Chocolate Covered Bananas!

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As we were planning our latest shopping trip to the “big city”, the kids asked if we could pick up some  chocolate covered bananas that their grandmother had bought for them once.  I agreed to bring a big cooler so that I could buy them these treats and travel the hour ride home.  Then I realized that if I did buy them these frozen treats, that I wouldn’t have enough room in the cooler for the salted caramel gelato that is my crutch, what with the hecticness of life lately. Salted caramel gelato is the only reason that I don’t have a frequent flyer card to the looney bin (that’s a whole other post!).  Plus, they weren’t necessarily organic, so it wasn’t solely a selfish reason.  Not wanting to disappoint the littles, I remembered my days working in a local ice cream shop where we made these yummy treats.   Although the ingredients in the store bought stuff aren’t horrible, they aren’t great or organic.  Besides,  you can easily make your own at home and it is super yummy!!

We grabbed some organic bananas at the store, the rest I had in the cupboard already.

This is super easy, super fun and the kids LOVE them!

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Ingredients:

Grab some bananas

Popsicle sticks (or craft sticks)

8 oz Organic Chocolate Chips, dark, white, milk…

2 Tbl Organic Coconut Oil

Any toppings that you like!!

Directions….

Step one:  Peel, stick and freeze bananas.  We froze them overnight.

Step two:  Melt the chips and coconut oil over low flame in a small pot.  Once it’s cool to room temp, put into a jar or taller container so that you can dip.  Dip away!!  You have to move fast, one at a time as the chocolate hardens pretty quickly.

Then roll into what ever you choose for toppings:

Nuts

Graham Crackers

Coconut

Chocolate

Organic Candies

Throw ’em back in the freezer for a bit.  Then wrap them individually.

I am happy to give these to the kids for dessert or as a special treat.

 It always helps if they are involved in the process. 🙂

Enjoy!

Ohhh…and by the way, this chocolate shell is AMAZING on Ice cream or anything frozen!!

Fortunate are we!!

Last Month we were fortunate enough to be part of a home school group that attended a class on the weather atop Mt. Washington and rode the Cog Railway up to the summit of Mt. Washington!  What a blast!  The kids are still talking about it and the experience of being on top of the world (at least in our little corner of it, anyway).    What a cool experience!  I remember going up as a kid, but I remember it being waaayyy scarier.  They have made giant leaps in the form of safety and new equipment.  As a kid, I felt like we could slip back at anytime and plummet to the bottom, which is how I thought I’d feel this time, but the ride was nice, very nice and felt safe.  The conductors were very knowledgeable and we learned about the history of the mountains and how some great folks worked tirelessly to preserve the areas wilderness.  We learned that the first building was built on the top of the mountain in 1852!  I can’t even imagine!

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And finally VERY excited to have the schoolroom coming along!!  It has been a long process and we’ve had to learn a lot.  At this point, I don’t see anymore additions to our home in our future…but we’ll chat when all is said and done and we can move everything upstairs. 😉

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We are hoping that we can get it all finished within the next few weeks and finally have everything back in their places….. 🙂