- Dish type
- Chocolate desserts
Frozen bananas are coated with chocolate, then rolled in coconut or chopped nuts, or whatever you like! Great fun to make and eat.
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IngredientsMakes: 10 monkey tails
- 10 wooden ice pop sticks
- 5 very ripe bananas, peeled and halved crosswise
- 450g chocolate or choc chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Dessicated coconut or chopped nuts, as needed
MethodPrep:30min ›Extra time:3hr freezing › Ready in:3hr30min
- Insert 1 wooden stick into the cut end of each banana. Place the bananas on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and freeze until the bananas are frozen, about 2 hours.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring after each melting, for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Do not overheat or chocolate will scorch.
- Dip the frozen bananas in the melted chocolate, spooning the chocolate over the banana to cover it completely. Roll in coconut or nuts, or both if desired. Place the dipped bananas back on the baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and freeze until the chocolate is firm.
Another serving suggestion:
Place the melted chocolate in a small plastic bag. Snip the end of the bag and drizzle over the frozen chocolate covered banana. Return the bananas to the freezer until the chocolate is firm.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(36)
Reviews in English (24)
I made these today with my 3 boys and they enjoyed making them. They stayed on the stick well which I didn't expect. We used sprinkles instead or coconut to make them a little more child friendly. They seemed to like them but only ate half each as I think they were a little to sweet - next time we'll make smaller portions by cutting the banana into quarters instead of halves.-20 Apr 2014
by Sarah Jo
Huge fun for my youngest boy and I to have today while everyone else was out. I used organic bananas, extra-dark chocolate chips and we used both chopped salted peanuts and toasted coconut to roll the bananas. We were able to make these this morning and they were ready to enjoy after Quiet Time. HUGE hit. We loved this.-03 May 2011
Cute and creative - not to mention delicious! This reicpe is definitely one for kids of all ages. My niece and I had fun decoating these we used a variety of items including: chopped peanuts, coconut, M&M's, colored sprinkles, and mini marshmallows. These not only look good, but taste good too! Thanks for a great recipe and a fun activity!-10 May 2011
Healthy Dark Chocolate Monkey Tails
First of all, I want to give a big thank you to everyone regarding yesterday‘s post. I was overwhelmed with the amount of support and kind words I received. and You guys are the best!
It’s the 21st, which means it’s time for a Recipe ReDux! Here is this month’s theme:
Favorite Chocolate Matches
Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.
For my chocolate match I decided to go the old banana/chocolate way. Peanut butter and banana will always be #1, but chocolate and banana is still a pretty dang good choice!
I used to have a major chocolate tooth. I’d have it at least once, usually twice a day. Of course it was all milk chocolate because dark chocolate was naaasty. Times have changed, and now I’ll occasionally enjoy a few pieces of chocolate – dark, of course!
My recipe today is a spin off of the old classic Monkey Tails – you know, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and served on a stick? Those scream summer and softball tournaments to me. I always had the hardest time biting into the banana, though!
For these healthified Monkey Tails, I coated the frozen bananas in dark chocolate and an array of superfood toppings! Look at all of those colors. I love it!
I’ll leave you with a bunch of pictures because it’s getting late and I need to get to bed. Remind me not to write my posts the night before they’re due!
PS…every time I hear the word chocolate I think about that episode on Spongebob. Anyone?!
“Monkey Tails” Chocolate Banana Pops
This recipe idea started exactly 10 years ago, in May 2009 when I spent 6 weeks in Guatemala as an 18-year-old, right before going to college. When we first arrived, our volunteer coordinator showed us a hardware store (yes, random!) that sold “chocobananos,” frozen bananas they would dip in a vat of chocolate right in front of you and then roll in your toppings of choice. I think they cost like the equivalent of about 25 cents. They were such a hit, we took a picture. Something cold, cheap and familiar was just what we needed!
It’s finally getting warm out, so it’s a perfect time to make some healthy frozen treats! Buy an extra bunch of bananas this week so you can make these with your kids to celebrate the last day of school! Or just make some for yourself so you’ll have a healthy treat when your sweet tooth strikes.
