This is a quick, healthy and fun treat for children and adults alike. They make a perfect after school snack and are also a great idea for play dates, brunch, parties and get-togethers. Adding a little dip of chocolate to a fruit based treat is a great healthy alternative to junk food and the simple assembly makes for an impressive presentation.
The best part is, you can make these with just about any type of filling and chocolate you like, to create a variety of flavors!
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Bananas
- bananas (find the ones with as little curve as possible)
- creamy peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- chopped nuts or sprinkles (optional)
Try and find bananas with little to no curve for best results. Peel and slice off the ends of each banana. Cut the banana into about two 3" long pieces. The amount of banana pieces you will get from each banana will vary, depending on the size of your banana and how long your banana pieces you cut are. You should get about 2-3 banana bites per banana.
Stand your banana bites up on their flat, cut side. Hollow out the center using a straw or apple corer. Be sure not to go all the way down, leaving about a half inch banana, unhallowed, at the bottom.
Melt your chocolate according to the package, in a small, deep bowl. Dip the bottom half of your banana bites into the melted chocolate and roll in chopped nuts or sprinkles. Place on wax paper to dry. Refrigerate until chocolate has set and dry.
Once dry, remove the bananas from your refrigerator. Transfer the peanut butter to a pastry bag or a zip lock bag with the corner snipped off, and pipe it into your hollowed out bananas. Continue piping a swirl at the top for presentation if desired. You can also just spoon the peanut butter into the hole for a more simple alternative.
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