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Sharing Memories & Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

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My husband Mike and I have been together for 15 years and throughout that time we have learned a lot about each other. He knows my life story and I know his but occasionally something makes us think of memories that were once forgotten and at those times I love to share what I remember or hear what he has to say.

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I recently remembered something and the memory was triggered while pouring my daughter a bowl of cereal. When I was her age I spent the Summer with my grandfather in Virginia and sometimes I recall a moment here and there that brings me back to those days for just a second.

I clearly remember sitting at Pop’s kitchen table eating a bowl of Cheerios™ with freshly sliced bananas on top. I watched my grandfather slice them into our cereal bowls that morning and knew I had never seen anyone slice a banana quite like that before so it caught my attention. He laid the banana in the palm of his hand peeled off the top layer of the fruit while leaving the rest of the peel on. He grabbed a knife and began slicing little banana circles that fell right out of his palm into our bowls. It seemed like a magic trick and every time I poured a bowl of cereal after that, I always asked for a topping of bananas so I could see his little trick.

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Now that I am older and live even farther away than I did in those days from him, a memory like that is celebrated and I get excited to share my new story with my husband. Now that I have that memory back, every time I pour a bowl of cereal from now on, or see a banana for that matter, I will think of him and his magic.

Chocolate Covered Banana

When I purchased one box of Cheerios™ I found a code inside that allowed me to send my grandfather a box as well. When you purchase the specially marked box of Cheerios™ at Walmart you receive a code inside. Then you can enter the code and fill out an E-card online for a friend to open and receive a coupon for a free box of  Cheerios™ at your local Walmart.

I picked up the Apple Cinnamon flavor and created a delicious snack that incorporates both items that trigger my previously forgotten memory. These chocolate covered banana pops are so creamy inside it feels like you are eating ice cream!

Chocolate Covered Bananas

This is the perfect Summer treat for everyone, plus it’s easy to make so there is no reason not to make these for the people you love.

Chocolate Covered Bananas

To make this easy recipe for Chocolate covered bananas you will need 1 cup of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™, 4 bananas, 2 cups of chocolate chips, and skewers or popsicle sticks.

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Start off by peeling the bananas, cutting them in half and sticking skewers or popsicle sticks into the middle. Freeze for about an hour. I placed the bananas on a freezer paper lined baking sheet before popping them into the freezer. This prevented them from sticking or forming any kind of unwanted freezer icicles.

easy chocolate covered bananas
Put the Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ into a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put crushed Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ on a plate.

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Melt the chocolate chips in a small sauce pan. Dip bananas in chocolate and then immediately roll in the Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ crumbs. Complete this until all bananas are delicious! You can serve immediately to enjoy the gooey center or freeze until ready to serve for a completely frozen dessert.

Easy Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
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Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas
  • 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™
  • 8 Skewers or Popsicle Sticks

Instructions

  1. Peel bananas, cut in half and stick skewers or popsicle sticks into the middle. Freeze for about an hour. I placed the bananas on a freezer paper lined baking sheet before popping them into the freezer.
  2. Put the Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ into a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin. Put crushed Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ on a plate.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a small sauce pan.
  4. Dip bananas in chocolate and then immediately roll in the Apple Cinnamon Cheerio™ crumbs.
  5. Complete this until all bananas are delicious!
  6. Serve immediately to enjoy the gooey center or freeze until ready to serve for a completely frozen dessert.
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Comments

  1. Oh yum! I love chocolate covered bananas, but I’ve never had them like this before. I HAVE to make these.

  2. That looks so good! This might be the best take on chocolate covered bananas I’ve ever seen. Yummo!

  3. No one in my family has high cholesterol, but I won’t let that stop me from making these. 😉 They look absolutely fantastic!

  4. Yum ! Those look really good! I am definitely going to be making some of these!

  5. That looks good even if you don’t have problems with the cholesterol. I think that would be fun for my son and I to do together.

  6. Oh my gosh these bananas sound just amazing! I love that you can share a box with your mom like this!

  7. I love the variety of flavors that they have now! Your twist on the chocolate covered banana is one I’ll have to try.

  8. Yum, these treats sound delicious. I love Cheerios so I’m glad they have such great health benefits.

  9. That looks so delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my granddaughters. They love bananas.

  10. Excellent article…glad your mom and Mike can benefit from your noble crusade to make getting healthy easier…you father will try this straight away…sounds like a viable alternative to nighttime junk food practices.

  11. Nutrition is so important to our health, just as important as exercise… love that you both are on the track to better health… thanks for the recipe, I’ll have to make this for the family : )

  12. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg these bananas look so yummy!!!! I bet you my daughter would love these. Definitely going to be making these 🙂

  13. Those look so good! Maybe I could get my youngest to eat bananas this way. She’s not a fan, but the rest of my family is. I’ll be making these for sure!

  14. My kids would love these! What a fun program – I would send give a box to my brother. He was always my partner in crime growing up but now lives on the other side of the country. It would be such a fun surprise! (client)

  15. Your granpa sounds like my father, he sliced bananas the same way! That banana pops looks awesome!

  16. Ann+Bacciaglia says:

    These chocolate covered banana pops look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make some this weekend.

  17. Chocolate covered bananas?! Those look absolutely delish! Love both banana and chocolate so I’ve got to try this ASAP!

  18. These bananas sound amazing!!! I love how Cheerios lets you share a box with someone else!

  19. I love how the simplest things can sometimes trigger a wonderful memory. Also those banana pops looks really good. I’ll have to try them out!

  20. This looks like a yummy recipe!! I love chocolate banana pops!

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