Frozen bananas are like nature’s vanilla ice cream.
Picture overload, but I just can’t help it. They’re so cute!
I don’t typically share recipes that have refined sugar in them, but a limited amount of sugar has it’s place, I think, especially if it helps you to eat more fruit! A few dairy-free dark chocolate chips paired with a banana and nutritious nuts is not out of line in my opinion. Costco and Winco both sell chocolate chips that are naturally dairy free, and, when eaten sparingly, they fit in a whole-food plant-based diet.
Next time you have some bananas that are getting too ripe, stick some popsicle sticks in them and put them in the freezer. They’ll be ready when you are to dip them in chocolate and make a super yummy treat.
I love that little baby hand so sweetly grabbing the popsicle stick while I took this picture.
Chocolate Monkey Tails recipe - Recipes
6 wooden ice cream sticks
1 cup orange or apple juice concentrate
Chocolate or Peanut Butter Sauce (see below)
1/2 cup chopped nuts, crisp rice cereal, coconut, granola (optional)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
***Peanut Butter Sauce***
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup milk
Chocolate Tails: To Prepare on Top of the Stove: Place chocolate chips and oil in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl that fits snugly over a saucepan. Place hot water in the bottom pan. Place pan over medium heat. Heat until chocolate melts, stirring about every minute. Spoon chocolate over frozen bananas.
To Prepare in a Microwave Oven: Place chocolate chips and oil in a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave at 100% power (700 watts) for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave oven and stir to blend chocolate and oil. Dip frozen bananas in sauce.
Peanut Butter Tails: To Prepare on Top of the Stove: Place peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan. Turn stove on to medium-low heat. Stirring all the time, heat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Remove from heat. Slowly stir in milk, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until mixture is glossy and smooth. Spoon sauce over frozen bananas.
To Prepare in a Microwave Oven: Place peanut butter and honey in a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave at 100% power (700 watts) for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave at 100% power 30 seconds longer. Remove from microwave oven. Slowly stir in milk, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until mixture is smooth and creamy. Dip frozen bananas in sauce.
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By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Monkey tail crescent rolls are my recipe of the day for Back to School treats week. For this event, I will be posting several times this week. Of those, I will be posting recipes that kids will enjoy for breakfast, snacks and dessert.
And it’s been a weird year for back to school so the usual recipes parents look for when getting ideas for meals may not apply.
Brown Bags and Home Lunches
There may be some eating at home, and some eating at school, depending on the area.
Today I am sharing an easy dessert that can be baked up ahead, although I do like them served warm with ice cream on the side.
So if you are packing for a brown bag lunch this is still good with the caramel sauce put into a little container then dunking the tails like a dip.
Back to School Treats
Baked Glazed Chocolate Donuts by The Redhead Baker
Chai Muffins by Our Good Life
Lemon Streusel Blueberry Muffins by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Sugar Free Banana Muffins by Blogghetti
Air Fryer Hot Dog Taquitos by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Kid-Friendly Snack Board by Love & Confections
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Family Around the Table
Frosted Fudgy Homemade Brownies by Making Miracles
M&M Cookie Bars by Kate’s Recipe Box
Monkey Tail Crescent Rolls by Palatable Pastime (You are Here!)
Peanut Butter and Jelly Caramel Corn by Sweet Recipeas
Monkey Tail Crescent Rolls
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Frozen Monkey Tails
1. Peel bananas. Cut in half crosswise to make "short" bananas. Push a wooden stick into the cut end of each banana half. Dip banana in orange or apple juice. Place banana halves on a cookie sheet. Cover with waxed paper and place in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours or until bananas are frozen solid. (You won't need the rest of the orange juice or apple juice so go ahead and drink it.)
2. While bananas are in the freezer, decide if you will dip the bananas in chocolate sauce or peanut butter sauce. Or you can dip the bananas in the peanut butter sauce and then the chocolate sauce for a double dipper. Prepare whichever sauce you want.
