Are you looking for an allergy-friendly frozen treat to beat the heat? Try these chocolate banana pops. My kids LOVE them! I used Enjoy Life chocolate mega chunks and Spectrum organics shortening for the coating. For an added crunch, I rolled them in crispy brown rice cereal. You can even get the kids involved in making them.
Another variation that I've tried is to spread a thin layer of sunflower seed butter (Sunbutter and Trader Joe's are brands that I like) all over the banana pops and then freezing them. Then I covered them with the chocolate coating and rolled them in crispy rice cereal. I also covered some in rainbow sprinkles. So pretty.
Have fun and get creative with these fun frozen treats :-)
Allergy-friendly Chocolate Banana Pops (Vegan)
Makes 8 banana pops
4 ripe bananas
1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate mega chunks (you can also use Enjoy Life mini chips)
2-3 tsp. Spectrum organic shortening (you can also try Spectrum organic coconut oil)
1 cup crispy brown rice cereal (or regular crispy rice cereal)
popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Peel and cut each banana in half crosswise and insert a popsicle stick or lollipop stick into the cut side of each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until frozen.
Melt the chocolate and shortening in a double boiler, over low to medium heat and make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Remove from heat. Place the puffed rice cereal in a shallow dish or a plate. Dip the frozen banana into the chocolate coating, turning it to coat (you can use a spoon to help you coat more evenly) and immediately roll in the crispy brown rice cereal. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks.
Please note: I am not a paid endorser nor did I accept any free samples of the brands or products mentioned in this post. I purchased these items myself and wanted to mention them by name because I used them and genuinely liked time :-)