Friday, June 10, 2011

for your weekend....

My very favorite treat to get at the fair when I was little came from the big blue booth on the border of the midway and the carnival. 
I can picture it perfectly.
Chocolate dipped bananas. 
I can close my eyes and think back to those days, and it just feels like summer. 
As much as I'd love to go back to the little Montana county fair of my childhood, I figured it might be a bit easier just to make them myself.
I was so excited that these came together so easily, and now we can enjoy a quick summery treat whenever the mood strikes (often).

Chocolate Dipped Bananas
what you need:
bananas
popsicle sticks
chocolate to melt ( I used 1 cup of dark chocolate chips for nine pops)
sprinkles, nuts, coconut,--whatever you want to roll them in
(we used toasted coconut, raw coconut, toasted walnuts, sprinkles)

Cut bananas in half, and place popsicle sticks through
Place in freezer for about an hour
Dip in melted chocolate 
(note: some recipes have you add a few tablespoons of oil or butter to the chocolate--this keeps it from getting too hard, but I didn't add any and we liked the extra crunch of the chocolate just fine.)
Quickly (the chocolate hardens fast) roll the banana in your favorite toppings. 
Place it back in the freezer for a few minutes before they're gobbled up.
banana1banana2 copybanana3banana4banana6banana5chocolate dipped bananas

aaaalllllmost as good as you get at the fair, minus the luring smell of fry bread 
and the frightening calls of carnies.
chocolate dipped bananas

happy weekend!

15 comments:

Laura said...

These look so good! Love the pictures, too!

faith @ life as a yates said...

Those look and sound so delicious!

Ashley said...

Oh man! That is got to be my top five favorite desserts. If all of my students enjoyed bananas, I would have made them for the last day of school today:)

Kassidi Bridge said...

Awesome idea! My mouth is watering right now!

Shannon said...

Good idea. Makes me want to watch AD. "10 cents gets you nuts!" :)

Brittany said...

oh yes!--these look so good and oddly refreshing. i'll be making these with my son over the weekend. :)

Sabrina said...

These make me want to watch Arrested Development. I need to try these because watching that show I always thought they sounded really good. Hee!

Kaitlin said...

AHH!! I love chocolate-dipped bananas from the fair, too! Yum!

These photos are so happy and summery looking. They make me smile :D

{lizzythebotanist} said...

dip it in the what?!?! dip it in the what?!?!

best arrested development line ever*...please tell me you've seen it.

*or maybe just the best one that has to do with frozen bananas...because every line is genius.

Eva said...

Your pictures are awesome! The bananas look delicious too, love the different toppings you put on them.

The WholeFamDamily said...

seeing your pic made me go to the store and get everything i need, except popsicle sticks, doh!! can't wait to make them though aaaaand i got stuff to make homeade pudding pops, cheaper and i'm sure much healthier than all the popsicles they sell in the stores, yippee for summer here in Utah finally hahaha!

Becky said...

My mom made these once in a blue moon and I lived for them. You just reminded me of them. I need to make them now.

Becca said...

you are the absolute queen of making simple things look gorgeous and epic and wonderful.

this is yummy and pretty.

Bethany said...

perfection!!!

Kristen - Dine & Dish said...

BEautiful pictures of a beautiful treat!