Because it's going to be 90 degrees here tomorrow, and because I had bananas at the perfect moment of ripeness, and because when I opened my kitchen drawer I saw, without having to dig around, a package of wooden popsicle sticks, I decided to make frozen chocolate-covered bananas. Here they are, ready for the freezer. They look exactly the same once they are frozen, so I figured a before shot would work just as well as an after shot!
Frozen Chocolate Bananas
8 oz semisweet chocolate
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
4 popsicle sticks
In a small bowl or pan, melt the chocolate. Peel the bananas and cut them in half crosswise. Insert a popsicle stick lengthwise into the cut end of each banana.
Roll the bananas one at a time in the melted chocolate, then roll in the shredded coconut. Place on waxed paper. Freeze at least 2 hours. Makes 4.
It's been awhile since I made these, and honestly I can't remember if anyone in my family objects to the coconut. Oh, well. If anyone complains about the coconut, I'll just have to eat his/her dessert myself!