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Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

July 29, 2013

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I feel like every blog should have a safeword.

We need a word that says, ‘Um… why are you posting way less on your blog these days. Are you pregnant?’  No.

We need a word that says ‘I know you’re phoning it in with that compilation of past posts post’.  It’s cool.

We need a word that says ‘Cool, you’re engaged!  I’m going to unfollow you on Pinterest immediately’.  It’s nothing personal.  It’s a wedding thing.

We need a word that says ‘Did you really just post a recipe for ICE!?’.  I’m sorry.

I was going to have our safeword here be ‘Lasagna Grilled Cheese‘… but we can’t use that anymore because that’s a thing now.  Our safeword definitely can’t be ‘Chocolate Dripped Bananas’ because that’s obviously a thing.  Maybe our safeword should be ‘gorilla pants’… until I get a pair.  I’ll let you know when that happens.  Until then, ‘gorilla pants’ is our safeword.

I’m really glad we had this talk.

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Let’s talk about toppings.

I’m trying to keep it classy.  It took everything in me not to throw colored sprinkles in the mix.  Classing it up!

Salted pistachios are shelled and coarsely chopped.  Chili-rubbed almonds are (snacked on) and coarsely chopped.  Cocoa nibs are appreciated for their dark and bitter crunch.  We’re ready to sprinkle!

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Melted chocolate is mandatory… otherwise we just have bananas on sticks, and what fun is that?

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Dip and sprinkle.  Dip and sprinkle.

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I love when messy things are also pretty.  I think this only happens when chocolate and pistachios are involved.  My kitchen is messy… and not so pretty at all.

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These summer treats are exactly as advertised:  chocolate and chilled, sprinkled bananas.  Frozen bananas are super satisfying… like nature’s popsicles.  Covered in chocolate and salty nuts,  I mean….

You know the deal.

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Print this Recipe!

12 ounces dark chocolate, melted over a double boiler

3 large bananas, cut into thirds

popsicle sticks

chopped salted pistachios

chopped spiced or smoked almonds

cocoa nibs

Melt chocolate over a double boiler (or in the microwave, if you prefer).  Stir until smooth, glossy, and entirely melted.

Insert a popsicle stick into one end of each banana piece.  Dip each banana into the warm melted chocolate.  Shake off excess chocolate as best you can.  Place dipped bananas on a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with chopped pistachios, chopped almonds, or cocoa nibs.  Place in the freezer to harden and set.

When frozen through wrap individually or enjoy immediately.  


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