Saturday, January 1, 2011

Banana Pops

Banana Pops
Makes 8 servings

1-1/3 cups ground toasted almonds, ground coconut, candy sprinkles, granola, or graham cracker crumbs
4 just-ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 cup honey
8 Popsicle or craft sticks

Spread ground nuts (or other topping of choice) on a plate or plates. Cut bananas in half crosswise. Insert a craft stick into each cut end. To assemble, hold each banana half over plate or waxed paper to catch drips. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. honey over banana, rotating and smoothing honey with back of spoon to coat all sides. (Or, squeeze honey from a plastic honey bear container and smooth out with spoon.) Roll banana in topping of choice until coated on all sides, pressing with fingertips to help topping adhere. Place pops on waxed paper lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining bananas, honey and topping. Serve at once.