What We're Cooking This Weekend: Chocolate Banana Pops

FROM: @gingervegan

WHY WE LOVE IT: Talk about a crowd-pleaser! Chocolate covered bananas are a classic dessert everyone enjoys, vegans and non-vegans.

TOTAL TIME: 1:10

Prep: 7 minutes Sit: 30 min-1 hour until frozen

TOTAL INGREDIENTS: 6

MAKE IT FOR: A "healthier" dessert or your children's parties.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Lollipop sticks 
  • Pistachios 
  • Hazelnuts 
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. First, peel and cut the bananas in half. Then insert lollipop sticks into the cut ends, place on trays and freeze.
  2. Prepare your toppings before you remove the bananas from the freezer. (I like to use finely chopped nuts and seeds such as pistachio, hazelnut and pumpkin seeds. Freeze-dried fruits look lovely too and desiccated coconut is also a great choice.)
  3. Once they are frozen melt some chocolate over a bain-marie.
  4.  Working with one at a time either dip the frozen banana pops into the chocolate or just drizzle over with a spoon. 
  5. Sprinkle immediately with the topping as the chocolate will set very quickly. Repeat for each banana pop. 
  6. Store on a tray in the freezer until they are frozen through, then you can transfer them to a container or bag so that they take up less room.

Nutrition Notes:

357 calories, 6g protein, 53g carbs, 7g fiber, 19g fat