… on a stick
Bananas (or any other fruit) can be upgraded as a treat within minimum time and effort to get maximum results (happy smiles, promises to always listen, hugs and kisses, you name it…).
All you need is
100g of chocolate drops or a chocolate bar (I use “moo free” organic chocolate drops, available at Waitrose: dairy, lactose, gluten, wheat, egg and casein free).
2 medium bananas
Sprinkles (anything that makes the treat even more fun and colourful like sugar, pearls, marshmallows, nuts, chocolate stars or candy)
Start by heating the chocolate in a microwave proven dish for 30 sec on high. The narrower and taller the dish, the easier dipping the fruit and covering it entirely with chocolate. If the chocolate has not melted entirely, stir well, and if necessary, put it in the microwave for another 30 sec. Stir again. Usually, the already melted part will shortly melt the rest of the solids. You should end up with a smooth and warm melt.
Now comes the fun bit: start dipping the bananas (entire or cut into pieces) into the chocolate after putting it onto a skewer. Let any excess chocolate drop back into the dish and put the chocolate covered treat on the laid out parchment paper. Continue with the rest of the bananas.
All sprinkles should be applied before the chocolate sets.
You can also use the chocolate for a chocolate fondue. Melt the chocolate, put it into individual ramekins and offer a variety of sprinkles and dips to dunk the chocolate covered fruit (banana, strawberry, apple or pear are best suitable) into.