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.
They also make the perfect summer dessert. My kids will seriously pick these over popsicles anyway, which is a mom win for me.
how long do they last in the freezer?
I love these, because they are perfect for freezing.
When freezing them, we usually put them in a ziplock bag with all the air sucked out of it, so no extra moisture or air is floating a round, and will ruin their amazing texture as they freeze.
We highly recommend placing them in a ziplock or air tight container.
These will last nicely in the freezer for about 5 days. After that the banana will lose it’s texture and flavor and become a little bitter.
what other toppings could i put on these Monkey tails?
I am all about my toppings. While these are delicious as is, without any toppings, and just dipped in chocolate, it is fun to roll them in the goods. It’s also a great way to get your kids involved. Here are a few of our favorite toppings:
- shredded coconut
- chopped almonds
- chopped peanuts
- chopped pecans
- mini M & M’s
- Oreo cookie bits
- candy bar chunks (Kit Kats, Butterfingers, Reese’s, Snickers, etc.)
- white chocolate chips or a white chocolate drizzle
- peanut butter chips or peanut butter drizzle
- plain and as is (I even just like frozen bananas, if you don’t want to dip them in chocolate)
watch how to make another banana favorite, here:
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