We made some of these with our five-year old granddaughter, Anna. She was so excited. They’re easy, fun, and really good. They’re frozen bananas on a stick, dipped in chocolate, and rolled in sprinkles.
You can use white chocolate or dark. For sprinkles, you can use jimmies or decorating sugar. You can color your decorating sugar by mixing it with a couple drops of food coloring. The ones in the picture are rolled in jimmies and some in decorating sugar.
Choose good melting chocolate. Chocolate wafers are much better than chocolate chips. Wafers have a finer grind and are smoother. Wafers are made for candy makers and they’re just better than chips.
You can melt the chocolate in the microwave or use a double boiler. It’s easier with a double boiler—it will evenly melt the chocolate in the top pot from the steam in the bottom pot. If you use a microwave, be careful not to cook the chocolate.
The bananas are the most important part of the chocolate banana pops. Peel them beforehand and put them in the freezer a couple of hours ahead. You can also freeze, coat, and decorate strawberries.
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(Updated from May 13, 2014)