Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frozen Banana Pops

Monday I enjoyed the first. .
afternoon all to myself than I can remember for a long time.
I was home. .no clinics. .
and since Cami has started preschool every afternoon. .
I was ALL ALONE. .
with promises of many more of those occurences to come.
Oh, all the things I could do in 5 uninterrupted hours!!
I'm sure you are dying to know what I chose. .
cleaning. .and cooking goodies for the ones I love. .
a phone call to my mama. .and some more cleaning. .
And ya know what??
Those 5 hours magically disappeared in a snap. .
But. .I tried out a little snackie that I have been intending to fix for quite a while!
And, with school starting for nearly everyone. .I wanted to share it. .
cause it was SOOOOO easy!! And your hungry troops are bound to love them too!
I've never eaten frozen banana pops. .
but I thought they sounded delicious. .
And they were!
I bought some bananas that were already ripe, even starting to get the small dark spots (at which point, I won't eat them because they are too ripe for my green-banana-loving palate) and cut them in half. I inserted a coffee stir in the end. .but only because I didn't have any popsicle sticks. .
which would have been MUCH handier!!
Beggars can't be choosers though, can they!
Freeze them on a foil for about 15-30 minutes.
Take them out and dip 'em in chocolate. .sprinkle with whatever toppings you like. .I used ice cream sprinkles and toasted nut topping (from the can :-) as well as coconut. .Put them back into the freezer for several hours. .
The troops L-O-V-E-D them. .
and so will you!
And they are healthy. .especially if you use that great dark chocolate that is full of antioxidents!!
One more day until the weekend!

Frozen Banana Pops
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup chocolate chips (we used dark)
1 tsp oil
toppings of your choice

Cut the bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick into the cut end. lay them flat on a cookie sheet topped with foil or parchment paper. Freeze for 15 minutes. Melt the chocolate with the oil in a shallow container. Dip the partially frozen bananas in the chocolate, spooning it over to coat if needed. Sprinkle toppings on quickly if using, because within 20 seconds the chocolate will be firming. Return pops to the freezer. May store in an airtight container for up to a week. .if they last that long!!


  1. Now how come when I try to explain to my doctor that dark chocolate is good for you, she gives me THAT LOOK.
    Is it something to do with moderation???
    They look great. You sold me on the chocolate.

  2. I have wanted to make these too! I never have though...well, wait a minute...I did make them when I worked at an ice cream stand when I was about 19 years old. But..that is like 150 years ago and so that doesn't count. I made them and froze them for customers but it's not like we were allowed to eat them, unless we paid for them...and well, being as we were aloud to eat as much soft serve ice cream as we wanted, for free, as long as it was in our own re-usable cup and spoon, I was sticking with the free stuff! haha! Anyhow, I have never ever made them at home, but now that you've brought it up on your blog, I think I might be making them now! And, also, I think I will do what you did...make them while the kiddos are at school, so it will be a nice surprise for them when they get home!

  3. Now you are talking! I have got to try these.

  4. Easy, yummy and cute too.
    Dark chocolate is awesome.

  5. Yum! You know what? I bet these would make really yummy after noon snacks for daycare!