I’m such a lover of frozen fruit. Have you ever tried freezing grapes, melon and bananas? They are a fave around here and this past week, I wanted to create a delicious, healthier, summer treat for the kids. Instead of calorie-filled ice cream, these frozen chocolate banana pops were a breeze to make. When I was little my Mom used to freeze the bananas that were on the edge of tossing. Later, she’d give them to us frozen or use them for banana bread. Nothing ever went to waste in our household. Last week, my daughter had a sleepover with her friend, little did she know that I had popped in some bananas the night before. While they slept the bananas were freezing.
I don’t know who was more excited about making these pops- the kids or me! We used Smucker’s Magic Shell. We used the chocolate version, but there is Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Pretzel, Mint, and even Caramel. The trick is the magic shell. It hardens in seconds! Instead of melting chocolate in a double boiler on the stove or in the microwave, this treat is 100% kid friendly and free from the risk of kiddos burning themselves. They could even make these at home alone. I love that! Because the shell hardens quickly. Its really a 2 person job. One of the kids held the banana and poured on the chocolate while the other added the toppings.
Here is what you need to get started!
For the full frozen chocolate banana pops tutorial, please head over to my post for DIY Network’s blog, Made and Remade for the rest of the scoop!
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