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Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas 3 Ways

Hello again, at long last! How I’ve missed you, dear readers, and how I’ve missed sharing on my little blog. The last month has been a whirlwind of house hunting, cat sitting and various work projects – including becoming a contributor over at A Beautiful Mess! If another few weeks go by without a new recipe or DIY here at Crafts and a Cat, pop over to ABM and there’s a good chance I’ll have a new post up there. You know, if you’re really missing me (hi mom!). And now, the time is ripe (not sorry) to share an old favorite of mine, frozen chocolate dipped bananas.

Frozen Chocolate Bananas by Kayleigh Kosmas | Crafts and a CatI’ve been making these since high school, when the only other things I could make were cheesy pasta and PB&J’s. They’re wonderfully easy – you dip the bananas in melted chocolate, add toppings and freeze. I’ve made them with kids too, and it’s a lot of fun when you (the adult) do the dipping and the kiddos get to go crazy with sprinkles, crushed cookie bits and the like. These toppings are the grown up version: toasted coconut, for my coconut loving husband, simple yet decadent flaky sea salt, and a Greek-inspired one with dried rose petals and chopped pistachios from the Kosmas family orchard in Greece. Yes, I am that spoiled. Next time I’m going to try freeze dried fruit and tiny candied flowers. What would your ideal toppings be?

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Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas 3 Ways

Yield: Makes 12 frozen banana halves

Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas 3 Ways

Ingredients

  • 6 medium bananas
  • 16 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup chopped organic rose petals
  • 1 tbsp flaky sea salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, sprinkled with sugar and salt and toasted

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut the bananas in half. Insert popsicle sticks. Set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
  3. Dip the bananas into the chocolate, turning to coat all sides evenly.
  4. Lay on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with toppings.
  5. Freeze 4-5 hours, or until bananas are completely frozen.
  6. Let bananas sit out for 5-10 minutes before eating.
    For double-dipped bananas
  1. Freeze skewered banana halves for an hour before dipping in chocolate.
  2. Hold the dipped banana and allow the chocolate to set – it will darken and visibly harden within a minute or two.
  3. Dip again, then add toppings.
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4 Comments

  • Reply Heidi @ Enlightened Decadence March 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love making these. They’re such great treats for kiddos, too! Love the rose petals and pistachios, although I wish mine could be from the Kosmas fam 😉

    • Reply Kayleigh Kosmas March 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      I’ll eat/drink just about anything with rose petals these days!

  • Reply Chloe | Conscious by Chloe March 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Yesterday would have been the perfect day for such a project! It really felt like spring!
    Instead I made a giant flower mandala with friends and did a little gardening.
    I’m bookmarking this recipe for the next sunny day, thank you for sharing it with us!
    And congratulations again on your new collaborations with ABM!

    xxx

    – Chloe
    http://consciousbychloe.com

    • Reply Kayleigh Kosmas March 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Chloé!!

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