Frozen banana ghosts

Frozen banana ghosts

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Prep: 10 mins plus freezing, no cook

Easy

Makes 8 ghosts
Bananas taste spookily like creamy ice cream when frozen in ghostly robes of white chocolate - quick and easy, with just 4 ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal251
  • fat8g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g bar white chocolate (supermarket own brand Belgian is good), broken into chunks
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

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    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 4 medium-large, ripe bananas
    Banana

    Banana

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  • 85g desiccated coconut (you won’t use it all)
  • handful dark chocolate drops
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

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    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

Method

  1. In a small bowl, gently melt the chocolate either in the microwave – in short bursts on high or over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water). Set aside for a moment while you get the bananas ready.

  2. Peel the bananas, cut in half, and push a lolly stick into the middle of each piece. Spread the coconut out in a shallow bowl. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment, and make sure there is room for the tray in the freezer.

  3. Using a pastry brush, coat a banana half in chocolate, letting excess drip away. Sprinkle with plenty of the coconut until coated, then set it on the prepared sheet. Now add two chocolate eyes and a mouth, and if you like, cut a few little eyebrows from the chocolate drops too. Freeze the lollies for at least 4 hrs, and up to a week.

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jennyjwoodruff@...
30th Oct, 2016
Sorry a bit confused, do you eat these straight from the freezer or do they have to thaw.
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MochiNightmare
22nd Oct, 2014
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Eh, not too fussed about this. The chocolate drips everywhere and doesn't end up looking like the picture.
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DoctorWhoFood
26th Oct, 2014
It worked with mine, what chocolate did you use?
Sweet Sticky Ra...
20th Oct, 2014
Someone here was thinking of eating Insects for Halloween dinner. At least dessert wouldn't be as scary! with these ghosts!
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janehornby
27th Oct, 2014
Sorry to hear this MochiNightmare, this didn't happen at all during recipe development or when I made the ghosts for the photograph here. I'd suggest that once the chocolate has melted, let it cool and thicken a little before brushing it onto the bananas. It will stick, with only a little dripping away. You can then complete the decoration and freeze. Hope this helps, Jane