Frozen Chocolate-Banana Pops

These creamy frozen pops take frozen bananas to another level. A small amount of cocoa and cream produces a smooth, mellow chocolate flavor. The peanuts complete the experience by adding nuttiness and a kiss of salt.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 8 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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4 large ripe bananas

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons heavy cream

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup salted, roasted peanuts, finely chopped

Special equipment: six 3- to 4-ounce ice-pop molds


Special equipment:
Six 3- to 4-ounce ice-pop molds
  1. Break the bananas into chunks, and puree in a food processor until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add the cocoa powder, cream and maple syrup, and puree until combined. Spoon the banana mixture into ice-pop molds, and freeze until firm, 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Spread the peanuts on a plate. Run hot water over the ice pops to help loosen them, then unmold, roll them in the peanuts and serve (or keep them frozen on a parchment-lined baking sheet until ready to serve).
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