Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

I created a box of chocolate dipped frozen bananas for my brother-in-law's birthday tonight. They're in honor of his favorite (cancelled) tv show, Arrested Development. I don't really have a recipe for these, just a bunch of pretty pictures and some brief instructions. Here goes:

First, you want to begin with bananas that are still a bit green, and some popsicle sticks. Peel the bananas, cut them in half and insert popsicle sticks. Lay them on a tray lined with parchment paper (or a Silpat) and freeze them for an hour or so.

Next you need chocolate chips (or chocolate shavings), and some chopped nuts. For John's gift I used a variety of chocolates and nuts. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave. (A 1/2 bag of choc chips covers about 3 or 4 banana halves.) Then chop the nuts and place on a plate, large enough to roll the banana on.

Dip the frozen bananas in the chocolate. You might have to use a spoon to fully coat each banana. Then quickly (before the frozen banana hardens the chocolate) roll the banana in the nuts, then place it back on the parchment lined baking sheet. Once all bananas have been dipped/rolled, place them back into the freezer until you're ready to enjoy them!

This one is dark chocolate with pecans.

White chocolate with almonds.

The whole box! Milk chocolate with walnuts was the other combination I used.


Robyn said...

They look very yummy!

Brielle said...

I tried one today and it is DELICIOUS! Thank you thank you thank you Andy!!

Suzie Knowlton said...

Okay, I have a kitchen accessory related question. I am looking for an apron pattern. Andy, I think you made one for Bonnie (the one she is wearing in the picture on their blog), and I think I've seen you in one, or one in your pantry. How did you make it? Please tell me that you used a pattern and didn't just make it from scratch. If so, which pattern did you use? I looked at patterns at the fabric store the other day, and couldn't find anything I liked.

Andy said...

Yup, I did make a few aprons for Bonnie, and yes, I did use a pattern. That's the good news. The bad news is that the pattern is no longer on Martha Stewart's website. I do have it printed out (with the instructions) and I can send you a copy.

It's a fabulous reversible apron that's not too difficult to make. This one is fairly similar

except my pattern has a square neck and straight edges at the bottom.

Suzie Knowlton said...

I would appreciate a copy of the pattern, if it's not too much trouble. Thanks!

Hamarat Anne said...

hi, can i write about this great recipe on myblog -of course i'll give links to your blog-

Fosi said...

wonderful thought!thank you.