Frozen Banana Pops

Submitted by: Katie Hubbard
I guess a more appropriate name would be ‘chocolate covered frozen bananas with nuts’, but when I’ve seen these in stores they’re just called banana pops.

You can get this recipe and more in my vegan zine, available on donteatoffthesidewalk.com!

Serves: 4

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Dietary guidance: v v 

Tags: nuts · vegetarian · chocolate · vegan · bananas · frozen ·

Ingredients

2 large bananas (or 3 smaller ones)
1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
3 T smooth peanut butter
almond milk
~1/2 c crushed nuts of your choice, peanuts are best
popsicle sticks if you have them, or anything you can use as a spear

Method

Here’s how you make your very own double boiler at home. Take a small pot, and add a cup or two of water. Take a small pan that will rest easily on top of said pot. Ta da! Just heat until the water boils, and you will worry about scorched chocolate no more.

Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in your makeshift double boiler. Stir them together with a spatula or spoon until everything is smooth. Add a splash of milk at a time until it thins a little. First it will get thicker, but as you add more it will smooth out again.

Cut a peeled nanner in half. Spear the cut end with your spearing device. Use your spatula to paint a semi-thick layer of the chocolate on. Over a plate covered with wax paper, sprinkle the nanners with a layer of crushed nuts, gently patting it down so they’ll stick (you could roll them, but you’d need more nuts). Pop them in the freezer for awhile, about 45 minutes. This way the chocolate will harden, but they won’t be frozen solid.

I do have to warn you that you have to eat these pretty soon. If you freeze them too long, they’ll be too hard to eat. If you let them thaw, the banana will get watery and it’ll be messy.

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