Recipe 2: Frozen Banana Snack – Sledding Penguins (no. 13)

penguin-frozen-bananasThese cute little sledding penguins are a fun snack for winter. If your kids like chocolate-covered frozen bananas, they’re sure to like this dressed up version too!

Made with chocolate and Reese’s Pieces, these flightless birds aren’t exactly steeped in nutrients, but they are a healthier alternative to ice cream.

Note: this is probably not a snack that will keep for long. Freeze them for 20 minutes then eat them. They’ll be fine.

I guess you’ll have heard of chocolate covered frozen bananas? So why not craft it up a bit.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana for 2 “penguins”
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  • Reeces pieces
  • M&M’s

Here are the steps:

  1. Grab some bananas and maybe 1/2 cup of chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir the chips
  3. Microwave for another 30 seconds.
  4. Cut the bananas so they have a flat bottom
  5. Carefully dip in chocolate until the top and sides have been covered.

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Ok so they look a little like Elvis here but stick with me.

  1. Attach Reeces pieces as eyes to the still melty chocolate and half of the orange ones as a beak.
  2. Attach two orange ones as feet – cut M&M’s for the feet in half.
  3. Put the penguins (in tin foil*) in your freezer for about 20 minutes.

Tip: *Spray tin foil with pan spray to make sure they came off easily.

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Here are the boys ready to chow down…

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Everyone’s a little chocolaty but it was fun!

 

 

 

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