air jordan shoes
ed hardy clothing
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban
barcelona jersey
new orleans saints jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
pandora jewelry
ray ban sunglasses uk
prada shoes
cartier love bracelet
timberland boots
true religion jeans
christian louboutin outlet
cheap nike shoes
michael kors outlet
nike running shoes
true religion outlet
the north face uk
hollister clothing
moncler coats
converse shoes
karen millen uk
air force 1 shoes
tory burch shoes
coach outlet store
thomas sabo
puma shoes
abercrombie and fitch
monster beats
cartier watches
kobe shoes
mont blanc outlet
air force one shoes
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
tods outlet

Gege Dai said...

louis vuitton neverfull sale
ferragamo shoes
nfl jersey wholesale
swarovski crystal
ralph lauren shirts
coach outlet
nfl jerseys wholesale
mulberry outlet
beats headphones
timberland boots
michael kors handbags clearance
hermes birkin
michael kors handbags
beats by dr dre
fitflops sale clearance
tiffany and co jewelry
true religion outlet
oakley sunglasses
coach handbags outlet
coach outlet
jordan shoes
lebron james shoes
bottega veneta outlet
oakley sunglasses sale
ghd uk
mulberry handbags
cheap jordans
ferragamo shoes
gucci sunglasses uk
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet online
hermes bags
michael kors outlet
lululemon outlet
ralph lauren uk