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Frozen Bananas on a Stick

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One of my friends, Diane, has never been the most passionate cook in the world, especially when it comes to cooking for herself. But when she had kids, that all changed. Diane is my favorite militant mom when it comes to making sure her kids eat totally balanced, healthy meals. Compared to her, I look like Willy Wonka!

One thing is for sure, when you have 3 kids under the age of five, as Diane does, it's all about fast and fun recipes! She comes up with the most fabulous simple recipe ideas and has shared a few of them with me over the years. In fact, I loved one of them so much it's going into the weelicious lunch book (watch for it summer 2013)!

For today's recipe, I was inspired by a picture Diane sent me of her brood devouring frozen bananas on a stick with huge smiles on their faces. Reminding me of one of my own childhood favorites, I couldn't help but take Diane's treat one step further and coat them with a drizzle of chocolate before freezing. Just a little bit goes a long way towards creating a truly heavenly treat, and when you're looking for an inexpensive after-school or camp snack, these frozen bananas on a stick are a total crowd pleaser--chocolate or no chocolate!

frozen bananas on a stick  (makes 4)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 30 sec
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One of my friends, Diane, has never been the most passionate cook in the world, especially when it comes to cooking for herself. But when she had kids, that all changed. Diane is my favorite militant mom when it comes to making sure her kids eat totally...

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, peeled and cut in half
  • 4 wooden skewers, chopsticks or popsicle sticks
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, optional*

Preparation

  1. 1. Carefully skewer each banana piece with a stick. If desired, dip in or drizzle with melted chocolate.
  2. 2. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen through.**
  3. *These can also be made with melted vegan chocolate chips
  4. **You can place the bananas on a parchment-lined baking sheet or place the skewered bananas right-side up in a cup stuffed with foil
frozen bananas on a stick

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  1. Amandine

    August 21, 2013 at 7:01 am

    These taste so great! But you could also roll the bananas in some yoghurt and sprinkle them with granola. Also a very delicious posicle!

  2. elodie

    July 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Great idea! And so simple!

  3. Jessica Royer

    May 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

    @Jeremy: Nice “Arrested Development” quote!

    My mother used to make those for us more than 20 ago. My brother and I loved it!! I can’t wait to make these for my twins.

  4. Jeremy

    May 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    There’s always money in the banana stand!

  5. Catherine

    May 17, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Totally going to make these on May 26th.

  6. Michael Lambert

    March 31, 2013 at 12:23 am

    My daughter loves bananas and she would love this.

  7. md kennedy

    March 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Great recipe, but I have jazzed it up (read: even more healthy) a bit: sprinkled (so sneaky!!) some chia seeds into the banana before freezing, and only drizzled some vegan dark chocolate on the banana. So good!

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  10. Sandy

    November 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I love your videos

  11. Sandy

    November 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Where do you get the oxo containers?

    • catherine

      November 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      You can find them online and at Bed Bath and Beyond!

  12. Diana @ Eating Made Easy

    September 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I love these covered in dark chocolate – not just for kids :)

  13. Silvia

    July 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    to make them crunchy, instead of melted chocolate I’m planning to use Ovomaltine crunchy cream!

  14. Michelle

    July 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Love these!

  15. Kendall

    July 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I am going to do this right now!

  16. Aiza

    July 11, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Well, they sound amazing apart from the fact that I kind of hate bananas ;3 (No joke!)

    • Ksenia

      February 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

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  17. aida mollenkamp

    July 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    These are a hit in our household too — I make versions for the adults with toasted coconut and chopped nuts too!

  18. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    July 9, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This is the perfect treat for these warm summer days!

  19. Stephanie

    July 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Looks amazing! mamamia, you can also melt them in the microwave. It’s very easy. Catherine explains how in the chocolate peanut butter cup recipe, which is incredible by the way and super easy.

    http://weelicious.com/2012/02/07/chocolate-peanut-butter-cups-with-sea-salt-the-perfect-homemade-gift-for-your-loved-ones/

  20. Nealey @ Dixie Caviar

    July 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

    The frozen bananas look so simple yet delicious! I have a feeling they are boyfriend friendly, too ;)

  21. Ashleigh

    July 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Yum! We rolled ours in nuts-only almond butter (warmed so it was a bit runny) and then rolled them through unsweetened coconut and froze them. Delish!! And such a great summer treat.

  22. mamamia

    July 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Sounds like a stupid question, but how do you melt the chocolate? Do you just put the choco chips in a pot on low heat? Thanks!

    • catherine

      July 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

      You can heat the chocolate on the stove over very low heat, in a double boiler, or in the microwave!

  23. Cheryl

    July 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I just made these with my daughter and we also add granola for a little crunch. My three kids love them.