Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Ingredients 
  • 4 ripe (but not brown) Equal Exchange bananas, bottoms trimmed, but unpeeled
  • 6 ounces Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate, broken up (choose your favorite bar)
  • 1/4 cup cream (or vegan option= 1 tablespoon coconut oil)
  • 1/2 cup chopped topping of your choice (nuts, candied ginger, crushed cookies, coconut, etc.)
#Dessert
#Gluten free
#Soy free
#Vegetarian
Directions 

Peel bananas. Pierce each banana lengthwise with a wooden skewer freeze for at least 15 minutes, or wrap tightly in plastic or foil and freeze for up to a week.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (or self made double boiler), a small saucepan over very low heat, or the microwave. Whisk in the cream or coconut oil and transfer the chocolate mixture to a shallow bowl. If you're using nuts, put them on a plate next to the melted chocolate.

Peel the plastic / foil off bananas, dip them first in the chocolate covering the banana completely, let the chocolate drip off and cool slightly then sprinkle with toppings. Wait a few minutes and then place bananas on a piece of parchment paper in the freezer. Repeat with all of the bananas. The chocolate will cool quickly, so if necessary, reheat chocolate.

Freeze bananas for 30 minutes or until chocolate is hard. You can put them in a wax- paper-lined airtight container and freeze them for longer.

Banana chocolate pieces modification: Peel bananas, cut into 1-2 inch chunks. Follow steps 2-4, but leave pieces on wax paper in freezer until chocolate is hard, then store in an airtight container.

Makes 4 servings.

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