3. Remove frozen bananas from freezer. Dip in sauce. If you wish, roll bananas in nuts, cereal, coconut or granola while sauce is still soft. Return bananas to the freezer for about 5 minutes to firm up the coating, then eat!
This Frozen Monkey Tails recipe is from the Marvelous Munchies Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.
Chocolate and Choc-tails: A Virtual Tasting
Join certified chocolate expert Dr Jessica Henderson of Chocolate Monkey for the ultimate chocolate tasting event!
A guided tasting of five chocolate bars from Black Mountain Chocolate- North Carolina's Original Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory
Learn how to customize a hot drinking chocolate so its perfect *just for you* and how to chill your drinking chocolate for a luxurious summertime drink.
Follow along with an easy choc-tail recipe (or two) and a simple decadent drizzling syrup to take your cocoa nib brownie (or your coffee) to the next level
Ticket price includes the event Zoom login information and all recipes demonstrated during the class.
To taste along purchase "Chocolate Monkey's Guided Tasting Box" directly from Black Mountain Chocolate for $50 (plus shipping) here:
The Tasting Box is choc-full of deliciousness. This indulgent set includes:
FIVE full size Chocolate Bars
Signature Dark Drinking Chocolate (8oz canister will make approx 8 servings)
One decadent Cocoa Nib Brownie
Shipped via USPS Priority Mail directly to your door
Box contains enough to share with a friend or two *but I'd buy an extra brownie per person*
Please purchase by July 3rd to allow shipment in time for the virtual tasting event
Still have questions? Feel free to contact me!
I also offer private group tasting experiences- contact me for details and to schedule a chocolate tasting or pairing for your group
Cancellation Policy: Ticket price cannot be refunded but it transferable. You are welcome to send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend. The Zoom class cannot be rescheduled however tasting notes and recipes are still available to download.
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The idea for these Cinnamon Bunny Biscuits comes from a Bisquick recipe booklet I bought in 2002. I was just learning how to navigate dairy-free cooking and was using a lot of store-bought dairy-free mixes. (Yes, Bisquick is dairy free!).
These days, we usually make our own dairy-free biscuit mix to have on hand, but Katherine and I still turn to this little cookbook from time to time. She’s altered the cheese danish recipe to be dairy free, and sometimes I make some of the Valentine baked goods for Valentine’s Day breakfast.
There are a lot of similar bunny bread recipes online, but most of them use yeast dough. I like this biscuit recipe for something a little different. Plus, it’s much quicker to make! The original recipe included honey, nuts, and cream cheese, which we omitted to make these bunny biscuits a better fit for more diets.
Katherine also added a simple glaze to give the bunnies cotton tails, or you can just drizzle the glaze over the bunnies instead.
Kids can do most of the recipe themselves and will have fun shaping the egg-free dough into bunnies. An adult or teen can help with the oven, as these bake at a very hot temperature. Kids can also help frost the bunny tails with the optional glaze.
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Monkey tail sandwiches (Chicken and avocado) recipe
Roll up these exciting and delicious treats for the kids.
2 slices from 1 loaf of white bread, cut lengthways
1/2 large avocado, peeled, mashed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2/3 cup chopped cooked chicken
Using a serrated knife, remove crust from bread. Using a rolling pin, flatten each slice.
Make chicken and avocado filling Combine avocado and lemon juice in a bowl. Spread 2 slices of bread with avocado mixture. Top with chicken. Starting from 1 short end, roll up bread tightly to enclose filling. Cut each roll into 4 slices.
Place sandwiches, cut-side up, on a large plate. Serve.
Variations: Fairy monkey tails: Spread 2 slices from 1 loaf of bread with 2 tablespoons cream cheese. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons 100s and 1000s.
Pizza monkey tails: Spread 2 slices of bread with 1 tablespoon margarine spread or butter. Top each bread slice with 2 slices leg ham and 3 slices tasty cheese. Spread cheese with 2 teaspoons tomato sauce.
Super Food Ideas - March 2010, Page 68
Recipe by Emma Braz
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