Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bananas

Ingredients:

Frozen Bananas-about 4

Peanut Butter-the creamy kind, about ¾ cup (divided)

1 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips (or whatever kind you like)

Directions:

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper

Cut the bananas lengthwise or cut them in disks about an inch thick

Push a lollipop stick or popsicle stick or bamboo skewer (cut in half) into the flat side of each banana or if you’ve cut them into disks you’ll have to wait to put the stick part in after you’ve sandwiched….just keep reading

Spread some peanut butter, about 1 TBS, along the length of each banana unless you’ve cut them like disks.  In that case you want to cut an even number of disks, spread the peanut butter on the top of one and place another disk on top of it…like a sandwich, get it?

If you’ve cut them length wise just put them on the baking sheet and throw them in the freezer for at least 3 hours or as long as a day and a half.

If you’re making the banana sandwich kind stick the half of the skewer in the middle through both banana disks.

After the bananas are super frozen you can start on the chocolate.

Melt together 1 ½ cup of the chocolate chips and ¼ cup peanut butter in the microwave in a double boiler.  If you’re like me and didn’t have any idea what a double boiler is, I’ll tell ya.

A double boiler is a saucepan with a detachable upper compartment heated by boiling water in the lower one.  If you don’t have a double boiler don’t even worry just get a large microwave-safe bowl and chop the chocolate first, then throw that junk in the bowl and start heating the chocolate in 30 (or less) second increments on high, stirring each time after. When you see that the chocolate appears to be mostly melted, go ahead and take it out and keep stirring, the rest should melt when you do that.

 

So now that you have the chocolate melted pour it into either a tall narrow glass for those of you who cute your nanas length wise or just a cereal bowl or something for the nana sammiches.

Take them by the stick you have shoved in them and start dipping them.  You’ll want to do this fairly quickly so that the nanas don’t start to unfreeze.

Place them back onto the frozen tray and stick them right back in the old freezer.

If you want to you can drizzle melted peanut butter on them with a fork once they’re good and frozen and put them back in the freezer to harden.  It just makes them look all fancy no bigs