Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These rich bites are nutty and yummy…. and hell we all need some sweetness right now, don’t we?
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  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Toppings: chopped peanuts, toasted sweetened shredded coconut and/or coloured hundreds and thousands


  • Cut each banana crosswise into 6 pieces (about 1 in.).
  • Insert a toothpick into each piece; transfer to a waxed paper-lined┬ábaking sheet.
  • Freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth.
  • Dip banana pieces in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off.
  • Dip in toppings as desired; return to┬ábaking sheet.
  • Freeze at least 30 minutes before serving.