June 2, 2013

Frozen Banana Nut Pops ~ Sweet Treats On A Stick #LMDConnector

Summer is just around the corner and that brings changes in my family's eating.  We BBQ almost daily, and eat outside as often as we can.  Preparing quick, easy, outdoor friendly meals is as important on a busy weeknight as it is when entertaining on the weekend.

One thing that we love is serving food on sticks.  Not only does this quicken cooking times for my husband and I, but the boys love it!  Desserts and snacks on sticks are also fun and the boys love helping me to make these treats.

I love frozen fruit, and one of my favourite childhood summer memories is eating frozen banana pops at the local fair in Toronto.  Dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts, it was a perfect way to end an exciting day!  We decided to make our own at home and they were an instant hit.

Frozen Banana Nut Pops

4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into three equal parts
1 jar caramel ice cream topping
1 jar chocolate ice cream topping
1 cup roughly chopped walnuts or pecans
12 large lolipop sticks
1. Insert a lolipop stick into each banana.

2. Coat 6 bananas with caramel topping and 6 bananas with chocolate topping.  Roll each banana in chopped walnuts and place on baking sheet.
3. Freeze for at least 2 hours.  Serve.

Banana Pops ready for toppings!

Chopped pecans

Banana Nut Pops ready for the freezer

I didn't hear a peep while Lil-J gobbled up his treat!
Big-A loved helping to make the Banana Nut Pops and was more than happy to taste-test them!

Ice cream cones and freezes are treats that would put a smile on anyone's face.  But it's fun to try different things, and to get the kids involved.  Try making Frozen Banana Nut Pops with your family for a filling, refreshing treat.

The desserts tab on the Life Made Delicious website lists hundreds of recipes.  Here are four that I have tried and love (Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops...YUM!) or will be testing out this summer with my kids and our BBQ guests.

Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Pops
A perfect afternoon snack on a hot day!
Fruit Kabobs With Pineapple Dip
A fun dessert for a family BBQ at the park!

Brownies & Chocolate Raspberry Fondue
Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or dinner with close friends!

  Brownie & Fruit Kabobs
A dessert for any occasion!

Check out the Life Made Delicious website for recipes fit for any season or occasion.  Get creative and involve the kids in the fun of preparing hot weather treats.

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1 comment:

Suzanne @KawarthaMums said...

Mmm! Looks delicious!
What a great switch up!