By now you probably already know that mashed frozen bananas kind of taste like ice cream.
And bananas + chocolate are always a winning combination.
So these treats? Absolute perfection!
Note that you have to keep these in the freezer, where they'll last for at least a week. Perfect for when you're craving a little healthy treat.
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Frozen Dark Chocolate Banana Cups
Makes 12 banana cups
1 large ripe bananas (not banana-bread-ripe--just eating-ripe is perfect)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
16oz (2 cups) cups dark chocolate chips or bars, chopped
2 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
Equipment: muffin tin, paper or foil muffin liners
Place liners in 12 muffin tins. In a small bowl, mash the banana until smooth, then whisk in the vanilla with a fork. Set aside.
Place about half the chocolate in a bowl with one teaspoon of coconut. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Use a spoon to pour a bit of chocolate in each muffin well, using the spoon to push it a bit up the sides. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until set.
Once chilled and set, add a small dollop of the banana mash to each frozen well. (You may have extra banana leftover--I like adding this to yogurt or oatmeal!)
Add the rest of the chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl, and repeat melting process.
Top each of the cups with a few spoonfulls of the chocolate--note that you're not trying to fill the muffin tin--it should only cup up about 1/3 to 1/2 way.
Place in freezer for at least 2 hours, or until frozen.
Remove from muffin tin and store in an airtight container in freezer with a layer of wax paper in between.