I’ve never lived anywhere where the possibility of a natural disaster was a regular thing. I think that it would be absolutely terrifying to live in a place where wild fires or tornados were a yearly occurrence, so the flooding here in Calgary was definitely a new experience. It’s crazy to think that we were so close to area that was flooded. A few streets over and we would have been under water. Luckily we were only evacuated for a few days and got to camp out with some lovely people. We were extremely lucky and really, the only thing we lost were the entire contents of our freezer and fridge because we had no electricity for a few days.
This weekend, we were re-painting our entire apartment and didn’t leave the place for anything but more drop cloths and paint and it is not an exaggeration to say that we were very low on food. Usually I have something in the freezer that we can easily defrost and snack on, but things are pretty bare these days. To make matters worse, it’s been unusually hot here and we have one measly fan so I couldn’t wait to get everything back in order and make these frozen chocolate covered bananas to have stashed in the freezer during the hot weather.
I have really never had anything like these before. As a kid we used to freeze grapes and eat them, but never anything else. These were exactly what I wanted them to be. I made almond butter, peanut butter and plain chocolate variations and they are all great. The only thing I would advise is not to slice the bananas too thick or they will be hard to eat. Also, if you get squeamish biting into frozen treats, this probably isn’t for you. Otherwise it is a fun, simple snack that I am happy to have around. I am sure they will be a freezer staple for me this summer!
Keep these in your freezer as a great little treat. Make sure not to slice your bananas too thick or you'll have a hard time eating them.
If you don't like biting into frozen things, this may not be for you!
Slice bananas and place on an oven tray lined with parchment paper.
Using a butter knife, smear almond or peanut butter (or both!) on your banana slices.
In a small pot, bring some water to a simmer. In a small heat proof bowl, add your chocolate and place on top of pot to melt chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted.
Spoon melted chocolate over your banana slices.
Place in freezer for 2 hours or until completely frozen.
Frozen banana with chocolate Recipe was last modified: July 3, 2013 by