Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Chocolate is a Valentine's Day must-have, but dessert doesn't have to be complicated. Make these chocolate-covered bananas in minutes -- they're allergy-friendly, too!

Let's not make dessert complicated this Valentine's Day. For the easiest, tastiest dessert, all you need are three ingredients and three steps: cinnamon crackers, bananas and chocolate; then melt, roll and freeze! These are ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, and if you don't they're certainly easy to find at any grocery store. The dairy-free chocolate-covered bananas are made extra-special with a crunchy coating of crushed cinnamon crackers. If you have kids, invite them to help out in the kitchen by peeling bananas or crushing the crackers. With such a tasty and simple recipe, this might just become a year round dessert staple.

Chocolate Covered Bananas
Serves 8
Ingredients

1 cup gluten-free cinnamon graham crackers, such as Crunchmaster, crushed

4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half

1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips, such as Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips, melted

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place crushed cinnamon crackers in a shallow bowl; set aside.

Cover each banana half with melted chocolate using a spatula, then roll in crushed cinnamon crackers. Place bananas onto the baking sheet. Freeze for 3 hours or until frozen.

Remove from freezer; serve.

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