Friday, August 24, 2007

Chocolate banana pops

My five-year-old has been reading an oldie but goodie, Rainy Day Surprises You Can Make. He wanted to try chocolate banana pops, and I agreed. This cocoa-based recipe uses standard pantry ingredients.

Just mix 3 Tbsp. cocoa, 2 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract on a plate.
Roll 4 banana halves in the smooth mixture and freeze on waxed paper overnight.

13 comments:

Christian Homekeeper said...

Those look yummy!!

Joanna said...

We used to call those "monkey tails" when I was a kid. (I have no idea why. And never did.)

But they are yummy!

Anonymous said...

May I ask where you got the cookbook? We had one of these when I was little, but it is long since lost. I love the recipes in it!

Anonymous said...

These look yummy! May I humbly submit the idea of "banana pops" with no chocolate coating? We make them all the time- just frozen banana halves stuck on wooden popsicle sticks (large economy boxes of 1000 at a craft store make them really cheap). They are one of our "almost-always available" healthy, inexpensive, easy snacks! 5 of my 7 children love them.

Meredith said...

Sure!

We always have frozen bananas to use for smoothies. Andrew just read this recipe and was so excited about making these, I had to let him try it!

Joy@Joy in the Journey said...

Ok, I love this recipe, because I have all the things here to make it! I think we'll make these tomorrow...thanks!
Blessings,
Joy

Mominin said...

I had this book as a child! I wonder if my mom still has it packed away somewhere. The banana pops look delicious!

Anonymous said...

I keep frozen banana 'coins' in the freezer for my grand children. I also freeze grapes and strawberries...I 'flash' freeze them by putting them flat on a pizza pan..when frozen I remove from pan and put into freezer bag. The boys (mine are 5 and 7) know they can have this snack any time. Grandma always smiles with I see them with their mouth full of frozen fruit. They love this in the summer time. Roxie

Janel said...

I had one of those books too!

Thanks for the memory. :)

Jenny said...

Looks like a fun thing to do as an after school snack. So I am excieted to give it a try.

Amy said...

My kids love banana pops. We just melt chocolate chips with a tiny bit of shortening and I roll them in that. Just another variation on the same thing.

Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Anna S said...

Hi Meredith, and thank you for visiting me! I loved this simple, yet cute recipe. Might use it the next time I have kids visiting :)

Vicky said...

I had been away for a while and stopped back to check out your page - I missed a few posts! :)

I had completely forgotten about this book until I saw you mention it here!! I won it as a prize in grade school - ahhh, the memories!! :) I still have it, packed away with other fun things, and will have to unearth it soon so I can enjoy these fun activities with my little girl.

Thanks for showing me that people do use these ideas and that kids love them! :)