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Video:How to Make Nut-Free Chocolate Dipped Bananas

with Ilyse Schapiro

Nut-free chocolate dipped bananas are a great dessert for children with nut allergies. Watch this About.com video for a delicious recipe for nut-free chocolate dipped bananas.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Nut-Free Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Hi I'm Ilyse Schapiro, pediatric dietician and nutritionist, and I'm here for About.com to show you how to make a great peanut-free recipe for your kids.  A peanut allergy shouldn't hold your child back from enjoying some of his favorite all-time sweets.  My chocolate-dipped bananas have only four ingredients and they are super simple to make.

Ingredients for the Nut-Free Chocolate Dipped Bananas

To make these chocolate-dipped bananas, first you need:

  • 2 medium, ripe, firm bananas
  • 3 ounces of chocolate -- you want to make sure the chocolate bar, of course, is produced in a nut free facility
  • 4 wooden craft sticks
  • the topping of your choice -- I chose sprinkles; my children love rainbow sprinkles, but you could do cookie crumble, some coconut, whatever you decide

And you'll need some plastic to wrap the bananas in to put them in the freezer.

Prep the Nut-Free Chocolate Dipped Bananas

So first you're going to peel each bananas and cut them in half crosswise.  Next you're going to take a popsicle stick and insert it into each banana.  Then you're going to wrap each in plastic wrap, or I'm just using a little plastic sandwich bag. You're going to place these in the freezer for about three hours.  So you're going to chop up the chocolate. After you chop it up, you're going to melt it on top of a double boiler.  The water under here is slightly simmering.  And you're going to let this melt. Once the chocolate is all melted, you're going to move it and pour it into a tall glass.

Make the Nut-Free Chocolate Dipped Bananas

So once the bananas are frozen, you're going to dip it in the glass, then coat it thoroughly with the chocolate.  Then you're going to dip it immediately in the chocolate, and I chose sprinkles for my kids.  So there you have it, a great peanut-free recipe for your kids.  Super easy to make, something your kids can get involved in, and absolutely delicious.  For more peanut-free recipes for your kids, please visit About.com.

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