A big thank you to all of you who voted for me over the past few weeks—I placed 6th out of 61 veggie blogs! I am so grateful for my Fried Dandelions readers—thanks for your votes, your support, and for reading!
I have a love hate relationship with Facebook. I really hate how it sucks me in, minutes turning into an hour, and then next thing I know, David is awake and I’ve squandered all of his precious naptime dinking around clicking on links. But I really love the connections it helps me to maintain, the fun blogs I follow, the delicious recipes I discover, and it’s ability to make a very big world much smaller.
Tonight I got to see a picture of my childhood best friend’s 5 year old daughter and the fun snack they made—chocolate dipped bananas. I haven’t made them since I was a kid! We got to “chatting” and Melysa gave me the steps they followed, giving David and I a fun activity to do together on our last night by ourselves before Irving gets home from his business trip.
So fun to chat with Melysa, so fun to make treats with my little buddy, and so fun to eat bananas dipped in delicious chocolate! Thanks for helping to make this happen tonight Facebook. But stay away from me tomorrow so I can finish with my laundry!
Chocolate Dipped Bananas
2 ripe bananas
¼ c non-dairy chocolate chips (my favorite kind is Enjoy Life)
1 T coconut oil (use unrefined for a coconutty punch!)
Slice bananas into ½- 3/4 inch pieces. Pierce each one with a toothpick and place on a plate lined with parchment paper. Place in freezer and allow to freeze for a few hours.
When ready to dip, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for about 30 seconds, stopping to check and stir. Remove when melted and smooth. Dip bananas into the chocolate, swirling around to coat. Place back on parchment paper (because the bananas are frozen the chocolate should firm up right away). Eat right away or return to freezer until ready to serve. Enjoy this easy, healthy treat!
***Kid tip—David can’t reach the counters in my kitchen, and he’s not very steady standing on a stool. Tonight I brought his little picnic table into my tiny galley kitchen and let him set up shop. He was comfortable sitting at the table and could focus on what he was doing—which was mostly double and triple dipping bananas into chocolate and making a big mess! I loved snuggling with him tonight while reading his bedtime story—he still smelled like chocolate!