Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Banana’s

February 11, 2014

I’m a huge fan of chocolate dipped ANYTHING! I especially enjoy chocolate dipped bananas. So in honor of Valentine’s Day I decided to get a little creative this time – and instead of dipping regular bananas on a stick (which I didn’t actually have any of – hence the idea!) I decided to cut out little heart shapes in the bananas, and dip those into the chocolate. Chocolate Covered Bananas

They turned out perfectly – and were amazingly delicious to have as a treat for the whole family. Something my kids wouldn’t take 3 bites of only to leave on the counter somewhere while the chocolate melts and bananas rot.

When dipping bananas – it’s best to choose a slightly greenish colored banana. These bananas probably would have been better 1-2 days earlier, but it’s what I had!

Heart Bananas

I used a small heart shaped cutter. In the end, I found it was best to cut the banana in half lengthwise – and rather than what the photo shows here, I turned the heart cutter horizontal – so it was evenly large in the center, sloping downwards on the sides of the banana.

Dipping was slightly complicated. I should have frozen the bananas as they were for a little bit prior to dipping – to make them a little easier to pick up. I used toothpicks through the side and dipped, spinning as it was dripping.Dipped Banana Hearts

I tried all the colored sugar sprinkles, but the best was the little edible heart flecks that I found at Michaels (I believe they were made by Wilton).

Then I froze them overnight, covered with saran wrap.  Actually – I laid them outside, since it was easier with our sub-zero temps!DSC05980

Soo Yummy!

Comments

  1. These are adorable! What a great idea!

  2. shelly peterson says:

    These turned out super cute! the kids would enjoy eating these.

  3. This is such a cute idea! My grandson loves bananas and chocolate. Perfect!

  4. These are cute. It’s nice to have a festive seasonal treat that is healthy too!

  5. These are so cute and I am sure it wouldn’t be hard to get a child to eat their fruit this way!!!

  6. Sandra VanHoey says:

    You do the neatest things, I love your ideas and let me tell you, that strawberry fluff salad you gave us the recipe for a long time ago, we STILL make that all the time. Eveyone loves it

  7. Laurali Manieri says:

    My grand kids would love making AND eating these. What fun to decorate in sprinkles and such.

  8. Shannon says:

    OMG these are so fun. Pinning for later!

  9. Della Barker says:

    Such a cute idea! I’ll have to look for a small heart shaped cutter.

  10. Robin Wilson says:

    YUM! I will make some chocolate covered bananas but I will have to just slice them. But I am sure they will taste just as great. Once someone pops them in their mouth they won’t notice that I don’t have any small cookie cutters! *Smile*

  11. Nicole Dz says:

    These are so cute! We make chocolate banana pops sometimes, I love these better though cause they are bite size, I would sprinkle them with coconut shavings on top.

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