Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Bites
Source: Bon Apetit, April 2009 via epicurious.com
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons canola oil
Assorted toppings for coating bananas (such as crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, toffee bits, chopped candy bars, chopped pecans, or toasted shredded sweetened coconut)
3 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
Optional: 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
In a small saucepan heat chocolate chips and canola oil over low heat until chocolate is melted and glossy looking. If desired, add peanut butter to melted chocolate and stir until combined. Remove pan from heat and allow chocolate mixture to stand for 15 minutes to cool.
Meanwhile, line a baking sheet that will fit in your freezer with foil. Cut bananas into 1/2 inch slices and arrange on foil. Place toppings in separate shallow bowls ready for dipping.
Take 1 banana slice and using your fingers, dip the banana in the chocolate, coating fully. Shake off excess chocolate and roll dipped banana in desired topping. Place banana slice on baking sheet and with your clean hand sprinkle with a little additional topping. Repeat with all remaining bananas and toppings. Freeze for approximately 3 hours. Remove from freezer and serve. (Store extras in a zippered bag in the freezer and pull out one or two whenever the craving strikes).