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Go Bananas

July 16,2009
Sweet Pea Chef
Jessica Efird

Jessica, aka the Sweet Pea Chef, is a former U.S. Senate staffer/weekend gourmet turned full-time mom/family gourmet. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband and two sons.

These sweet treats are one of my favorite ways to have dessert without any guilt. Frozen bananas turn creamy, almost ice cream-like, and when you dip them in a bit of chocolate, you have a decadent way to cool off in the summertime. Ready to try a chocolate covered frozen banana? It is super simple. First, cut the banana into 2 or 3 pieces (or leave it whole!): Stick a popsicle stick into one end: Melt chocolate in your microwave, heating either chocolate chips or block chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each time. Once the chocolate is melted, dip each banana in the chocolate, using a spoon to coat: Sprinkle with sunflower seeds, coconut or leave them plain and pop them into the freezer for a couple hours on a piece of waxed paper: Now you are ready to taste your frozen creation! Yum! SPC