To me, a chocolate lover, there is only one thing better than a banana. That is a banana dipped in melted chocolate! My only dilemma? Is there some way I can call this breakfast?
Meet today’s chocolate –
Peanut Butter Banana Bonbons
Joy the Baker Peanut Butter Banana Bonbons
makes about 24 bonbons
3 ripe and large bananas
about 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Jiffy)
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup finely chopped honey roasted peanuts
small popsicle sticks (or pretzel sticks)
Peel bananas and slice into medium-thick round slices. I sliced my bananas about 1/3-inch thick.
Spoon peanut butter into a piping bag fitted with a small star tip attachment. Pipe about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter onto half of the banana slices.
Top each peanut butter topped banana with a plain banana slice and press down just slightly. It’s like a banana sandwich!
To insert the popsicle sticks (or pretzel sticks) into the banana sandwich, place your thumb and index finger over and around the banana sandwich. firmly press the stick into and through the banana slices, but use your thumb and index finger to hold the top banana slice in place during the pressing. This will help ensure that all of the peanut butter doesn’t smush out of the sides.
Place peanut butter pops on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer to harden for at least 30 minutes.
While the pops harden, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Place 2 inches of water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a medium heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl over the simmering water and stir together chocolate and coconut oil as it melts. Stir until completely melted.
Transfer melted chocolate mixture to a glass with a mouth wide enough to dunk the banana sandwiches. I used a small tumbler glass. A shallow bowl will make the banana sandwiches hard to dip and completely cover.
Dip the slightly hardened banana sandwiches completely in chocolate. Return them to the parchment paper and immediately sprinkle with honey roasted peanuts.
After dipping all of the bananas, return to the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving. Bananas will last for a week or two in the freezer. You can also wrap them individually for storage in the freezer.
Borrowed from – http://joythebaker.com/