I still have a major sweet tooth (in fact, I think ALL the sisters have it!) – but I’m taking baby steps towards eating just a little bit healthier at a time. Instead of eating just pure popsicles, I’ve been snacking on these chocolate covered bananas (or as we lovingly call them – Monkey Tails!). I get my chocolate fix, but I also get some much-needed fruit in there, too. Plus, they’re super easy to make, the kids will love to help, and you can freeze them for later.
2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, but you can use whatever you prefer)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
toppings: chopped peanuts, almonds, coconut, granola or whatever you think would taste good!
10 6" skewers (or popsicle sticks)
Insert a skewer (or popsicle stick) into the cut end of each banana. Place each banana on a baking sheet covered with a non-stick mat (or wax paper). Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until your bananas are frozen.
In a microwaveable bowl, mix together chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals and stirring until the chocolate is completely smooth.
Remove your bananas from the freezer. One at a time, dip each banana in the chocolate mixture and sprinkle with your favorite toppings, holding it above a plate and rotating it slowly so there are toppings covering the entire banana.
Place each banana back on the non-stick mat and cookie sheet and return to the freezer until the chocolate is firm (about 30 minutes).
Cuisine: American |Recipe Type: Snack
*We tried rolling the bananas in the toppings, and it made the toppings a chocolatey mess - we found sprinkling the toppings while rotating them was the easiest way to do it. *Store un-eaten monkey tails in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer for up to 30 days.