Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + freezing
- 3 medium bananas
- 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- Toppings: chopped peanuts, toasted sweetened shredded coconut and/or colored jimmies
- 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.
- 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.
Editor's NoteTo 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.
Nutrition Facts1 treat: 72 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Aug 12, 2016
These are really yummy. I like to use coconut oil instead of shortening. Works great!
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!
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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