After reading several recipes, I decided to try these a couple of different ways. Here's what I used.
This worked okay, but it was difficult to make sure the bananas were evenly coated. And they weren't very pretty. Really I don't care how pretty my chocolate is, but since it was going on the blog that was kind of a bummer. Since I'm sure you have all been wowed by my cooking abilities thus far, I want to maintain my place on that pedestal. Ha!
I ended up using the entire half cup of chocolate chips on just one banana! So, for the next batch I added peanut butter. I melted 1/2 cup of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup peanut butter. This mixture was much easier to work with than the chocolate chips alone! I was able to go back to my fork dipping method, and it worked beautifully! I coated 2 bananas worth of bites in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture.
I put all the chocolate-covered bananas on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Then I stuck them in the freezer for a couple of hours. Here's the finished product.
I let the kids sample them with me. They loved both varieties, although they had a slight preference for the plain chocolate. I think that's mostly because the chocolate was thicker which meant there was more chocolate on each bite. For the record, I think it's best to let these sit out for about 5 minutes before serving.
I thoroughly enjoyed them too. Oh, frozen chocolate-covered bite of deliciousness!
Definitely a keeper!
Question of the Day:
What's your favorite fruit to cover with chocolate?