Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Frozen Chocolate Banana Popsicle 巧克力香蕉冰棒

Banana is easily available in Malaysia and all of us at home loves it. Problem is, it ripe too fast, often turns bad before we can finish the entire bunch.

Instead of throwing the over ripe bananas away, I made the excess ones into Popsicles. It's delicious and no extra sugar nor flavoring required. It's a dessert suitable for all ages! ;)

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops on a sunny afternoon... nice!

Preparation Time: 15min
Waiting Time (freezing): 15min
Serving: 6 persons
Approximate Cost: ~ RM12

3 large bananas, remove skins & cut into half. Poke on Popsicle sticks.
1 table spoon of olive oil
200g of unsweetened / semi-sweetened chocolate

For Decoration:
Roasted almond nibs
Chocolate Rice

Step-by-Step Guides
1. Preheat the oven at 160c/180c (gas/fan). Prepare a tray with a layer of baking sheet.
2. Poke the cut bananas onto Popsicle sticks and freeze them for 10min (so it's easier to work on)
3. Cut the cooking chocolate into smaller cubes, melt them in the microwave on high heat for 3 min. Add in the olive oil to avoid it from clogging up.
4. Spread up the almond nibs on a tray, bake in oven for 5min.
5. Dip the frozen banana Popsicle into the hot chocolate.
6. Sprinkle roasted almond nibs, chocolate rice onto the popsicle; Rest the coated banana stick onto the prepared tray.
6. Freeze the tray of banana popsicle for 15min. Ready to serve!

The frozen Popsicles is good to keep for up to a week.

Useful Tips!
1. if you are working a bigger batch, heat up the chocolate in batches as the melted chocolate may thicken up if left exposed for too long.
2. If you are having a party, cut the bananas into bite size - about 1" wife each. You have a pretty impressive looking frozen banana dessert (see pictures below) to wow your guest!
3. Some kids may be allergic to nuts. If this is the first time your little one having almond, do watch out for potential allergic symptom, such as rashes.

Frozen Choco Banana Dessert, best finger food for party.
Frozen Choco Banana popsicle, made with love :)
Simple love these cute looking popsicle sticks!

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