Frozen Chocolate Bananas

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One of my favorite carnival/fair treats is the frozen chocolate banana, however I feel that the price at these events is leaning towards crazy. A while back I was determined to make some myself, and while getting a bowl of ice cream, it came to me... chocolate shell!

It hardens on ice cream, why not a chilled banana? I gave it a go, and here is how I did it.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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You will need:

Ripe bananas (as straight as you can find)
Kebab skewers
Magic Chocolate Shell (store bought or homemade
Aluminum foil/ wax paper/ parchment paper
A bowl (preferably one with corners or a pour spout)
A spoon

Step 2: Prep

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First you will need to peel your bananas, I'm only going to do one here for simplicity's sake.

Then you'll want to insert your skewer about two thirds of the way into your banana (my straight one broke in half inside the peel, so I had to get a replacement, not very straight). I use another skewer to judge approximately where the tip is.

Then place your banana on your tray and covering of choice.

Step 3: Time to Chill

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Now, waiting...

Put your bananas in the freezer for about thirty minutes or until it's nearly frozen. You don't want it frozen solid, just cold enough that it will harden the chocolate later on.

When it's almost time to take them out, pour your chocolate shell into your bowl, and have a spoon ready. Don't forget to shake/mix your chocolate, because whether it's homemade or store bought, it contains oil, and things that contain oil separate over time if it's left untouched.

Step 4: Coating

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Now, remove fruit from freezer, and one at a time place the banana into the bowl, and use the spoon to coat.

Once the first coat hardens, feel free to add a second.

Then if you're doing more than one, place banana onto your papered or foiled surface and grab the next.

After that, more waiting. Put the bananas back into the freezer for about another ten minutes.
kools4214 years ago
This is to hard. I'll pay someone to make this for me
ikeike405 years ago
you could also cover them with nut or oreo bits ontop of the chocolate
TheGeek1984 (author)  ikeike405 years ago
That's a good idea, I'll have to try that! :)
knex_mepalm5 years ago
If you didn't seal it off completely would it go brown?
TheGeek1984 (author)  knex_mepalm5 years ago
Just to clarify, did you mean that if I didn't cover the whole banana, would the banana go brown? That I don't know, I think the freezing would sort of halt the browning process, but I've never left them long enough to see :)
Sorry about this but I posted that before I looked at the instructable. HEHE. Anyway, I meant that if you put the banana in the fridge would it go brown, I think it only happens when you leave the skin on, because it has happened to me, I should test. But do you have any idea?
TheGeek1984 (author)  knex_mepalm5 years ago
Oh, in the fridge. Yeah, I think it would. My nephew likes to peel bananas and not finish them, then he sticks them in the fridge and they turn. I just prefer the freezer because it makes them a little harder as well so that when you turn them this way and that to coat, your banana doesn't slip and twist with gravity.
Now to make the banana Ill tell you the results when done.
TheGeek1984 (author)  knex_mepalm5 years ago
Sounds good, just so you know, all freezers are different, mine was actually set kinda high, so it wasn't as cold as I'd have liked. Check your temperature if you find you have the same problem, lower it if you need to.
Tastes like banana icecream then mixed with chocolate icecream ( it doesn't taste that good with icecream) The banana is heaven with chocolate. 5* Post more recipes soon, I'll subscribe.
noahh5 years ago
Since nobody has said it yet, I will: there's always money in the banana stand!
Kaelessin noahh5 years ago
rats! beat me to it as well!
Beat me to it.
pie popper5 years ago
Yummiez! I'll have to get some magic shell. Would it work just to pour the chocolate onto the banana?
TheGeek1984 (author)  pie popper5 years ago
You could, that's what I did the first time, but you'll still need a bowl. And I ended up using the chocolate that dripped off to finish coating.
Ok, so you kind of need it anyway..
TheGeek1984 (author)  pie popper5 years ago
yeah, because otherwise you just end up wasting it.
kcig5 years ago
Usually I just get frozen bananas at the Bluth Banana Stand, but this would be nice to try the next time the stand burns down or whatever.