In keeping with my banana addiction, I decided to try out making my own Banana Babies (the frozen bananas dipped in chocolate). This was much easier said than done.
This is very messy, so be prepared. It was also difficult for me to make the chocolate completely stick to the bananas, so I bought a Wilton Chocolate Melter and am excited to see if that makes it easier. I haven’t had a chance to try out the bananas with it yet, though.
– 2 or 3 bananas, sliced like shown in the picture
– whatever toppings you want (nuts, coconut, peanut butter, candy, etc.)
– 1/2 cup chocolate chips
– 1-2 tablespoons milk
After slicing your bananas, put them on a wax paper lined plate or baking sheet and freeze until solid (a few hours, depending on how thick the bananas are sliced).
When they are frozen through, place chocolate in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Add the milk and stir well.
Coat each banana piece with the chocolate mixture and return to the wax paper lined baking sheet. Immediately place toppings on the bananas after dipping before the chocolate hardens. Toppings are optional, I like mine plain.
You can also pour whatever chocolate mixture is left over on top of the banana bites.