I have the pleasure of watching one of my bestfriend’s little boys this week and I have a few fun things planned. Today was banana dipping day! We had a really fun time, made quite a mess, AND a yummy snack. I let the boys measure everything out themselves so they also got a little math lesson while we were at it. And for the record, these rival Disney’s frozen banana pops, plus they’re about $5 million dollars less expensive.
Frozen Banana Pops – Adapted from “Double Delicious” by Jessica Seinfeld
- 8 wooden ice-pop sticks or 4-inch wooden skewers
- 4 bananas, peeled and halved
- 1/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- 4 teaspoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup crushed rice cereal
- 2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal
- Phineas & Ferb Soundtrack
Gather your ingredients and turn on the Phineas and Ferb Soundtrack. Because this could possibly be the best day ever.
Insert an ice-pop stick or wooden skewer into the flat end of each banana.
Place the chocolate chips and margarine into a 1-cup measuring cup. Microwave 40-50 seconds on high, uncovered, until the margarine is melted and the chips are completely melted. Stir to combine the chocolate and margarine.
Mix the coconut, cereal and flaxseed meal on a flat surface with your fingertips.
Dipping didn’t work well for us so we used a rubber spatula to spread the melted chocolate onto the banana.
Immediately roll in coconut topping. Place the bananas on a 12×16 inch sheet of waxed paper (or aluminum foil if you’re out of waxed paper). Once all the bananas are dipped, cover with aluminum foil and place in freezer until solid, about 1 hour before serving. These keep up to 2 months in the freezer in an airtight container.
Then marvel at the 3 sweetest boys you’ve ever met in your entire life enjoying some delicious fun.