I'm melting.....literally. I'm in Las Vegas and temperatures have reached 113 degrees. Walking from the parking lot into a grocery store seems similar to trekking across the Sahara.
I'm staying with my sister and my genius mother brought over something that she used to make when I was a kid. Chocolate Covered Bananas on a stick.....
Low calorie, satisfying and an easy way to cool you down. Enjoy!
- 4 medium ripe but firm bananas
- 8 wooden craft sticks
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped lightly salted peanuts
- 6 ounces good quality dark chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa solids), chopped
Peel, then cut each banana in half crosswise and insert a craft stick into each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until frozen, about 3 hours.
Place the peanuts in a shallow dish or on a plate. Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over slightly simmering water, over the lowest possible heat, stirring frequently. Make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the top pan. Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each frozen banana into the chocolate, turning it to coat, and immediately roll in the peanuts. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks.