Frozen Chocolate Banana Buds
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Serves:: 10-12 Frozen Chocolate Banana Buds
 
These frozen bite size treats are a delicious cold delight. A creamy center with a chocolatey crunchy outer for summer days!! Allergic to nuts? Use hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds) instead!
Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe medium-large bananas
  • 10-12 popsicle sticks
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (hazel, walnut, pecan), or hemp hearts, or cocoa nibs
  • ½ cup dark chocolate bar or chips
Directions:
  1. Prepare several hours in advance of serving to allow for freezing.
  2. Line a baking sheet or a freezer-safe flat plate with plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  3. Peel and cut bananas into 1” pieces. Pierce each banana bud with a popsicle stick.
  4. Place each banana bud, stick side up, on the prepared sheet and place in freezer for 50-60 minutes or more.
  5. Chop nuts with a knife or in a food processor. Place in a shallow dish and set aside.
  6. Melt chocolate in a microwave using 30-60 second spurts. Or, in a saucepan with an inch of water and a bowl or insert. (Don't allow steam or water to touch chocolate.)
  7. Remove banana buds from freezer and roll each bud in melted chocolate until covered. Roll in chopped nuts or seeds. Repeat for each bud.
  8. Place the coated chocolate banana buds back on sheet in freezer until chocolate sets. (Note: The more frozen the bananas, the quicker the melted chocolate will set.)
Recipe by Victoria Laine | Whole-Food Nutrition at https://victoria-laine.com/frozen-chocolate-banana-buds/