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Monday, September 26, 2011

Banana Pops Made Easier

One of our favorite snacks? Banana pops. Though we really love Diana's Banana Babies, they're not always on sale. So, many times we make our own when we have a notion for this healthy-ish, frozen snack!

Here are my tips for making them easier to make:

1) Be sure to use the wide, curved, short wooden sticks, found at most craft stores. They hold the banana better than traditional popsicle sticks.

2) After inserting the sticks, freeze the banana halves FIRST before ever starting to tip into chocolate.

3) Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave -- semisweet chocolate works best. Then pour into a tall, skinny glass; easier to coat the bananas this way.

4) If you are going to roll the pops in sprinkles, nuts, etc., be sure you do this immediately after dipping each one. The frozen bananas set the chocolate extremely fast, and if you wait, the toppings won't adhere.


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