Wednesday, May 25, 2011

melted bunnies and frozen bananas

Things are not looking good for this bunny
Easter came and went about a month ago, but thanks to a visit by one set of parents and a USPS flat rate box sent by the other set, Easter continues to live on in our apartment in the form of the most bountiful Easter candy haul that I have ever been witness to.

This confectionery abundance of over 6 pounds (tested out the new scale) would have been great news back when I was riding around town on my Schwinn and could survive solely on refined sugars. But these days a couple bites of candy per week is more than enough sweets for me. So what were we to do with this pile of candy that included 5 Russell Stover chocolate bunnies (there must have been a sale somewhere)?

I considered giving some candy to the local kids who run around the alley behind our place, but quickly realized that would put me on the unsympathetic end of an after-school special. One day an idea dawned on me while watching TV and eating a frozen banana, ‘I should make frozen bananas,’ so I bout some bananas, scrounged up some popsicle sticks and fired up the double boiler.

Ingredients and Tools
  • 12-16 oz Chocolate, preferably in bunny form
  • 6-8 Bananas
  • 12-16 clean popsicle sticks (new or used) the other blogger had some leftover in her craft supplies
  • Double boiler, or a sauce pan and metal bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie spatula
  • Parchment or wax paper
  • Peel the bananas (preferable monkey style) and cut in half
  • Insert a popsicle stick into cut end of the bananas
  • Place the bananas on a cookie sheet covered with parchment or wax paper
  • Put the cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours
  • Fire up the double boiler on low heat, 3 or 4 out of 10
  • Slowly melt the chocolate while continually stirring with a cookie spatula
  • Dunk a frozen banana in the chocolate and coat using the spatula, put the banana back in the freezer (I wound up taking one banana out at a time)
    • If you run out of bananas, coat some strawberries or pretzels actually anything taste good covered in chocolate
  • Let the chocolate freeze for a bit and enjoy

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