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8 oz chocolate chip morsels (I like Whole Foods 365 vegan (dairy-free) brand)
6 Popsicle sticks
2 large yellow bananas, peeled and each banana cut into 3 pieces (this will net 6 small banana pieces)
any nut you like (crushed)

Prepare your nuts. I ended up using 6 different kinds (unsalted slivered almonds, unsalted cashew pieces, raw pecan pieces, unsalted macadamias, salted marcona almonds, and pistachio nutmeats) since I couldn’t make up my mind. I put a tiny amount of each nut in its own zip-lock bag and used a rolling pin to crush the nuts. Each dipped banana has a different nut coating.

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper to lay completed banana pieces on. Insert a popsicle stick in each banana piece.

Melt the chocolate. Place chocolate chip morsels in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat for another 30 seconds and stir until melted and the chocolate is smooth. Dip banana pieces, one at a time, in the melted chocolate. Spoon on chocolate where needed to cover the banana. Dip one banana piece and then cover it in nuts at a time. After doing 3 pieces, you may need to reheat the chocolate for only 10 seconds and stir to finish covering bananas. In the end, each banana piece will be dipped and sprinkled with nuts, unless you prefer a few nut-free.

Refrigerate for 20 minutes so that chocolate can set. Stays in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This is a safe and fun recipe for kids. It’s quick and easy to make, and the cleanup is minimal. Grandparents will love making this with their grandchildren too!