Chocolate Banana Bites

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Mia and I had so much fun making these easy peasy lemon squeezy treats.
They look NOTHING like the picture in the book, but boy they taste good!
For surely that’s what this sort of cooking is about – getting the kids involved, getting your fingers mucky and being able to nom nom nom at the end of it!

These Annabel Karmel treats are perfectly messy. And Mia made them pretty much entirely on her own. Hence the proud, chocolate-smeared face in the photo above!

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Ingredients
1-2 slightly under-ripe bananas
110g milk or plain chocolate
Sprinkles and/or coconut

Method
Peel the bananas and chop the flesh into 6 pieces.
Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and put it over a pan of simmering water to melt the chocolate. Stir occasionally and when melted, leave to cool slightly.
The recipe calls for you to push a straw through the banana to ‘hold’ it, but we found the banana kept slipping around the straw so you couldn’t manoeuvre it at all. So instead we used wooden skewers the second time around.
Drizzle the chocolate over each piece of banana. Note, it will NOT look anything like the picture in the book. I tried. So just get used to it.
Roll the chocolate-coated banana in the sprinkles/coconut.
Let the chocolate harden.
Lick the bowl clean. Waste not want not.
Scoff chocolate banana bites.

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Note: If you lie your bites on a plate to harden, make sure you move them before they’re too set or they will stick to the plate.
Work quickly with the melted chocolate; it doesn’t stay molten forever!
Enjoy!

 

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10 Responses to Chocolate Banana Bites

  1. iotamanhattan says:

    I like your "waste not want not" approach – which I also operate when I bake.

  2. looks like Mia enjoyed the end result. No mine never look like the book either,

  3. MsXpat says:

    I like the sound of that two things i love :0) Looks great too.
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  4. I have 5 children tucked up in bed 3 of my own & 2 extras on a sleepover – we are so gonna make these in the morning! Fab!
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  5. bubbablue says:

    Sound and look lush. Reckon I'll try those with N
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  6. Victoria says:

    Oooh they look yummy! Great idea

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  7. louisejedwards says:

    delicious and kinda healthy – love it! x
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  8. LauraCYMFT says:

    These sound yummy. I was going to make a marshmallow version of these for the kids’ birthday party but maybe bananas would at least make it semi-healthy!

  9. Hannah says:

    My mum used to make these with us when we were young in the summer and after doing all the above we would then stick them in the freezer and have a (slightly) healthier alternative to an ice cream :)

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