Day: July 3, 2018

Frozen Banana Popsicles

frozen-banana-popsiclesFrozen bananas on a stick dipped in chocolate – an easy, fun summer treat for the kids and grown-ups too!

These are so easy to make and use only 4 ingredients. Sprinkle them with red, white and blue jimmies for the Fourth of July, or use colored sprinkles, crushed walnuts, peanuts, or whatever you like! So fun, you can even get the kids involved!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • colored sprinkles (optional)

You will also need 4 Popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters.
  2. Insert popsicle sticks into bananas and freeze on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  3. When the bananas are frozen, fill a coffee mug with chocolate.
  4. Melt chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring until the chocolate is melted and soft.
  5. Dip the bananas one at a time into the chocolate, scraping off the excess chocolate from the back of the banana, and place it on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  6. Quickly add the sprinkles or toppings on the rounded side before the chocolate hardens (you have to work quickly here).
  7. Place on wax paper and return to the freezer until frozen and ready to eat.
  8. Eat frozen and enjoy!! Note: Adding a little oil to the chocolate helps thin the chocolate and therefore you will use less on each Popsicle. You will need enough chocolate to dip the bananas, but you will be left with extra chocolate in the end (chocolate covered strawberries anyone?)

Nutritional Information (per serving) Serves 4.

Recipe is from Skinnytaste

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Firework Safety Tips

Firework Safety Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to urge families NOT to buy fireworks for their own or their children’s use, as thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured each year while using consumer fireworks.

Keep your family safe this Fourth of July by following these safety tips for fireworks:

Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars and even death.
Did you know sparklers can reach up to reach temperatures above 1000°?
Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home.

Get more info at healthychildren.org.

See more safety tips here

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July!

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