Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Slices

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These kind of make me think of Arrested Development.  If you are unfamiliar with the show, the family has a frozen banana stand.  So, this is a snack that makes me snicker, but it is absolutely delightful.  These chocolate covered slices take a bit of work, but it's easy and completely worth it.  This may be my new favorite warm weather treat.  They're a good combination of healthy and decadent, and I wish I had some to munch on right now, because it's hot outside and, well, do you need a reason to want these?

Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Slices
1 banana, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips or 6 oz chocolate, broken/cut up
1 Tb coconut oil

In the microwave or in a double boiler, melt your chocolate and coconut oil (see notes).  Dip the banana slices into the melted chocolate and use 2 forks (my favorite method) to flip and coat the slices in chocolate while draining off the excess.  Place the chocolate coated banana slices on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet and place the whole thing in the freezer.  Freeze slices approx. 2 hours or until frozen through.  At this point they may be stored in a zip top bag or other resealable container, if they last that long.

  • If you melt your chocolate chips/coconut oil in the microwave, place the chocolate and oil into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 second intervals, taking out to stir at the end of each interval.  Total melt time is around 2- 2.5 minutes.  
  • If you melt your chocolate chips on the stove top, you will want to use a double boiler.  To do this, place your chocolate and coconut oil in a small to medium glass or metal bowl.  Put about an inch of water in the bottom of a small-medium saucepan and place the bowl inside.  The bowl should not be so small that it touches the water or the bottom of the pot.  Heat on medium-high until the water starts to boil, and then cut the heat back so that the water is at a simmer.  Stir chocolate and oil as it melts and keep the water heated to maintain consistency. 

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