We all know that everything tastes better when it’s dipped in chocolate right? Well, we decided to try out a couple favourites this week… Chocolate dipped banana, and chocolate dipped rice crispie squares. That chocolate bunny left over from Easter has been calling my name, so I finally decided to listen to it…I listened to it melt in my pot! lol
To melt the bunny, I put it on my double broiler, which is really a pot filled with water and a Pyrex bowl that fits nicely on top.
Then I looked through the cupboards to find some stuff I could dip in chocolate. I found some prepackaged rice crispie squares, and a couple ripe bananas. We decided to put everything on a stick. I find that Popsicle sticks are too big and tend to split some things, so I actually prefer to use coffee stir sticks. They are not as strong, but are much easier to work with.
The stick made it a little easier to dip because you had something to hold on to, but we had to be careful, because they really softened when dipped in the warm chocolate, and a couple fell off the sticks. So work quickly. Dip the ends in the melted chocolate, using a fork to spread the chocolate around and remove any excess. I did this part for the kids.
However, I wouldn’t recommend using them, because they just slid right off the rounded banana because they were so heavy. But we waited until they had cooled a little then sprinkled a couple more on top. They would have worked better on the flat crispie squares.
We let them cool in the fridge on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. The banans barely had time to cool before we ate them! I think next time I think I will cut them into slices and make smaller, easier to eat banana pops.