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Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats Recipe

Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats Recipe

Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These “bites” are nutty and yummy when you coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Toppings: chopped peanuts, toasted flaked coconut and/or colored jimmies

Directions

  • 1. Cut each banana into six pieces (about 1 in.). Insert a toothpick into each piece; transfer to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour.
  • 2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip banana pieces in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Dip in toppings as desired; return to baking sheet. Freeze at least 30 minutes before serving. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 treat (calculated without toppings): 72 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

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hkarow9713 252588
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"These are really yummy. I like to use coconut oil instead of shortening. Works great!"

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siden@pobox.com 153634
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I didn't let the banana bites freeze until complete firm (as the recipe instructed), and so they started thawing as I was dipping them into the chocolate and were falling off the toothpicks! Next time I make them I'll be sure to let them freeze longer. Apart from my not following instructions, these were fun and easy to make...and yummy!"

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toolbarsco 185123
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"These are so much fun! We love the frozen chocolate banana bites from Trader Joe's but now we can make our own!"

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