Over the Memorial Day Weekend we went to a BBQ at a friend’s house and I was tasked with bringing a healthy-ish dessert.
Frozen chocolate covered bananas were always my favorite Disneyland treat and I think it is because that was the only place I ever saw them when I was younger. I had a MASSIVE sweet tooth, yet I would choose those every time over a Mickey ice cream sandwich or the other fun ice cream treats they sold.
I thought that chocolate covered frozen bananas would fit the bill and would be fun for my daughter and I to make together. She is the age now where I am wanting to give her more freedom in the kitchen and this was the perfect recipe for that.
This dessert ended-up being a hit with kids and adults alike…I’m pretty sure they will make a regular appearance this summer.
Ripe Bananas (not too ripe though)
Chocolate chips for melting (I used Enjoy Life brand)
Trail mix (we chopped ours up in the blender)
Cut bananas into 3″ slices
Stick a Popsicle stick into each banana piece
Place the banana pieces on a cookie sheet and freeze for an hour or longer
Sometimes recipes happen by mistake…this is one of those recipes. I was in the kitchen working on a recipe for chocolate mousse when the next morning I realized that what I really ended-up with was an awesome Chocolate Mousse Frosting (can someone toot their own horn if the recipe happened on accident?). I paired this frosting with a store bought (gasp) GFree vanilla cake mix that I had bought a long time ago and needed to finally use.
The kids went gaga for these! My husband suggested that the frosting could be sweeter, but I humbly disagree. I am of the opinion that the cupcakes were so sweet that I did not want an overly sweet frosting. You can adjust the sweetness of the frosting depending on what you will be pairing it with….OR you could just make the frosting and eat it straight out of the container with a spoon.
"The diet that helps to reduce weight in the short run needs to be the same diet that creates and maintains health in the long run."
~T. Colin Campbell
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