Chocolate-Dipped Banana

I was thinking of something creative to do with the banana sitting on the counter, so I decided that the best way to eat it is with my favorite thing - chocolate!

What you need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • Chocolate ice cream topping
  • A handful of peanuts, crushed
  • Chopsticks

What to do:

Put the banana in the freezer for an hour or so (trust me, it will make your job easier!). Afterwards, cut the banana in half and skewer it using chopsticks. Now here's the tricky part - pour some chocolate topping on the banana while slowly rotating it for even coating. You have to do this fast as the topping will slide off your fruit. Sprinkle it with crushed peanuts. Put it back in the freezer for another hour or so. Enjoy!

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. Chopsticks are best to use rather than metal or thin wood skewers. The wider the surface is for the banana to grip on, the better.
2. When pouring chocolate topping on the banana, have a plate under it to catch the drips. You can scoop it and use on the fruit.
3. Try lightly salted crushed peanuts. The subtle contrast of sweet and salty is delightful!
4. Microwave your chocolate topping for about 5 seconds to make it easier to pour.
5. Don't try to make it easier by dipping the banana in the chocolate topping bottle - it will be almost impossible to get it out!
6. If you are not a fan of chocolate topping, try it with Magic Shell!

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