Baking & Dessert

By marcussamuelsson.com | August 22, 2011

Photo: Eliza Adam

We have been posting plenty of different types of popsicles with all the “bells and whistles,” but here is an ode to simplicity with a sort of vintage class.

Bananas are almost like firm pudding; they hold their shape but are easily gummed into mush.  If frozen they become like ice cream:  smooth, delectable, and deliciously refreshing.  Put ‘em on a stick, add a little chocolate, add a touch of peanut butter, and it’s a party!

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  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup sweetened milk or dark chocolate morsels
  • 4 oz natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 8 wooden skewers

Directions

1. Peel all the bananas. Make sure to remove the stringy leftovers of the peel, and cut them in half crosswise. Freeze them for roughly two hours or just leave them overnight. Once frozen, gently skewer each banana.

2. Bring some water to boil in a pot. Place the chocolate and peanut butter into a glass or metal bowl, put it on the opening of the pot of boiling water, and stir the mixture as it melts. This process is called double boiling. Once the chocolate is entirely melted, remove it from the heat.

3. Dip each banana in the chocolate and cover the majority of the banana.

4. Lay each peanut butter, chocolate covered banana on the sheet of wax paper or tin-foil and put them in the freezer.

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