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Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing

Makes

1-1/2 dozen

Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These rich bites are nutty and yummy. Just coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Optional toppings: Chopped peanuts, toasted sweetened shredded coconut and colored jimmies

Directions

  1. Cut each banana crosswise into 6 pieces (about 1 in. thick). 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 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.

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