County Fair Tea: Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas

I can just imagine all the afternoon tea purists and tea rules experts falling out of their chairs about now. Maybe someone will help them up. For the rest of us, we’ll be laughing and having fun eating these bananas. They really do bring out the kid in us. And they taste good too!

4 bananas
¼ cup lemon juice or orange juice
12 ounces chocolate coating chips, chocolate chips or semisweet baking chocolate
decoration: colored sprinkles, coconut, crushed nuts, rice krispies

Peel and slice bananas in half. Swirl in a small bowl of citrus juice in order to prevent browning. Insert a lollypop or popsicle stick in the bottom of each banana. Place on a tray and freeze for at least 2 hours.

Melt chocolate over low heat or in the microwave. Remove bananas from freezer. Dip each banana into the chocolate or use a spoon to pour the chocolate over the banana until completely covered. Immediately roll the banana in the decoration of your choice. The chocolate hardens very quickly so decorate each banana separately instead of waiting until you have all of them dipped in chocolate. Return to freezer until completely hardened.