I always try to find something healthy and different  and SUPER easy. As a working mom of 3 kids I don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen! But I love making fun, healthy goodies for my kiddos and this is an amazing idea – and they can do most of the work themselves – and they’ll love it!! Let them get creative with sprinkles and even fruit – maybe try chocolate fruit kabobs? Have some fun and enjoy your Memorial Day goodies!

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Frozen Banana Popsicles
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Servings: 4 • Size: 1 banana pop • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts*
Calories: 99 • Fat: 4.9 g • Protein: 0.3 g • Carb: 15 g • Fiber: 1.7 g • Sugar: 10
Sodium: 0.3 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • colored sprinkles (optional)

You will need:

  • 4 popsicle sticks

Directions:

Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters. Insert popsicle sticks into bananas and freeze on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

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When the bananas are frozen, fill a coffee mug with chocolate. Melt chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring until the chocolate is melted and soft.

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Cute hand model not included!

Dip the bananas one at a time into the chocolate, scraping off the excess chocolate from the back of the banana, and place it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Quickly add the sprinkles or toppings on the rounded side before the chocolate hardens (you have to work quickly here). Place on wax paper and return to the freezer until frozen and ready to eat. Eat frozen and enjoy!!

Note: Adding a little oil to the chocolate helps thin the chocolate and therefore you will use less on each popsicle. You will need enough chocolate to dip the bananas, but you will be left with extra chocolate in the end (chocolate covered strawberries anyone?)

*Based on 0.5 oz of chocolate per banana. If you use a large banana, you will use more chocolate and will need to adjust.
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