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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas


Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

A delightful twist on frozen ice pops, these luscious, chocolate-dipped bananas are high in potassium, a mineral which helps maintain the proper functioning of the heart and kidneys.

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 ripe medium bananas
4 wooden sticks
1/2 cup low-fat granola cereal without raisins
1/3 cup hot fudge topping, at room temperature

Preparation

  1. Line baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Peel bananas; cut each in half crosswise. Insert wooden stick into center of cut end of each banana about 1-1/2 inches into banana half. Place on prepared baking sheet; freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
  3. Place granola in large resealable food storage bag; crush slightly using rolling pin or meat mallet. Transfer granola to shallow plate. Place hot fudge topping in shallow dish.
  4. Working with 1 banana at a time, place frozen banana in hot fudge topping; turn banana and spread topping evenly onto banana with small rubber scraper. Immediately place banana on plate with granola; turn to coat lightly. Return to baking sheet in freezer. Repeat with remaining bananas.
  5. Freeze until hot fudge topping is very firm, at least 2 hours. Place on small plates; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 132 mg
Protein 3 g
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 4 g
Calories from Fat 19 %
Calories 191

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1/2
Fruit 1
Starch 1-1/2

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