Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spiced Dark Chocolate covered frozen Bananas








Ingredients:

4 Bananas( cut diagonally into half)
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp chilli powder(paprika)
8 popsicle sticks(wooden)
12 ounces good-quality chocolate (milk, semisweet, or a combination or white chocolate)chopped or 1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 teaspoons solid vegetable shortening
About 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans, chopped medium-fine or Pistachios)

Preparation:

  1. Freeze the Bananas in the freeze for an hour.
  2. In medium heat-proof bowl, place chopped chocolate of choice and shortening. Place bowl over hot water on low heat (simmering water if you use dark chocolate), and stir often until almost melted. Remove from heat and hot water; stir until melted and smooth. Cool until just slightly warm. Add the spices.
  3. Take a sheet with a parchment(wax) paper to line up the chocolate covered bananas. Take another sheet with the chopped nuts
  4. Insert the popsicle stick into the bananas. Dip the bananas in the chocolate and then roll it into the nuts. Place the bananas again in the freezer, till they are ready to serve and eat.
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