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Frozen Bananas on a Stick

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!

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Frozen Bananas on a Stick (makes 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 1 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

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. Carefully skewer each banana piece with a stick. If desired, dip in or drizzle with melted chocolate.
2. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen through.**

*These can also be made with melted vegan chocolate chips

**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
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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25 comments

  • Cheryl

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

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  • Mamamia

    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!

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Ashleigh

    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.

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  • Nealey Dixie Caviar

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

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  • Stephanie

    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://b12.ba4.myftpupload.com/2012/02/07/chocolate-peanut-butter-cups-with-sea-salt-the-perfect-homemade-gift-for-your-loved-ones/

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  • Lisa With Style And Grace

    This is the perfect treat for these warm summer days!

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  • Aida Mollenkamp

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

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  • Aiza

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

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    • Ksenia

      I simply wnated to thank you once more for your amazing site you have developed here. It can be full of ideas for those who are truly interested in this kind of subject, in particular this very post. You really are all so sweet and also thoughtful of others plus reading the blog posts is a wonderful delight to me. And what a generous gift! Jeff and I will have fun making use of your ideas in what we must do in the future. Our collection of ideas is a mile long so your tips is going to be put to excellent use.

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  • Kendall

    I am going to do this right now!

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  • Michelle

    Love these!

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  • Silvia

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

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  • Diana Eating Made Easy

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

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  • Sandy

    Where do you get the oxo containers?

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    • Catherine

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

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  • Sandy

    I love your videos

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  • Catherine

    Totally going to make these on May 26th.

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  • Jeremy

    There's always money in the banana stand!

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  • Elodie

    Great idea! And so simple!

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  • Yummy Mummy

    I love them there my number one food
    Now for dinner we have chilly for a starter and them for main course and we have lettuce for dessert

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    • Love Ice Cream

      What that's the worst starter and dessert

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    • Frickin Love Boys Bananas

      These r nearly as good as boys bananas. I have started to eat these for dinner instead of my fav boy bananas. I have however found that chocolate tastes better on boys bananas instead of these bananas.

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