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Chocolate-Banana Pop-’ems by Nourish Me Kitchen

MAKES ABOUT 16

4 teaspoons near-boiling water

3 tablespoons cacao powder

4 teaspoons honey

2 medium bananas

2/3 cup salted nuts, such as almonds, pecans or peanuts, finely chopped or coarsely ground (optional

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the hot water, cacao powder and honey to make the chocolate sauce.

3. Slice the bananas into 1-inch rounds. Using a toothpick and spoon to handle these slippery suckers, dip the banana slices in the slightly warmed chocolate syrup, then roll in chopped or ground salted nuts, if desired. We leave the toothpicks in for easy grabbing.

4. Place the chocolate-dipped bananas on the prepared baking sheet and freeze for a few hours until firm, then transfer to a freezer bag or tightly sealed storage container and pop ’em when you want a perfect little treat! They’ll be a little too hard to eat straight from the freezer, so let them defrost at room temperature for just a few minutes and they will be perfect.

 

Note:

For the simplest freezer treat of all, carefully slice frozen bananas into 1/2-inch rounds that will be ready to eat in a minute after thawing. The banana slices can be enjoyed as is, or you can top them with nut butter, chocolate (shaved or syrup), cinnamon—or all of the above!

Author
Dr. Eric Blake Medical Director of Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

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