The Nutella Challenge – Frozen Banana/Nutella Pops dipped in Coconut
Yes, it’s that time again. One of my favorite postings for each month is the Nutella Challenge. This is our 4th installment. You can catch all of the insanely delicious previous entries here (1st Set, 2nd Set, 3rd Set) Our participants have done an amazing job each month. Be sure to stop by their blogs & say hello! Every month I say, no way are they going to get any better than this, & HELLO they do! I’m so thankful to have so many more ways to enjoy one of life little pleasures NUTELLA!
I came up with my entry while I was doing another challenge last month The Eat on 30 Project. We were on a strict budget & The kids desperately needed a sweet treat, okay who am I kidding, I NEEDED a sweet treat & this was not only budget friendly but oh so delicious.
Are you ready? They’re FROZEN BANANAS COVERED IN NUTELLA & rolled in a snowy bed of coconut. Oh yeah, it’s a smorgasbord for your palate. You’ve got the frozen banana that gives it a nice bite, the ever so luscious Nutella, and then the texture pleasing fluffy, cold & crisp coconut. Oh baby, this one is a keeper! I gave the option of using nuts. I would have loved to have done nuts but my Miss Priss can’t have nuts because of those pesky little braces, but you feel free to get a little nutty with yours!
What you’ll need:
6 bananas – ripe & firm
1 small jar of Nutella
12 popsicle sticks or candy sticks
1 small package of coconut (or crushed nuts if you prefer)
What to do:
Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Insert sticks into center of cut section (careful not to tear banana) & place them on parchment paper & immediately into freezer for about an hour until they’re firm. When bananas are ready, Place your nutella into a double boiler & heat until it’s completely melted. WHILE Nutella is melting prepare your toppings (coconut or nuts) Place enough onto a separate piece of parchment paper large enough to roll/coat bananas. WHEN Nutella is ready, remove bananas from freezer and dip them into the melted Nutella. Use a spoon if you’re having a hard time covering all of the banana. Once the banana is covered in Nutella, quickly roll it in the coconut OR nut mixture. Place the covered banana back onto parchment paper & BACK into the freezer. Continue until all bananas are done.
Allow to sit in freezer for at least an hour before enjoying!
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