• Cedella Marley

In The Marley Kitchen: Banana Pops


There are two things we have in abundance right now; bananas and heat. What better way to keep cool than making delicious and healthy frozen banana pops. Try this recipe, I promise the entire family will be pleased!

INGREDIENTS

-8 popsicle sticks -4 bananas, cut in half -1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips -1 teaspoon Ziggy Marley Coco'mon coconut oil -½ cup of roasted nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles or whatever topping you'd like to roll the bananas in.

DIRECTIONS -Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Slide the popsicle stick in the center of the banana, making sure the stick doesn't poke through the other side of the banana. Place them on the baking sheet while you get toppings ready and melt the chocolate.

-Melt the chocolate with coconut oil by either slowly heating in the microwave in 25 second increments and stirring in between until it's melted, or use a double boiler. You can make your own by using a medium saucepan filled with an inch or 2 of water, place a metal bowl on top, making sure the whole mouth of the pan is covered and the water inside isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl.

-Put this over a medium-low heat and put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the bowl, stirring until melted. When the chocolate looks smooth turn off the heat. This should take about 3 minutes. -Grab a banana and gently dip it into the chocolate and spoon the chocolate over to cover any holes. Drip off the excess chocolate and sprinkle it with a small handful of whatever toppings you choose. Place dipped banana on the baking sheet and repeat with the rest. Freeze the pops on the tray for at least 3 hours before serving.