Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

I like chocolate.  I love chocolate, actually.  So, finding new ways to apply chocolate to something and then eating it, makes my world turn.  This comes from this month's, (April, 2009), Bon Appetit.  As soon as I finished reading this recipe, I already had chocolate melting away in the pot.

These 'nanas are so easy to make, it's actually ideal for those with little ones looking for some fun in the kitchen.  Since the chocolate and the pot are both quite hot, my advise would be to have different "toppings" and let your 'lil chef dip the just-coated bananas (a grown up job), and decorate  themselves.  But if you are like me, just looking for a healthy chocolate fix, then my only suggestion is to make enough to share!


Frozen Banana Bites
Bon Appetit, April 2009.

2 cups bittersweet chocolate
2 TBLS canola oil
Assorted toppings to coat bananas (try crushed chocolate cookies, toffee bits, chopped salted peanuts, toasted shredded coconut, etc) *Chopped peanuts are shown here.
3 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices.

Stir chocolate and oil in heavy saucepan over low heat just  until smooth.  Let stand 15 minutes to cool.
Place each topping in separate shallow dish.  Line baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper.  Using your fingers, dip 1 banana slice into chocolate.  Shake off excess chocolate.  Drop dipped banana into one topping, then transfer to baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining bananas.  Freeze until firm, about 3 hours.  Will keep in freezer for up to 2 weeks.


14 comments:

Paula and Skip said...

I love chocolate and I am on my way into the kitchen. Thansk for sharing. Paula

Em said...

What a great idea! It looks so cute and tasty!

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Susan said...

Thanks for posting this--I tried it yesterday and it got thumbs up from my roommates. It makes WAY more chocolate than I needed for four bananas, though. Not that leftover dipping chocolate is any great tragedy... :)

celeste kellerhouse said...

I also had lots of left over chocolate, but found it not to be a problem! I dipped some pretzel sticks in it and froze for an hour.

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Michelle said...

Those look uber delicious! And that plate is just beautiful, I loveee that color!

Justine said...

Looks so yummy! And I think I have the same plate (well, actually its a bowl); is it from Target?

Hillary said...

What a nice little treat!

Hillary
Chew on That

Heavenly Housewife said...

How gorgeous, and a fab idea. i just wonder, do you eat them when they r frozen or do u thaw them first? Also does the banana not go brown?

Kasey said...

What a perfect bite idea for a summer cocktail party!

Hayley said...

I love your pictures. Chocolate covered bananas are my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

AshleyZ said...

Celeste! Ashley Zach here - granddaughter of your mom's golf buddy in Tally - we spoke a little while ago. I just got pointed to your blog through another blogger I follow (MollyChester)and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was you! Small, small world. Stoked to follow another great food blog. :) I hope all is well!

celeste kellerhouse said...

ashley!
You know Molly also went to Nat Gourmet - you should email her if you want anymore info on the school, did you decide on going yet? Funny - small world, indeed!

AshleyZ said...

Well I have been tweeting with Molly (just started this whole twitter thing and find it completely fascinating). Yeah she did mention the natural gourmet. I visited recently and am even more sure that I want to go but I haven't been able to figure out the money yet. Not sure how to make that happen but I am working on it. :)