Student-friendly recipes: Chocolate-covered bananas

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A dessert that is ready when you are.  It doesn’t get any easier!

 

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Makes 24 Chocolate covered banana slices

Total cost: About $2.20 total.  $.10 per banana slice.

 

Ingredients:

2 Bananas sliced and frozen ($.60)

6 Ounces Chocolate Chips ($.75)

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil ($.10)

1 pinch Sea Salt 

1/8 cup Sliced Almonds (toasted or raw) ($.75)

 

Instructions

Gather and prep ingredients. You should be able to get about a dozen slices from each banana. 

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Place bananas on a lined baking sheet and put them in the freezer while prepping chocolate and other ingredients. 

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Slowly melt the chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted and smooth, remove from heat and mix in the coconut oil and a pinch of sea salt. The mixture should loosen up and become a bit runnier. 

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Remove bananas from the freezer and slowly spoon the chocolate mixture over the bananas. 

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Top with sliced almonds or any other toppings and return to the freezer. 

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Bananas are ready to eat when the chocolate shell has hardened. Store bananas in the freezer in an airtight container.  

Enjoy!

Notes:

Chocolate-covered banana slices are great for a quick dessert but if you can be patient these taste best when left at room temp for about 5 minutes. 

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