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Friday, May 10, 2013

Chocolate - Nut Covered Bananas

 

"Kids' Delight" is hosted by Pavani this month with the theme "5 Ingredient Fix". Obviously, one has to send her recipes suitable for kids, prepared using five or less ingredients. If interested, check her post for more details. Also second week of BM#28 starts from today and I have picked the above mentioned theme. 

Here is my first entry that involves three ingredients and very minimal work that yields a very impressive snack. I found this recipe sometime ago during one of my browsing sprees and right now am not able to figure out where. I had an idea and so went along. Anyway it was hard to mess up since there is nothing to mess up really. :) I have used semi sweet chocolate and salted peanuts here and so it doesn't taste that sweet at all. If you prefer the outer layer to be sweeter or preparing only for kids or planning to pass it on as a dessert, sweet baking chocolate can be used. Also salted cashew nuts can be another variation. I had refrigerated the pieces and we had them the next day. The bananas inside were fresh and they were good.

Ingredients: (6 pieces)
2 Bananas
4 oz semi sweet baking chocolate (or sweet baking chocolate if you prefer sweet pieces.)
4 - 6 Tbsp salted peanuts 
6 small sized ice cream sticks


Method:
* Crush the nuts you are using coarsely and keep aside.
* Melt the chocolate using a microwave / double boiler method.
* Peel the bananas and cut the edges. Cut each banana into three pieces.
* Insert the sticks through the center of each banana piece all the way through.
* Holding the stick, roll each banana piece in the melted chocolate so that they are well coated with chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.
* Refrigerate them until the chocolate coating hardens.
* Eat immediately or can be refrigerated for a couple of days.

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Comments 

17 comments:

Sravs said...

Yummy yummy perfect snack for kids !!

Pallavi Purani said...

This is so pretty. Must make them soon :)

kitchen queen said...

very innovative and yum yum choclatee and tempting.

vaishali sabnani said...

I am not fond of bananas, but I am loving these, these look smashing and and trust me I can gobble down all those!

Srimathi Mani said...

Very cute. My daughter would love this one.

Zeza said...

Very interesting dessert. I will definitely try.

Suhasini Bhaskhar said...

vooowww...gr8 innovation

Chef Mireille said...

too bad I don't have the sticks because I have 2 ripe bananas waiting to be utilized - I only like to eat bananas when they are slightly under ripe once fully ripe I only use for smoothies or baking - this treat sounds like a great use of them!

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Drooling here..sounds very inviting..
nice and tempting clicks.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

A very nice way to get the kids to eat bananas. Unluckily for me, the older one doesn't like bananas and chocolate :(

Kalpana Sareesh said...

sooper cute n yumm

Srivalli said...

Waw this is really such a cute idea suma..I am sure kids would love this so much!

Manju said...

Perfect treat for kids.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

I love these treat & ur pics look amazing!

Saras said...

Just love the recipe..looks so tempting

Pavani N said...

Yumm!! I remember eating chocolate covered bananas in Disney World and really loving it. Thanks for the recipe, my son eats banana drizzled with chocolate syrup, I'm sure he'll love this one.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Very tempting snack suma!!! This is getting Bookmarked and definitely making it this weekend for my kiddo!! :)