Saturday, 6 April 2013

Step-by-step how to make Chocolate Banana Pops...

By Katie Goodman

Recipe makes 6 chocolate banana pops)
  • 3 bananas not overly ripe
  • 5oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 5oz white chocolate
  • 3tsp shortening
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 small bowls
  • 2 spoons
  • Cutting board

Step 1: Peel the bananas and cut each in half. Push a popsicle stick part way through the cut end of the banana so it looks like a popsicle. Set the popsicles on a cutting board or plastic plate, and place them in the freezer while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Having the bananas cold will help the chocolate harden faster.

Step 2: Lay a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Set out sprinkles. Put semi-sweet chocolate and 1½tsp of shortening in a bowl. Microwave the chocolate at 100% power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat. Repeat a third time, if necessary, until the chocolate is completely melted. Repeat the process with the white chocolate.

Step 3: Take 1 banana out of the freezer at a time. Place it on the parchment paper and pour your chocolate of choice over the top. Turn the banana to coat all sides.

Step 4: Decorate the banana with the desired sprinkles. Hold it for about a minute so the chocolate can set, then replace it in the freezer.

Step 5: Scrape extra chocolate off of the parchment paper and add it back to the respective bowl. Re-melt it in a microwave for 30 seconds if the chocolate becomes too thick to pour. Repeat the coating and decorating process with the remaining bananas.

After all the bananas have been covered in chocolate and decorated, keep them in the freezer for 45–60 minutes. Enjoy!