Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops
- 4 ripe bananas
- 1 cup vegan chocolate mega chunks , or use mini chips
- 2-3 tsp. vegan organic shortening
- 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal (or regular crispy rice cereal)
- popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Peel and cut each banana in half crosswise and insert a popsicle stick or lollipop stick into the cut side of each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or until frozen.
Melt the chocolate and shortening in a double boiler, over low to medium heat and make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Remove from heat. Place the puffed rice cereal in a shallow dish or a plate. Dip the frozen banana into the chocolate coating, turning it to coat (you can use a spoon to help you coat more evenly) and immediately roll in the crispy brown rice cereal. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately or wrap individually in plastic wrap or waxed paper and freeze for up to 2 weeks.