For an awesome summertime treat, try frozen chocolate-covered bananas. They are so easy to make and taste just like ice cream!
4 ripe bananas, peeled
1 cup (8 oz.) chocolate chips or carob chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Toppings of your choice, such as:
Flaked sea salt
Dried apple chips, ground up
Roasted nuts like pecans or pistachios
Cut the bananas in half lengthwise. Place each banana half (wider end) on a popsicle stick. Place the banana halves on a parchment-lined plate or container. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours.
Arrange your toppings in little bowls. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl placed on top of a saucepan filled with simmering hot water on medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Whisk occasionally until melted.
Use a silicone brush to brush the melted chocolate onto the frozen bananas. While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle with any toppings of your choice. Work quickly as the chocolate freezes quickly. Place on parchment or wax paper to set. Refreeze the bananas, storing in an air-tight container.
Instead of putting the bananas on sticks, you can just slice them before coating with melted chocolate and toppings.