These are one of the quickest, easiest and tasty bite sizes treats, we bet you can't just eat one. They are quick to make (15 min and 4 steps) and will be the talk of the party (especially if you create them in front of your guests).
All you need is your chocolate, frozen bananas and shredded coconut flakes.
Cut up frozen bananas. One could use fresh bananas but you would miss out on the "clam shell" effect.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave.
Dip bananas into the chocolate and roll in shredded coconut.
Wait for a minute or two, the chocolate will harden on the outside and the banana will soften on the inside, creating the "clam shell" effect (named by my little Nubby Aleks)
Prep time 5 minutes. Bake time 10 minutes.
4 frozen bananas (ideally ripe)
2 tbsp of coconut oil (optional)
150 gm/ 5 oz of your chocolate (ideally 70% dark or higher)
75gm / 2.5 oz of shredded coconut (unsweetened)
Melt the chocolate in a microwave in 30 second bursts, add coconut oil after the 1st burst and mix in between (2 minutes should be enough). Put the chocolate aside. Take the frozen bananas out and cut them up into 1" slices. Using two pieces of parchment paper (works great as chocolate does not stick, and if it does you can still easily remove/eat it once it solidifies), spread the coconut flakes on one piece. Using two spoons drop the banana slices into melted chocolate, swirl it around to fully coat in chocolate, roll in coconut flakes and place on the second piece of parchment paper. Repeat until you are either out of bananas or chocolate, if you are running out of coconut flakes just add more and keep rolling. Wait a couple of minutes, the chocolate will firm up on the outside, bananas will melt on the inside and you can eat it immediately. If (and this is a big if) there are any left over you can store in the freezer for a few weeks.
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