I didn't actually know if this unusual flavor combination would work. Nerds are sour and tangy, while the chocolate and banana are sultry and sweet. The addition of Nerds complements the sweetness perfectly, helping to cut through the richness. It's strangely addictive -- I've eaten two of them while writing this!
They're really easy to make and my four year old son, Alexander, was able to help roll the Nerds in the chocolate (he was also on chocolate cleanup duty).
I hope you try these and enjoy this bright and cheery summer treat.
Step 1: Ingredients
Baking sheet, lined with parchment or wax paper
Rainbow Colored Craft Sticks
8-10oz Chocolate of your choice - I used milk and dark
2 tbsp unsalted butter + 1 tbsp shortening
2 pkg. Rainbow Nerds
Step 2: Prep Bananas & Insert Sticks
Place bananas in Ziploc bag for 3-6 hrs or overnight. The more frozen solid the banana, the better the chocolate will adhere.
Step 3: Prep & Melt Chocolate
Fill a small pot or saucepan 1/2 way with water and place bowl on top to create double boiler. Heat should be medium low to low to prevent burning of chocolate. When water starts to simmer, add chocolate and stir. Once it starts to melt, add butter and tbsp of shortening. Stir until smooth.
Remove from heat.
Step 4: Prep Nerds
Step 5: Coat Bananas